Posts Tagged ‘sun’

Blowing in the wind

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

My favourite household chore is doing the washing. I love everything about it. I enjoy sorting out which items need to go with each other in a load and deciding which is the right programme for the fabrics. I love watching it go round in the machine!

When the wash has finished, I take it out and give it a shake and then, if the weather lets me, I hang it out in the sun and the breeze. That’s my favourite bit – watching it blowing and fluttering on the line.

Of course it’s not possible to put it out on the line all year round and when it’s been dried inside it smells of washing powder or liquid, which can be quite nice. But when it’s been outside, it feels lovely and soft and it smells so gorgeous! It fills the house with a wonderful smell of freshness. I don’t know what the fragrance is or how the washing on the line attracts it, I just know that I love it, and I love my clothes and bedding smelling so fresh.

I wonder why it does have that lovely smell. What causes it, what is it that fragrances the fabrics? There must be a scientific reason for it. Can anyone explain it?

Holiday

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

I spent the first two weeks of June on holiday on the South Coast. It was lovely! The weather was good, and I was able to relax and spend time doing things that I really enjoy. I love being by the sea, and walking along the beach listening to the sound of the waves.

I love beach huts, piers and seagulls and I managed to find quite a few of all of them in different places. Of course I came back with lots and lots of photos! I’m still sifting through them choosing the best ones to keep and deleting the ones that are duplications or not very good.

One of my favourite seaside towns to visit is Swanage in Dorset. It has sea and steam trains – two of my passions – within a few minutes of each other. I can watch a steam train come in, then walk through the town and sit on the beach, then walk back to the station for the next steam train! There aren’t many places that you can do that!

After wandering along the pier, I went on a cliff walk which was lovely. The view was amazing. I had to keep stopping just to gaze out to sea and take photos. I took quite a few of the wild flowers on the cliff edge with the sea behind them. I love the contrast of the shapes and colours, and the delicate flowers against the blue ripples of the sea.

This is one of my favourites which is also on my Flickr photostream.

Cliff top view at Swanage

Sitting in the sun

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

I sat out in the garden today for the first time this year. I’d gone out to check on my beans and it was so warm that I sat down on the garden bench and enjoyed the warmth of the sun on my face. It was lovely and relaxing.

I could hear the birds twittering and the bees buzzing and there was a lovely fragrance of summer. There are lots of flowers out in the garden at the moment. Pink, purple, orange, blue, yellow…. but the yellow ones aren’t supposed to be there.

Buttercups have spread out from the border and are creeping across the lawn. They’re very pretty, but they’re not supposed to be there. I ought to do something about them, but they look nice. A flower is only a weed when it’s growing somewhere it isn’t wanted.

Meeting a friend

Monday, March 16th, 2009

What a lovely day it’s been today. I had the day off and met my friend for lunch. We live about 20 miles apart, and we meet up in a town halfway. I had a ten mile drive to get there and it was glorious. The sun was shining and it was very warm. There were daffodils everywhere, and trees full of blossom, some white and some pink. I drove through pretty little villages and open countryside with lovely scenery.

I’ve known my friend for a long time, since we first started school together. I love chatting to her because she knows and understands me and she was there in my childhood. There are lots of things we can remember together, and sometimes she will remind me of something that I’ve forgotten, and she’ll even tell me things from my childhood that I didn’t know! Things that she had noticed herself. What a blessing to have a friend like that. She’s very wise and it’s a joy to chat to her. She gives me very good advice that I try to follow because I know she’s right. I will look forward to our next meeting.

I hope that the lovely sunny Spring weather is here to stay. The world is so much brighter when it’s warm and sunny.