You never expected to hear me say that did you? But today and yesterday have been the Summer days as I have always remembered them, days when I wished they would never end. No sweat, no toil, no unbearable heat, no tiredness, just a beautiful breezy, sunny, hot, refreshing summer's day!! I don't even get hot in the house and that is without the fans! It's such a relief to remember how Summer can be in the South of France - and I just love it. Now, I want to be outside. Even hanging up the washing is a pleasure. OH how I grumbled, but oh how I feel so much better.
I am so relieved I'm celebrating with a card I was able to make.
Of course, it's vintage and of course there are scraps on it. I probably reduced the scrap pile by one tenth of a millimeter with this one... but every little bit helps you know!!
We have a huge Cypres tree in the garden and it makes the most beautiful sound when the wind rushes through it's branches. Well, in that tree, right in the middle, a huge nest can be found and every evening I go and see if the bird has returned to her nest and every evening she has. She has picked a classy place to live I can tell you - a place of pure peace, a birds eye view over the Mountains, a first row seat to the gorgeous sunset in the evening and there's not a bird in sight troubling her.
The other day I was sitting out with my son in the evening by the pool and we were surrounded by beautiful swallows wizzing in-between and around us the whole time. Such an elegant show of perfect flying skills and it was so cozy to hear them chattering with each other. We had the thought that God must have made the birds just to give pleasure to us humans. Imagine life without them?!