There are so many big things happening right now in our lives.
There is Christmas planning, end of year school activities, changes to schooling arrangements, changes to farming arrangements, school captain nomination speeches and the list goes on.
We have had wonderful rain and unpredictable weather, a quick trip away to visit family and for me personally a new one-off writing and photography project.
It is easy to become overwhelmed with the logistics and the planning at this time of year which is a perfect time to focus back on the small things.
Sunflowers, really can you ever grow too many sunflowers?
The kids, a sheep dog and that special shiny afternoon light that only happens after a rain.
Alliums growing like towering sculptures in my veggie patch.
Artichoke flowers are heavy, prickly and pretty all at once.
My apricot tree is loaded and I currently have various containers of stewed apricots, dried apricots and fresh apricots stashed around the kitchen waiting to be dealt with.
Sourdough loaves, because there is something raw and reassuring about lighting the wood oven and producing loaves like these with my hands.
As we all know the internet world is completely crowded with beautiful things but I am wondering if you have visited Creative Countryside? I adore the simplicity of these photos and stories.
How are you travelling?
Are you baking or making or growing?
Enjoying some rain?
Have a good week, friends x