As I went out to my garden to water and pick a few flowers...
I just had to share him with you!
I stood and watched him for awhile...he didn't seem to mind!
He spent a great deal of time on each flower before he moved on to the next. Almost as if he was enjoying each one before making his way to another. Living in the moment...
I was captivated by him!
This year my garden has had many such visitors for which I am thankful.
It is always such a joyful sight!
They have all had the most gorgeous colors to them! Or coats as my daughter used to say.
As he flew away and I returned to picking flowers for the cottage,
I realized that this has been the best vacation for me!
I have had so much time to work in my garden,
doodle ideas for things I wish to make,
And finish a few projects I have had going.
Like the butterfly...
I too have fluttered about from project to project. Enjoying each task as I make my way
I couldn't have gone anywhere (except maybe France) that I would have enjoyed more!
My trip out in the garden was for flowers to place on my living room mantle in the cottage.
I have been wanting to participate in White Wednesday and was looking forward to reworking the mantle with that purpose in mind.
I am drawn to rooms done in white...anytime of the year!
For Summer though...it seems so much cooler when I bring out the white.
I gathered some of my favorite white pitchers and filled them with flowers from my garden.
Pee Gee and limelight hydrangeas
And obedient plant to name a few. There were even a few stems of my phlox left to pick!
lemon balm, dusty miller and even boston fern were added for some texture.
but mostly my hydrangeas!
Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers so there are several (okay alot) of them in our garden.
This year, I planted 2 more that will bloom a deep shade of purple and dry a pale lavender.
Or at least, that's what it said on the tag!
As always, I added a couple of cake plates and cloches!
I just love these things!
This cloche has one of the tiny favor boxes I made for the flea market.(I kept one for myself!)
Inside is a tiny nest made from book page shred and dried hydrangeas. Nestled in the shred... 3 tiny eggs.
For me...the eggs represent the Trinity. I am always trying to place these subtle reminders throughout our home!
Well, I must get back out to the garden.
I am working on Summer House today and tomorrow.
This is the little place we are building from salvaged old doors and windows! Most of which came from our very own renovation!
As I do so, My mind wanders back to the butterfly and his lesson on taking time to enjoy the simple things. To enjoy all that we have been given for this journey. To accept the changes in our lives and make the most of them.
I hope everyone has a butterfly moment of their own!
Thank you for stopping by!
For more white Wednesday wonderment's please stop by Faded Charm
Kathleen always has the most amazing things to share!
Have a wonderful week!