I really wish the internet had a scratch-and-sniff option because I assure you, they smell just as good as they look. Both lilac trees outside my house are in full bloom right now (It’s not even June yet!). They are very mature (I suspect they are original to the house) and reach up to the second story, so the smell wafts through the open windows at night. I have also used every vase and jar and can possible to bring them inside as well!
Hello dreamy summer. I have been waiting for you.
It’s that time of year again! I had thought I might miss them this time around while we are in Denmark, but no! The lilacs have made a sudden appearance in both sight and smell. I will be filling the house with them this weekend!
I’ve simply given up on winter. I’m done. I have decided to enter into the time-honoured tradition of Canadian Seasonal Denial. When I first moved back to Canada, the rather optimistic outfits I saw (pastel colours, the occasional pair of flip-flops) would make me giggle. There is a sense here of “I will make spring happen” – if I act like it’s warmer, the weather will follow suit.
And so, as my first act of denial I purchased some yellow tulips. It’s been so long since there have been flowers in the house that I couldn’t even find a vase! They are currently housed in the measuring cup for my immersion blender.
I’m already feeling better. Now if only I could find my flip-flops.
This is what happens when I am left to my own devices at a flea market. I like to think they are the ceramic cousins of Bob and Terry:
One of my favourite things about fall in Halifax is that the leaves fall on the sidewalks, then it rains, and the leaves stain the concrete. It creates in this lovely sepia-toned collage pattern.
This is it: the one Dahlia that’s blooming. You can see there are little buds just about to open up, but they’ve been like that for a week now. Everyday I go out and check them, but apparently, my nagging has yet to be effective.
This is a dress I made over spring beak, but haven’t ever photographed. It’s Simplicity 2444, and the fabric was part of a “flower of the month club” (they’re carnations) that I found in the sale bin. It’s a Project Runway pattern, which I really like because you can mix and match all the elements to create different dresses. I am going to use this same pattern for my new dress, only this time without the cape collar and maybe some trim from velvet or bias tape.
Photo by Shannon Webb Campbell