Friday, 25 October 2013

Three Things 26/52


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.

Number one:



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.

Number two:



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.


Number three:


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.

Clare x

12 comments:

  1. Well done for finding the happy in amongst the sickness Clare, and I do hope your health brightens up again soon. I love your orchid - used to grow them myself years ago - and your sweet painted pictures. Your freshly picked pears look so yummy, love fruit straight from the tree!
    Hugs, Joy x

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    1. Thanks Joy, there is nothing better than fruit fresh from the tree, have a good weekend
      Clare x

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  2. These are nice happies and I'm glad you're finding happiness in spite of your illness. Your paintings are lovely, I think you did a great job.

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  3. Viewing your happy photos helps me feel happy, too, Clare. Berries, fruit, your paintings, and orchids are all lovely. Thanks for posting!
    Blessings,
    Gracie :)

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  4. Your watercolours are terrific! I love the quirkiness of Alice in Wonderland, and your paintings capture that while still holding a pretty serenity with the watercolour shades. Lovely! Chrissie x

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment. xx

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  5. I'm so sorry to these that you've been having these flare ups I know just how bad they can be. Lynda disease is so nasty and my heart goes out to you!!! Here is. Hug for a better week lovely Clare!! You've got so many lovely happies and those pears look delish! I love the watercolour paintings so lovely and yes it is a strange book but brilliant. In sure they are going to look wonderful amongst the other exhibits, well done!! Your orchid is beautiful and thanks for the tip I didn't know this. Mine has been in full bloom this year but has now lost all its flowers. Hope you have some better days ahead. Xoxo

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    1. Thanks Hannapat, hope the weekend treating you well. xxx

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  6. Love your watercolours, really lovely...I love Alice in Wonderland. Hope you are feeling a little better today.
    Marianne xx

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