Friday, 17 July 2015

Celebrate the small things


Tonight I am off to see a Beach Boys tribute band in a cave. Yes, I did say a cave! I have never been to the venue before, there are a bunch of us going so it should be fun. I'll tell you more about it next week.

In the garden my hydrangeas are looking lovely. As many of you know, I am partial to a bit of folklore, and the hydrangea is not a plant I have investigated before, so I decided to do a little research. Should an unlucky man or woman fall victim to a witch's curse, the hydrangea could be used to break it. On a lighter note, it represents friendship, devotion and understanding. I just think they look pretty, especially with their mass of huge blooms. Late in the season I like to cut and dry the dead heads and use in Christmas decorations.


We are still getting rhubarb from the garden. It has produced lots this year and I have frozen some, made crumbles, and given quite a bit away to friends. I have also made some rhubarb gin which should be ready in a couple of weeks. I looked at it in the cupboard last night and it has gone a lovely pale pink colour. 

I hope you've all got some lovely things to celebrate and be thankful for this week. Big or small, it's good to remember them. 





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 L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge 

Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

Happy weekend

18 comments:

  1. Enjoy your Beach Boys reunion Suzanne. Have a great week-end.
    Yvonne.

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  2. Enjoy the concert. The flowers are divine.

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  3. Enjoy the Beach Boy Tribute band, We have a Pink Floyd coming here soon. Your hydrangea's look like mine. Gorgeous!

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  4. Hydrangeas are so interesting, Suzanne. Thanks for sharing the news with us. Happy weekend.

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  5. haha enjoy the cave, hopefully no bears decide it is theirs

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    1. Luckily all was safe inside ... maybe the odd bat!

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  6. Enjoy the cave and the hydrangea's are beautiful

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  7. Our hydrangeas are blooming now too. Good! That part of the garden needed some more color.

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  8. Mmm, I love a bit of rhubarb crumble. Those flowers are beautiful :)

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  9. I just planted my rhubarb this Spring, and although it's growing, it's not enough to really enjoy. Next year? Those flowers are gorgeous! And enjoy the cave :)

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    1. I think ours took a year or two to settle in. Had loads this year.

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  10. Hi Suzanne,

    Rhubarb and let's get ready to crumble! I love rhubarb. Hope the Beach Boys tribute band was a lot of fun. A rave in the cave and hopefully surf isn't up.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Suzanne.

    Gary :)

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    1. A rave in a cave indeed! Thanks for the visit, Gary.

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  11. Must hear about that cave experience! Sounds acoustically brilliant. Love rhubarb and mine is thriving in spite of the drought. Bless it!

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  12. I love hydrangeas! When we buy a house (hopefully later this year), I would love to plant some and see if they'll grow (though with my lackluster gardening skills, we'll see...). The blue ones are my favorite.

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  13. I love hydrangeas but had trouble with them this year. We're having a drought around these parts. I saw the original Beach Boys in concert about 16 years ago. They were looking like they belonged in a cave.

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