Tag Archives: peaceful

slow pace, long weekend away.



rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day,

listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky,

is by no means waste of time.

~john lubbock, “Recreation,” The Use of Life, 1894

if you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. – marcus tullius cicero


IMG_0764late morning

on the tiny deck

behind my tiny cottage

surrounded by a tiny garden

sharing this tiny space

with a

delicate spider

perched upon

champagne dreams roses

petals flying

orange cat

stretched out


 weathered deck

under a cloudy sky


 warm coffee


coconut cream



 taking it all in

happy to share this space

all of us knowing

life is good.


exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
– alfred austin