Windows open for two days and nights and a soft rain falling this morning.
An occasional breeze flutters through lace curtains bringing the soft summer scents inside.
What better way to spend a not-often-experienced summer morning than tucked in bed with a good book, dogs sleeping contentedly nearby.
Strong coffee, chocolate croissant (a once ever-so-often treat) and Vivaldi.
Ah, the good life. Fortunately, my needs and wants are simple.
I got my first Moonflower bloom this week and the size was beyond my expectation, because last year they were quite small.
They are somewhat later opening this year because I was later getting seeds started. Moonflowers are always worth the wait! Watching the emerging and slowly developing buds each day, anticipating and trying to predict which night they will open. And finally, about 6 p.m., there they are in all their magnificence.
Almost other-worldly in their size and luminescence. Their scent assaulting you as you draw near.
I cannot wait until numerous flowers open; so far, there's only been one each night. But many buds are on their way.
I did something different with one of the plants this year: tucked it among nasturtiums in the window box outside the kitchen window.
As you can see, it's climbing the screen and forming buds. Standing before an open kitchen window smelling the sweet scent of the Moonflower will certainly lighten the load of kitchen chores, I think!
Hoping the cool weather lasts long enough to have windows thrown open when the first flower emerges.
I have just finished reading All The Light We Cannot See, one of those reads you don't want to end. Get it and you will not be disappointed.
From the inside flap:
The back cover:
Wishing you cool summer breezes wherever you are!