Well it's half way through August and for me it's so exciting. You see I love Autumn (last year's post here), and I do love using the last weeks of summer to really give the house a good and thorough clean. Forget the spring clean, this is the time for my clean up as autumn and winter are the seasons that you spend more time in the home. I am always so happy getting the throws all washed and ready, the curtains freshly laundered, the carpets cleaned and warm textured cushions all primed and ready for the cosy nights ahead. But, I know you are all thinking 'oh shhh Chel, I love summer don't wish it away', so here are my four summery things for 52 Weeks of Happy from Jen at Little Birdie.
♥ Have you ever seen a sleeping bee? It was 9pm on a cooler evening and Mr Teenager said have you seen the bees? Well of course I have but this was different. My lavender bush was full of life, but not the usual gorgeous day time visitors, this was the turn of the dancing moths fluttering between each flower. On each flower were motionless bees. It was as though these furry bundles had empty batteries, nothing would rise them, their antenna's lowered and their wings resting. It was a weird but yet wonderful, silent moment.
♥ One of the reasons I had stayed out after a busy pruning day was that I wanted to pick some lavender to dry, ready for my autumn/winter pot pourri. However, I had to just be thankful for this bundle which I had held for a while as the bees were not finished with the flowers and were not letting me take them away.
♥ This was a very happy moment! We had rescued a tiny frog in the front garden last week and I was so worried that it would be the only one in the pond. But, it seems our pond has sprung a very big surprise. Maybe this is Mum?
♥ All of a sudden our flowers are surrounded with hover flies, this cheeky one was very happy to pose for the camera!
And an extra 'happy' just for you sun lovers, I took this shot without any filters. My camera has just decided to do its own artwork and I was VERY happy with it.
I hope you have a very happy week.
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