It’s a stunningly beautiful morning in Northern California today. As my children excitedly anticipate the start of the summer break the mood is jovial and we pay attention to little details on the school run. We spotted a swallowtail butterfly fluttering between the emerging white agapanthus and its wings were catching the morning sunlight. There is so much we can be thankful for and these small moments remind me about the joy to be found in living.
Photo 1: Be thoughtful. Be Kind. Be Considerate.
Photo 2: There are small moments of beauty in every day of you choose to find them.
Photo 3: Each new day is an opportunity to try again!
Photo 4: Surround yourself with positive people who nurture your dreams!
Reading my children’s yearbooks and seeing all the good wishes made me want to share them too – so HAGS to everyone in the Northern Hemisphere and HUGS to everyone in the South!
Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) growing profusely along the banks of a river near Isfield. A non-native invasive plant introduced to Britain from the Himalayas as a garden plant in 1839, establishing in the wild by 1855. Also known as ‘Policeman’s helmet’ due to the shape of the flower.
Took this photo of Hypericum patulum in a friend’s garden. The shrub has dark green leaves and beautiful large yellow blooms. Apparently got it’s name from early Christians because it blooms at the time when people traditionally celebrate St. John the Baptist’s birth (24 June).