Thursday, August 13, 2009

Finding Joy.

I haven't been a gummi bear today, which makes me pretty sad. Today I have been the big black grizzly who has been woken up in the middle of winter, why can't the world just let a bear sleep ? You know.

So instead of sketching or painting I have been cleaning. The upside of this is that now I can happily invite a horde of neighbours in to use my toilet without a shred of embarrassment. Can you see how hard I'm working on finding that silver lining folks ?

After spending the morning with myself and determining I was rotten company, I decided to take matters in to my own hands. I grabbed the camera and went outside, where the day is absolutely perfect, and found a couple of things which make me smile. They're just little things, but sometimes that's all you need to help bring a touch of joy into a grey rainbow sort of day.

I am so happy to see the Jasmine flowers returning. Part of our back fence is overgrown with Jasmine and as much as I know it drives The Coach insane, I love it. When the breeze is just right the scent of the flowers drifts into our en suite. Gorgeous.

A cascade of Jasmine. Come hither wee bumble bees, there is much work to be done.

Petal's sparkly shoes, shimmering in the midday sun. Aren't they pretty ? That's got to make you smile, at least just a little.


  1. I can smell the jasmine now just by looking at your gorgeous tree. How cute are those shoes. Poppy's first pair was sparly too, you can't go wrong.

  2. Is it wrong to covet my four year olds sparkly shoes ?


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