The orange and yellow nasturtiums in the window-box move very slightly
in the early-morning breeze, bringing their sweet fragrance
to where I am sitting.
As I move back and forth from the kitchen to the balcony
to prepare my table for breakfast,
I can smell the delicious plants in my herb garden
as the sun caresses their outstretched leaves:
mint, rosemary and thyme -
which I use all the year round and hang them up in bunches
to dry for the winter months.
Why do I feel so connected to this simple, homely scene?
Well, I feel the peacefulness by just being here.
I like the airiness of it, the green I can see of the trees beyond,
and the connection I feel with my flowers and plants.
Most early mornings in August, before the heat comes up,
I start the day with a walk.
The air is still fresh and I can step up my speed
and feel the good it is doing to my whole body.
On the way home, I buy some bread from one of the local baker's.
I have to show you, just for the sheer golden crunchiness of it!
Ah! Continental bread!
Won't you join me for Sunday morning breakfast?
There is plenty of coffee in the pot for two and there is home-made strawberry jam
and 'Bonne Maman' bitter orange marmalade.
The butter is salty of course... it adds just a little something special
to that fresh crunchy bread!
I'm going to fill a little vase with flowers for the table like I always do
Ring the front door bell twice so I know it's you...
I love having company!
Joining Kat and others for the August Photo-Heart Connection here: