Hello there my friends.
It is sunny and utterly lovely where the desert meets the forest.
There are fresh rose leaves popping up and tales to share.
The promise of a new season makes me giddy.
I almost can't sleep at night waiting to wake up and see what is happening in the garden.
The hydrangeas just started opening their eyes.
Pruning winter petals and reflecting on all that is good.
What a perfect time to tell you a little story.
Especially since so many have inquired and I feel it's time to share.
Here's a little story about life and its funny twists and turns.
Several years ago (about 4, maybe more) life started to twist and turn and change for Mister Lovee and I, aka The Hatter. Our journeys morphed in different directions, but always staying best friends, confidants and above all family always. It's beautiful and amazing, journeys shift and veer, but love and respect is and was always there. And although we are on different paths now, we're still a hop skip and a jump from each other on this big property where there is room for all, two houses, four cottages & gardens to roam. We laugh and get into tea party shenanigans all the time and love the dogs madly.
It's been a long time shift, it's not new, but I guess you all felt it and so that's the truth. He will always be and is Mister Lovee to everyone (as he is known round these parts), and he's my dear dear hatter. We are in very different places in our lives. I am going up those hills, hiking and exploring (literally & figuratively) as he encourages me endlessly to go go, fly butterfly fly, live your life to the fullest! You're young, go be free!
While he waves from his cozy chair, whilst blissfully playing his guitar, doing the things that make him happy. We started as best of friends 17 years ago, and best friends we will be forever more.
There's a new chapter unfolding in my life.
The last couple of years some amazing, unreal & exciting things have happened. Which you might begin to see unravel here. It's been this slow shift and change, but now somehow here it is. Life is beautiful and wonderful, there is nothing but goodness happening. Everyone is happy and the sun is shining. The roses are thinking about blooming and I am utterly grateful for this organic way my life evolves and flows, like a gentle stream. I am so grateful. And while I don't share my religious beliefs much here, I will say they are very strong and I always believe that if I put my life in the hands of the heavens, all will evolve as should.
And it has.
The most important thing is that life is wonderful, full of twists and turns and tales.
I am living some exciting things right now and I can't wait to see how my journey continues to unfold.
The other most important thing is that there is still art and tea time and thriftventures galore.
There's dogs and dancing and hiding in the cottage with treats.
Everything is so good for everyone.
It's a beautiful life my friends.
If you go with the flow...
Sometimes it surprises you, sometimes is amazes you.
It's done all those things to me and more, and I love it!
My dad told me yesterday, you are a very lucky girl to have had these lovely things happen in your life. Such experiences and special people.
Life is not always easy, I've had my fair share of ups and downs just like everyone else, but you can choose happy.
Who knows what sort of adventures it will lead you on.
I'm surprised by life at every turn.
It will go up and down and all around.
And hopefully when it stops for a break you're singing and dancing, right?
Those are my babblings for the day.
The jasmine is hanging out in the trees...
Getting ready to start turning green again.
The glossiest most exquisite leaves of the year are appearing on the rose bushes...
And poppies are just swaying around...
Making me happy all the time.
From the way they burst out of their little pods, to their tender unfurling.
How I love them so.
It's very sunny with a cool breeze enough for a cardigan.
But the sun is glorious.
Hope you are doing grand out there my friends!!