How is your day today?
I'd love to share with you some pictures of the lovely
flowers that are blooming in my home today.
I think that homes need to have colour.
Not loud in your face colour,
just gentle notes of it here and there.
Just enough to make you take pause to notice.
Colour in the home
makes me think of joy.
Not the loud shouting kind,
but the gentle peaceful kind.
When I was young I remember on a cold winter's day
looking into a window and seeing flowers.
Now I see flowers in my windows and it brings
me back to that moment.
Seemed a bit out of place with the snow...
but it brought a slow dreamy smile to my face.
Now colour doesn't have to come in the form of flowers
although they are wonderful.
Just a colourful blanket or quilt put out to snuggle in,
or a picture on the wall that has a lovely colour to
draw one in to have a better look.
In our homes...
we can give those possibilities to those that dwell in them?
Gentle smiles and appreciation..perhaps some joy?
One little speck of joy I have is seeing the leaves unfold
from this little oak tree.
I love when the house smells good.
On bread baking day the smell is one of my favourites.
Sometimes one can add a fresh scent by cleaning or
putting essential oils in a diffuser.
I find I tend to lean towards those smells that come naturally.
Like fresh laundry and sheets,
good food being prepared for those I love,
and fresh air that comes in when the doors/windows are flung open.
Good smells make the home inviting.
This past while I have started to add some sourdough
to my bread and leave out some of the yeast.
It makes the bread taste so nice, but using
the yeast still it makes it quicker
then the traditional sourdough.
It's about a cup of sourdough starter subbed for 1 Tb yeast.
It makes lovely fluffy bread.
A bit of buttermilk and some eggs make it even nicer.
Below is the leftover cinnamon bun dough
that didn't fit in the other pan.
It made a lovely loaf.
Of course it was all drizzled over with orange glaze.
This week has been lovely in the little things.
There has been snow much of the time and sometimes
the flakes are big and fluffy and give me pause as I peer out the windows.
I finished a pair of knitted woollen socks for my husband.
I have a few socks planned so my work basket is full of woollen yarn
awaiting being shaped into something useful.
School lesson are going smoothly.
It is so nice to learn new things even when they are hard
to figure out at times.
So how has your week been?
What kinds of colour and smells
have filled your homes today?
Love and Prayers,