Thursday, 22 June 2017

Release & Regrow

It was early May when I captured images of these remarkable blooms! Today the trees are full of leaves and devoid of any flowers, yet still look beautiful. The emergence of new growth now prepares the tree for more flowers next year and so the cycle continues: bloom, release, regrow. Enjoy these stunning sights! 

Oh, and by the way, Happy First Day of Summer! 

Much love, Vivi 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Fields of Mint (featuring buttercups)

Off to the corner of our backyard grows the wildest species of mint I ever did see. It's tall, lush, and grabs the eye of anyone fortunate enough to find themselves near it. Not to be overlooked, of course, are the numerous buttercups strewn through the grass, growing just as beautifully. The buttercups, however, cannot be made into a delicious tea, dried for future use, and made into essential oils (unless I'm missing out on some well kept secret use of buttercups!) As the rain pounds against my window this afternoon, I thought I'd share some of the aspects of life lately that are bringing joy to my days: 

Listening to this timeless song, along with every other masterpiece on that album. 
Using the app "Runkeeper" to track my neighborhood runs - this is a huge source of motivation! 
Writing everyday in my trusty Moleskine to keep life organized. 
Wearing my new spoon ring, which looks something like this one
Listening to podcasts that encourage and inspire every morning 
All of the above photos (featuring cupcakes made by the most excellent brother, lilies and gladioli on the dining room table, a tree that I suspect to be a "robina" tree growing lusciously, and the aforementioned buttercups and mint). 

Much love, Vivi