Walk and Enjoy

Walk and Enjoy
Let love be the heart of who you are

Friday, 22 August 2014

Tea for Daffodil's Day

Today is Daffodil day.
Daffodil Day is one of Australia’s best known and most popular fundraising events. Each day more than 115 Australians will die of cancer. Daffodil Day raises funds for the Cancer Council to continue its work in cancer research, providing patient support programs and prevention programs for all Australians. Daffodil Day helps grow hope for better treatments and more survivors. To the Cancer Council, the daffodil represents hope for a cancer-free future. (Source: Cancer Council). 
Early last year, one of my cousins was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer. It was a bombshell none of us would like to hear. Living in the most remote country town in the Philippines, she refused to travel by boats and buses to get to the mainland for treatment. Relying only on natural remedies and positive attitude with earnest prayers, her health somehow remained stable for a few months. We were very positive and hopeful that she would pull through but last month her frail frame succumbed to this deadly disease. 
Today let's say a prayer for those who are battling with cancer. 

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Foretaste of Spring

Hello dear friends, we have been experiencing some beautiful weather this month, weather evocative of spring. On that note, I am sharing some happy snaps of our garden. And as always, a weekend is not complete without finishing my day with a cup of tea, with my apple and rhubarb cake. I would like to wish you all a happy and safe weekend. I am trying to get out of my once-a-month post habit (what a lazy blogger I am). In saying this I am absolutely disappointed with myself. I can't promise anything but this will be a challenge for me this month. Thank you for visiting and leaving your thoughtful messages. Im linking to Rooted in Thyme for Simple and sweet Friday,

When I'm down and weary from all sort of drudgery, I find myself searching in nature's beauty

Walking around the garden, I see signs of the new season approaching

                Pure and delicate, this snow drops look so exquisite

                  Vivid, bright, expressive...they are all over the place.

Rain has been elusive during this season of crispness but I made sure these bulbs got some real care.

                                         More bulbs are shooting up

                         These jonquils like to display in a clump

Like these pansies, they don't mind sharing their dormitory with bulbs, ranunculus and self-sown snapdragons. 

                                  This little cherub helps my garden to thrive.


Even these edible Chinese chrysanthemums are shooting for the stars.

             Grape hyacinths, can't believe how tiny they are

                       Edible garden beds are top performers

                               My garden friend; patiently waiting for some rain

The first strawberry of the season

                           Potting, puttering....a daffodil and hyacinths