Thursday, July 7, 2016

Life in our little white cottage

It must be hormonal... something to do with hormones, I'm sure, because hormones influence the way you respond to things and play a huge role on our moods... in a huge way.  And thus, I'm finding I get easily frustrated by little nothings these days... minor details, like for example that all... all, but one of our darling dear fishes are gone! We counted nine last night before coming in for the day, and this morning only but one remains. The pond looks terribly lonesome and quiet. It is so sad.


I gathered up a bouquet from the garden this morning... Asiatic lilies. The fragrance oils of these flowers are the strongest when their blooms have been opened for a while. It is a glorious, sweet perfume that only pairs in enchantment to the mystery and deep shadows in the woods behind them, where they grow in my garden...


I love the whiff of perfume on the air each time I walk by them... It's like walking right into a French shop around April.


Last evening I went to the herb gardens and collected some basil leaves... to make fresh basil pesto for dinner... Pesto spread on French bread, along with cheeses and the yummiest of organic tomatoes, also grown in our gardens... 


I feel a tinge of nostalgia whenever I'm here.  A feeling of having been here, or in a forgotten other garden long, long time ago.  I have everything I need.  I am blessed.  True contentment, true peace, realizes this. 


I could say that I made this recipe as I went along... or I could say that the fairies whispered it into my ear... And so this recipe is dedicated to the fairies who protect our gardens and keep all sorts of critters from eating our goodies... 


This is the best pesto I have ever, ever tasted. It is so yummy, we had it over our bread at breakfast again this morning. I doubled the garlic amount on my recipe because I simply love garlic, but you can surely follow the fairies' recipe, just as is... ;) Ok, ok... click to see the recipe I followed, if you wish! ;) 

 

I'm still working on my Shabby Chic decor in my favorite room. It's been so much fun bringing in all the pretty things, and everything is just looking so beautiful... how could I'd ever distanced myself from this trend, I just can't tell... but I'm back to Shabby Chic, at least for now...



I will show you more soon... and thank you for all your comments on our previous post.  It was fun reading! I am an Instagram user now... it took me a while to figured out how the program worked, and I'm still not sure, but I've been posting some pics there... hope to see you around!

7 comments:

  1. Please give us a click-able link, to your Instagram...

    Otherwise, how will we find it? :-)

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    1. https://www.instagram.com/gypsycielo/

      I'll put up a link soon ;)

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  2. Good morning my friend... I have been silent of late but always stop by to see what is happening in your life. Your garden is truly a wonder and sends peace and good wishes in every picture you share. Every year it gets more beautiful than the last. Poor fishies, you may have raccoons visiting at night. Cats don't like water so I don't think its them. You might try adding some sort of place for them to hide using larger rocks in the deepest part of the pond.
    So sorry to hear the sadness in your words. I sense a shift in you towards the softer, more vulnerable side with your change back to the white and pink softness of shabby chic. The gypsy side of you is the bolder, stronger, more carefree Cielo. Take comfort from all the beauty that surrounds you and let it feed your soul. You are strong in your core and that will carry you through these trying times along with your positive attitude.

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    1. Sherry, I'm so blessed to have you... here, on my blog, and in a spiritual sense as well. I have no words, others than THANK YOU... for understanding me in the deepest core of my soul... you are a discerning soul, intuitive, wise, and you have eyes that see far beyond the horizon of the apparent. Thank you for being my friend... it is hard for me to open up to people, even friends, on a deeper level, but I find reassurance enough here to allow my broken self to open up to the light... and it is because of people like you, that I can do that... Thank you.

      Cielo

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  3. We had the same problem with our pond and the unexplained loss of goldfish. It wasn't until I came out one morning and saw the tail of a goldfish sticking out of a frogs mouth that their disappearance was solved. I never thought that our small frogs were capable of eating the fish, but apparently they were very good at it.

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    1. ohhhh my god.... Im reading this in total awe. I'm sharing your comment with my husband, who is as baffled as I am about this fish mystery. We've been trying to figure out what's snatching our fishes, always every day. And who could have thought about those frogs who live in our pond? oh oh oh... thank you so very much for sharing this important information with us. I truly appreciate it

      Cielo

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