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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Summer Days Around the House




Hello Friends! We've been carried away on a tide of events this spring, where leisure time and our usual pursuits have taken a back seat. But I have missed my blogging friends! You who are always welcome to come and share in the simple and cozy cottage life with me.




It's pretty casual, but cottage living should always be informal and comfy with a few pleasurable things to look at. Our stream of summer guests just settle in. I just got tired of waiting for the right moment to happen and picked up the camera to share my day with you!




I love simple flowers in bunches for the table. I know some of you go out your back door and gather up some of your own, but we mostly get our flowers at the market. This time it's stocks and cheery chamomile!




Not much focus on indoor decor lately. Just a bit of shifting around and finding nonexistent places for things in this tiny house.




The lines between indoors and out get blurred anyway this time of year as we spend as much time as we can outside.





The doors are open early to let in the cool morning air, and then shut up again as soon as the day gets too warm.




But as soon as the sun goes down the doors are flung open again for the cool evening air in our dry New Mexico climate. (Not very buggy either!)





Mornings on the east patio are best for starting the day with a sweet breeze and birdsong. Sometimes this space looks spectacular, but right now we are lucky to have a bit of color in a pot or two alongside the herb pots.




It's another bitty cozy place to nestle into in the fleeting early hours, either alone with your thoughts or with a bit of good company. Today started with a bit of breakfast chocolate to drink for me. Yum!



 






By ten o'clock it's already getting a bit too hot.




Geraniums are one of the sure things for pots out here.




And just a few fresh herbs right outside the door are perfect for us!

















This English boxwood has been in the same pot for a few years now. But then we can only have something no-fuss, since we do not really garden.








Right about now it would be time for a grand tea party for granny camp! But our teen and pre-teen girls are spread far and wide this summer.




So we have scheduled some tree and lawn work instead! (It's sort of endless.)




The roses are between bloom, but we have a hollyhock starting to peek out.




And an occasional bunny, squirrel, or roadrunner slips through the garden gate, in case you think nothing much happens here any more! Haha!




We are just settling into these lovely early days before the real heat sets in. . . .















Hope it's lovely soon for all of you too!

Blessed days ahead!

Jacqueline






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