The First Cup is the Deepest © Sharon Boswall (iammacgirl) on Flickr.
Sorting and purging… it’s amazing how much we collect and gather over the years. Even more amazing is how it’s so hard to let go of certain things. Why do we allow ourselves to have so much emotional attachment with inanimate objects?? Sometimes there’s a good reason. I’ve always favoured the colour blue when it comes to any form of china. I’ve photographed this cup and saucer before too. My friend Nancy’s mom bought it for me at some little antique shop in NY so, so many years ago and I’ve always treasured it for it’s unique and (I think) striking cobalt blue beauty but, mostly, because Nancy’s mom chose it especially for me because she knew how much I love blue china. And, I dunno, maybe it’s just my imagination, but drinking tea (hey, not just appreciated by those in the Yorkshire Dales) out of this cup just makes it taste so much better!! First cup is the deepest y’all.

The First Cup is the Deepest © Sharon Boswall (iammacgirl) on Flickr.

Sorting and purging… it’s amazing how much we collect and gather over the years. Even more amazing is how it’s so hard to let go of certain things. Why do we allow ourselves to have so much emotional attachment with inanimate objects?? Sometimes there’s a good reason. I’ve always favoured the colour blue when it comes to any form of china. I’ve photographed this cup and saucer before too. My friend Nancy’s mom bought it for me at some little antique shop in NY so, so many years ago and I’ve always treasured it for it’s unique and (I think) striking cobalt blue beauty but, mostly, because Nancy’s mom chose it especially for me because she knew how much I love blue china. And, I dunno, maybe it’s just my imagination, but drinking tea (hey, not just appreciated by those in the Yorkshire Dales) out of this cup just makes it taste so much better!! First cup is the deepest y’all.

Drop right in  © Sharon Boswall (iammacgirl) on Flickr.
When you have a garden you should always provide some kind of pool for the pleasure of the garden fairies as well as the occasional gnat that acts as lifeguard. In this case, it’s an above ground. The fairies are quite daring and sometimes use the petals of nearby flowers as diving boards and then there is quite a splash and yup, you guessed it - yours truly has to fill up the pool again with another drop or two of water.

Drop right in  © Sharon Boswall (iammacgirl) on Flickr.

When you have a garden you should always provide some kind of pool for the pleasure of the garden fairies as well as the occasional gnat that acts as lifeguard. In this case, it’s an above ground. The fairies are quite daring and sometimes use the petals of nearby flowers as diving boards and then there is quite a splash and yup, you guessed it - yours truly has to fill up the pool again with another drop or two of water.

Can’t read my bokeh face © SharonBoswall (iammacgirl) on Flickr.
BFFs as in birdy friends forever… I just had a visit from a wee sparrow who sat on my clothesline and chirped incessantly at me - not sure what he wanted but it was nice of him to stop by… le sigh… another oldie but fave… and, truth be told, I was always so very proud of the title I thought up for this one!! B-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-bokeh face.

Can’t read my bokeh face © SharonBoswall (iammacgirl) on Flickr.

BFFs as in birdy friends forever… I just had a visit from a wee sparrow who sat on my clothesline and chirped incessantly at me - not sure what he wanted but it was nice of him to stop by… le sigh… another oldie but fave… and, truth be told, I was always so very proud of the title I thought up for this one!! B-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-bokeh face.

Knit one, pinkie two ©Sharon Boswall (iammacgirl) on Flickr.
Three weeks of August down, one week to go and then I have a week off. Well… let me re-phrase that… it will not be necessary to go to the office for a week but I will still be working. Ongoing reno from hell, running out to the money tree to harvest for the contractors, sorting through various and sundry to see what stays up and what goes down. This morning I worked for two and a half hours in the front garden weeding, de-samara-ing, and pruning what needed to be pruned. Stopped for lunch at 2 p.m., did some cooking for when I go to visit mom in the next hour or so and when I finish my visit, I will head out to get some groceries (yeah, I know, it’s Saturday night - no need to point that out). It’s got to get done at some point and tomorrow is just another full day of running around, rinse and repeat. Damn, I have too much time on my hands. Maybe, I should find myself a hobby like marathon internet monitoring, or knitting… or wait, I know… photography. Yeah, that’s the one I want to try the most!!  :)

Knit one, pinkie two ©Sharon Boswall (iammacgirl) on Flickr.

Three weeks of August down, one week to go and then I have a week off. Well… let me re-phrase that… it will not be necessary to go to the office for a week but I will still be working. Ongoing reno from hell, running out to the money tree to harvest for the contractors, sorting through various and sundry to see what stays up and what goes down. This morning I worked for two and a half hours in the front garden weeding, de-samara-ing, and pruning what needed to be pruned. Stopped for lunch at 2 p.m., did some cooking for when I go to visit mom in the next hour or so and when I finish my visit, I will head out to get some groceries (yeah, I know, it’s Saturday night - no need to point that out). It’s got to get done at some point and tomorrow is just another full day of running around, rinse and repeat. Damn, I have too much time on my hands. Maybe, I should find myself a hobby like marathon internet monitoring, or knitting… or wait, I know… photography. Yeah, that’s the one I want to try the most!!  :)

:P © Sharon Boswall (iammacgirl) on Flickr.
This suits my mood perfectly today just as it did when I originally posted it way back when. A not so subtle, photographic, floral raspberry to the individual causing me much annoyance right now. He who shall not be named who has broken multiple promises to finish what he started, to remove what he has left behind, to own up to damages caused, conveniently concealed and ignored because, you know, if you don’t acknowledge it, it cannot be real of course. May none of you ever find yourself in contractor hell.

:P © Sharon Boswall (iammacgirl) on Flickr.

This suits my mood perfectly today just as it did when I originally posted it way back when. A not so subtle, photographic, floral raspberry to the individual causing me much annoyance right now. He who shall not be named who has broken multiple promises to finish what he started, to remove what he has left behind, to own up to damages caused, conveniently concealed and ignored because, you know, if you don’t acknowledge it, it cannot be real of course. May none of you ever find yourself in contractor hell.

Two blue © Sharon Boswall (iammacgirl) on Flickr.
My summers would not be summers without Felicia… felicia amelloides or blue marguerites. They bloom endlessly throughout the season and hey, they are blue and that’s perfectly alright with me. I must admit I can never say the name “Felicia” without thinking of Frisco and some of you will understand that immediately and some of you will never understand at all.

Two blue © Sharon Boswall (iammacgirl) on Flickr.

My summers would not be summers without Felicia… felicia amelloides or blue marguerites. They bloom endlessly throughout the season and hey, they are blue and that’s perfectly alright with me. I must admit I can never say the name “Felicia” without thinking of Frisco and some of you will understand that immediately and some of you will never understand at all.