Hello....... Sometimes amongst the January grey it's hard to find the happy, just like in the above picture I took the other day, yep I took this with my camera in colour mode but all it seemed to find is the January Grey. This time of year always finds me feeling pretty ill and exhausted after the demands of Christmas, so this is the time, these year of happy posts really come in handy, finding the happy.
My first happy this week is this gorgeous geranium which is flowering on my bedroom windowsill at the moment, it makes me smile every time I look at it. I rescued it from the garden a couple of years ago, it was a plant that we never got around to planting, still in it's tray come Autumn, looking very weedy and sorry for itself.,so I planted it up and brought it inside to fulfill it's flowery destiny and wow look at it now it has three of these fab blooms on it at the moment.
Lookie I just found a picture of it that I took for a 365 photo project dated 3/11/11, I didn't realise it's been that long. At the time I wrote.........
'Day 188 3rd November 2011, Brought this tiny Geranium in from the garden, for a bit of summer over the winter, don't know if it will survive.'
Ahh now that make me smiley happy.
This time of year I always like to plant some bulbs up to bloom inside the house
These are some lovely mini Iris my sister gave to me for Christmas, which are my favourite bulbs.
They came with this gorgeous little bowl to plant them in.
So earlier in the week I planted them up and popped them into a dark cupboard in the Summerhouse. I can't wait to see them flower, I'll keep you posted.
My third thing this week is spending a bit of time on one of my New Year Resolutions, while stuck in bed with the lurgy on Tuesday I opened up my new sketch book and just stared at the blank page for a bit but then started my first drawing.
A winter scene of my favourite view from the house, I normally take the photo's of this view from our landing window, but stuck in bed I noticed the other day that I can see the windmill and field through the bare branches of the Horse Chestnut tree in the garden, so I decided to add the tree into my drawing.
It's many years since I last attempted a landscape and it might not be very good but I'm having fun drawing, doing a little bit each day and I guess that's all that counts.
I hope you've all had a good week. Just before I go I want to say a huge thank you for all the lovely supportive comments that were left on my last post.