The last few days have been wall to wall sun here...and haven't I just loved it!! The warmth and brightness really lifts me and makes me want to be everywhere, do everything all at once!! I'm not a sunbather...not for me basting myself in the sun for hours, so I'm still pale and pasty looking....or as I prefer to describe me....pale and interesting!!
I have photographed my garden almost to death, if it had colour or blooms, I got it! The grass is mown, the new plants in and the weeds got the nimby (not in my backyard) treatment. Things are looking good, wish I could say the same for my back. The garden, like me, seemed to feel the sun and bounced into action. I could almost see those little shoots growing. There are so many beautiful flowers to capture that I'm like a kid in a candy store..not knowing which one to admire first.
Mind you, it wasn't good news for Charlie, he spent the last few days chasing reflections and lights like a demented soul. It's an obsessive behaviour he had when he came to me and it is so hard to get rid of. He spent Saturday boiling himself by rushing around in the sun and bouncing of walls and plants in his efforts to catch those elusive rays of light. In the end, he got banished indoors for his own health....but I'm working on the problem, just an other "work in progress" to add to his list.
At the moment, we are thinking of buying a motorhome to use on our travels, especially for the summer in Europe. It started small...but you know me...I have this tiny, weensy tendency to get carried away, so the idea kept growing. In my mind at least!! First it was DH's height (he's needs a lot of leg room), then it was the thought of making beds up every time I went to bed and from there.... I just got totally and utterly carried away!! Visions filled my head of one with all the conveniences of home with a large touch of luxury thrown in for good measure. The fantasy definitely took over on this one!!
To cut a very long story short, I drifted from ideas of something compact..... to aspirations of a Winnibago with a trailer!!! It was only visions of trying to drive it around the small country roads in France that brought me back to reality with a bump. That and DH talking of how many miles to the gallon it would be and the fact that my "little trips" would require several mortgages to pay for them ,that made me get a grip on the real world again. So, after some realignment, my thoughts are back on track and compact is the buzz word of the day!!
But I have to admit, it was such fun just getting lost in the fantasy and imagining what it would be like to go HUGE!! A touch of day dreaming does you no harm and is lots of fun...well, once in a while that is. Reality can be so boring!!!
To reflect my outdoor mood and my love of gardens, I've done a Quick page for anyone who'd like to share it. I hope that someone can find a use for it.
You can download it here on 4shared
Have a great evening/day and see you soon, it's due to get colder, so perhaps I might get more work done!! I have a tutorial for you next post so check back for a handy tip or two.