Where does the time go? It's Tuesday already and it hardly feels like anytime at all since I posted things I was looking forward to at home here on last week's 10 Things on Tuesday.
Well I've been home a few days now and it is nice to be here. After what seemed to be the longest journey in history and then a decent nights sleep, I've spent the last couple of days just pottering about home and enjoying doing the little things. Sitting in the garden, in the sun, cup of tea on hand is about as exciting as it gets - and I'm enjoying it.
My 10 Things this week are 'plants in the garden'. Now I am not a gardener, nor never will be, much to my grandmothers' distress- as no matter what she has tried to teach me over the years, it has gone in one ear and out of the other. So I know nothing about gardens- except I know when they look pretty and I appreciate all the hard work that has to go into them. So please forgive me if I name the flowers wrongly. All I know is they look very colourful and pretty.
1) Chocolate Cosmos
Now, the picture doesn't seem to do this justice- as in reality, this very pretty, chocolate smelling flower is in fact a very deep reddy brown colour.
One of absolute favourites. I love how delicate they look, the combinations of colours and their fragrant smell.
5) Sweet William
I've always thought of these as Geraniums- evoking images of Mediterranean window boxes. My grandparents have always grown these for as many years as I can remember.
My sister's favourite flowers- love the smell!
A good few years ago, my sister got married, and peonies from this bush were used in her bridesmaids bouquets. For what ever reason I volunteered to do the flowers (!) and spent until the early hours wrapping stems and making table centre pieces. Every year for her anniversary, a few of the peonies are cut and given to Deb as a present.
Pansies always look so pretty and cheerful. They look like little faces bobbing at you in the breeze.
There are many more where these came from- and some I can actually name. But that's another posting:)
Until next time,