Hi there! Welcome to my blog, where I try really hard to write *something* at least once a week. That ‘something’ could be about gardening, flower/wreath arranging, crocheting, or just about anything, really. Today is a good example of ‘anything’. 🙂 The thing is, I was so profoundly touched by the simple act of someone reaching out to me, that I had to share.
What exactly am I talking about? I’d say that over the past year it has happened more than a few times, where someone – out of the blue – contacts me and either reconnects, or a new connection is made. I realize that this might not sound very exciting. I find that especially during these times though, that making connections with people is even more appreciated, special, and needed. Some of those connections involved me receiving some truly kind words, which is so uplifting every single time.
So I’m here to say to you, never feel too shy to send that sweet note you’ve been wanting to send. Don’t wait to tell that friend what they mean to you. Give the compliment, even though you are sure they don’t need to hear it (they actually do). And if you haven’t touched base with a friend in a long time, now is a great time to do so. You’ll be glad you did, and so will they.
This is our ‘playhouse’ (although no longer used as such) which received a fresh coat of paint this summer, along with new roof shingles. It’s looking really well, if I do say so myself! We also have a rain catcher connected with pipes to the gutter (you can see the black pipe on the left, but the rain catcher is green and camouflaged behind the yellow rose plant). The tree with orange leaves on the left is a Mountain Ash, or Rowan tree. Its bright orange berries have already been eaten this season by the birds! The two mauve colored plants in front of the ornamental grass are Asters. I especially like them because they keep their blooms for a number of weeks. And the bright red plant between the Asters is a ‘burning bush’, or Euonymus alatus. This picture was taken mid morning (I can tell from the shadow on the playhouse) with full sun on one side and typical Irish storm clouds on the other!
And last but not least, a picture of me! It was time for an update on the status of growing out my colored hair. It is a pretty slow process, but we’re getting there. The two tone coloring doesn’t bother me anymore (it did for the first month, though!). It’s been seven months since I stopped coloring my hair. The time was right for me. I think having the brown hair still, while it grows out, is a great way to adjust to the new coloring. 🙂
I do hope you are keeping well and safe. Take care!
Speaking about beautiful colors all the way. Thank you!
Thank you so much, Fabio! 🙂
I like your hair. And that’s such good advice about reaching out. The other person’s delight always feels like a gift to myself when I do that.
Thanks so much Cynthia. Absolutely, it is such a joy to uplift someone else! 🙂
This is such a lovely sentiment! Reaching out to each other, especially now, really is so important! Helps us all know that despite the craziness of this world, we are all in it together! And I totally LOVE your hair! I think the two-tone looks quite lovely! 🙂
Ah Linda, you are such an inspiration in so many ways! Thank you for your kind words, and for your never ending encouragement! Two-tone it is 🙂 Xx
It’s always nice to receive a kindness!
The garden is looking very well at the moment, great colour.
Hair – I don’t have any nor any comment to make! LOL
haha Paddy! Thanks for visiting! We shall all enjoy the honor of growing older together! 🙂
all we need is kindness ❤ beautiful photos!
Thank you Parmigiana Whisperer. Indeed – Kindness is golden! 🙂