Do you ever long to walk past houses in the dim light of dusk
And just sneak a passing glimpse of other lives
Through undrawn curtains
I especially love to see houses in their festive finery
Don't get me wrong
I never stare in through windows
But if you're driving or walking by you cannot help but catch feint images
A lamp in a window
A vase of flowers
A lit festive tree
For me these are so much nicer than the sometimes overdone decorating with all the flashing of lights
My husband however adores all the flashing of lights
I am much more of a gentle twinkle person.
So why am I even allowing these thoughts to enter my head on such a day as today...
Well it's the first day of September
The year is rolling quickly down it's Autumunal hill now
Thoughts of hunkering down during the darker months have risen to the surface of my mind.
There are jars of chutney sitting on a shelf in our pantry cupboard
There are bags of sliced beans waiting in the freezer
Either for the next batches of chutney or to eat as a vegetable when the plants have succumbed to the cold and wind and have stopped producing
The most giant sunflower we have is standing at over 13' tall
It is in truth more like a tree
I kid you not!
It currently has one open flower
The much more usual sized vegetables and the feisty three legged cat who is in temporary residence.
I will leave you to dream of oversized sunflowers and feisty three legged felines!
Blessings J. x