Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Thankful for....

I am a bit in survival mode this month. A much loved young mother, wife and friend in our street has passed away and she has left a very big hole in our lives. I know if she were here she would want me to pass on this really important message. WEAR YOUR SUNSCREEN!!! And have your skin checked. Queensland has the world's highest death rate from melanoma so be aware of our hot hot sun.

So....I am trying to live in the moment and suck up all of life's goodness because that is how Helen lived and she has inspired me to try and do the same.

So...here are some of my favourite things from the last week or so.....

Glorious glorious jacarandas. This is my favourite time of year and always makes me high.

Coming home from lunch with my old nursing buddies and finding these three laughing on the trampoline

My little girl finally getting the hula hoop moves

My wondrous hollyhocks finally flowering

To get some idea of their height (over 2 metres), the wire fence is about as high as my chest.

My new petunias. I have a tendency to be morose in the mornings so I go and open the front door and drink in these colours in the morning sunshine. They always put a smile on my face.

The flower garden outside our study. I tried to get Kip to pose for this photo but he had a fat juicy new bone and wouldn't cooperate.

I hope everyone is having a lovely week.


Miss Prudence said...

Oh this is just so terribly sad and confronting. You are very right in your survival tactics : looking for the things to LOVE - treasure, the real things that make you tick, the reasons to live, the reasons to look after one's self...Hest, this year has been so darn huge for you! Hope you are well and enjoying your new routines.
xxxxMiss Pru

Tammie said...

im so sorry for your loss. hang in there.

all of your flowers look lovely. keep focusing on the beauty.

le@thirdontheright said...

keep smiling sweetie - time is the thing ... thinking of you le xox

Beck said...

Hey honey, sorry to hear the news, so sad for everyone. A few months after losing a friend to cancer I'm just starting to get back on track, it takes time. I love all the things you are enjoying, your garden looks so beautiful and so do your sweeties on the tramp. Hang in there and keep looking for beauty and hope, it's there if we look.Much love xo

Winnie said...

Your garden is great. So nice to see that things are blooming - even if it's on the other side of the world. We are stuck with a dull no snow yet winter so far in Wisconsin, USA. Wish I could grow those monster hollyhocks like you.