Hello...... well I can't believe it but this post marks the half mark for my year of happy, it's sure seems to be flying by. I've had another tough week here, with another symptoms flare, that's the trouble with Lyme disease while taking antibiotics you have these horrendous flare ups ( herxheimer reactions) every four weeks, not great when my health levels are already so poor. They are supposed to lessen with time, but I'm five years into treatment now and they don't seem to be lessening at all, so the last couple of days I've been feeling pretty poorly. At times like these I guess it's all the more important to try and find the happy.
It's been a stormy old week here at the Summerhouse, so we decided it was time to pick the pears on Tuesday, before the winds got them. There is nothing better than fruit from the garden, it makes me happy just to see them, here are a few of them in the bowl looking so yummy. It looks like we're in for another big storm come Monday, so I guess 'P' will be spending the weekend out in the garden battening down the hatches, lets hope it's not too bad.
Said health flare with added fever kicked it while I was finishing off this postcard, for the 'Alice in wonderland' theme for my local Craft Clubs exhibition. I've really enjoyed getting my paints out, painting these little watercolour and inks, representing different aspects of the book. This is another project that has taken a while painting a little bit at a time when I've been able, I seem to have been working on this for months now. You can read a bit more about my other Alice watercolours 'here'
Originally I wasn't going to bother, with painting a card to represent the queen of hearts. As to tell you truth, my painting skills are really not up to people, but I decided, I really should as it would complete the set and of course she is a major character in the book. Hopefully she'll be able to hide away amongst the others, which I'm going to mount as playing cards, so the look like a pack of cards that have been dropped. I had to do a bit of research for this one as I didn't have a clue what colour a flamingo's legs were? It really is the strangest of books.
This one make me skippy happy, do you remember 'here' me telling you about my happy little shoot, well eleven weeks later we have not one but two flowers out yes I managed it I finally got one of my Moth Orchids to re flower, it been teasingly in bud for weeks now so I'm so happy to see it in bloom. It really is the most gorgeous colour purple. Yippee.
All my orchids went on a little holiday to the cool of the Summerhouse in the Spring, as I heard on a radio show that they needed to go to a cool environment for a few weeks to get them to re flower, and lookie lookie it worked, only one out of three but yay we have flowers, so they are all off on a Spring break to the summerhouse next year.
Well that's all the happy for today.