It's a quiet summer day here at Bird Nest Cottage, so I thought I'd show a bit of the flowering going on around here. I do not have a green thumb, so many of these are in pots, but some actually are in the ground and I have hopes of not killing them. I'm trying harder than usual, since I LOVE
Here's a quote I took a fancy to this morning:
"FLOWERS DON'T WORRY ABOUT HOW THEY'RE GOING TO BLOOM. THEY JUST OPEN UP AND TURN TOWARD THE LIGHT AND THAT MAKES THEM BEAUTIFUL."
This Crepe Myrtle tree is really in the wrong place, but I do love this shady little corner. We will be trimming it in the Fall....it has white blooms, nearly all of them gone right now.
Here we are out front of the cottage......I really do call it a cottage. Mostly because I just like the way it sounds!
I had some rocks that were collected by my late Mother-in-Law. They used to have a farm between Harrison and Yellville, Arkansas. There was a creek and she gathered rocks and arrowheads there. I ended up with some of those rocks. I gave some to my son-in-law and he made an angel by their back porch for my daughter. As we say around here 'I had a fit over it' and the minute I got home had to put an angel in my own flower bed. I like that we have given a new home to Alleen's rock collection!
The green heart hanging here is MOSS. Too Cute! Given to me by my daughter.
"I would sooner live in a cottage and wonder at everything than live in a castle and wonder at nothing."
Joan Winmill Brown
"Better my own cottage than the palace of another."
A Welsh Proverb
Looking outward from my front door. A very beautiful summer day!
Then, outward to the patio...a very HOT place right now.
Also looking outward from the door in the room I call The Pantry.
Just a little visit on a hot summer day. I am so grateful, not only for my home, but also for air-conditioning.
Bird Nest Cottage
until next time