Monday 21 June 2021

Homemaking Mondays: When Things Are Quiet


What do you do when things are quiet? 
Do you stop to notice the details around you?
Here in the Yukon it's been rainy...
checking on the garden with an umbrella. 
There is a special smell in the air with the rain.
The leaves on the trees are coming out more and more. 

We are blessed with watching the sun set on the other side of the lake. 
The golden hues and reflections in the water
are magnificent to behold. 
It's late at night, but worth staying up for.

There are sweet droplets of rain hanging on the trees and bushes.
I thank the Lord for watering the earth and all 
those beautiful plants he's created. 

We have a sweet little squirrel that lives in our shed. 
She has gotten used to us being here. 
She has a special place she likes to sit and eat her breakfast. 

The garden is growing!
Although it seems cheers the heart.
Dreams of shopping from the garden 
that is still to come.

My family yesterday took a drive 
and found these sweet bluebells at the side of a pullout. 
If I had a shovel with me...some may have come home.
Perhaps I should tuck a little shovel in my truck for times such as these?

Talking about shopping the garden.
There are a few herbs that I can snitch from.
The fresh basil and chives tasted so delicious 
in our roasted tomato soup. 
One part of homemaking that I enjoy is adding those 
that makes a home feel more cozy and welcoming. 
It doesn't need to be something big
as those little details seem to touch us deeply. 

May your day be splendid! 
Praying you have a pleasant day adding garnishes to your home.

Love and Prayers,


Sister in the Mid-west said...

The sunset description sounds beautiful, and the picture is, too. Are you far enough North to have 24 hours of sunlight? Today or tomorrow is the solstice, right?
You have inspired me to garnish our beans and rice with cilantro cut from the garden tonight. A little garnish can add a lot of dignity to a humble meal. :)

mamasmercantile said...

My garden is a little slow to get started this year but like you I do love a little garnish here and there.

Linda Shukri said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely and beautiful home, life, and surrounding countryside!! So awesome! :-)

Sunshine Country said...

That is such a beautiful view of the reflection on the lake...and the squirrel is so cute! Bluebells are one of my favorite flowers. Like you, I would've been tempted to dig up some too. :) This spring we got a small start from a neighbor that I hope will survive and bloom next spring.