Summer 2016

Worst. Summer. Ever. I’m having the worst summer ever? June recorded as one of the wettest and dullest starts to summer ever. The weatherman predicted persistent, heavy showers with the risk of thunder and hail for the next weeks. Summer on hold, forget the sun cream. The majority of Belgians don’t believe they will have a hot summer.

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I love to eat breakfast outside and it has to be a quality time. Every day we have plenty of opportunities to feel sad, get angry, stressed or offended. Thank goodness the sun was shining this morning. Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

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Newsflash #9

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Today I noticed something wonderful. Four years ago, I planted a Magnolia grandiflora tree in the garden. This week, the beautiful white flowers appeared for the first time. This just made my day and made me happy!

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Bees

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Bees in trouble. Counting bumblebees is a mental exercise used in some cat cultures as a means of lulling oneself to sleep. Unfortunately, some of the species of bumblebee and honeybee are in big trouble in this part of the world. We should help bumblebees and honeybees by planting some of their favourite flowers in our gardens.

Lavandula

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How to make yourself yawn. It’s great when a plant not only makes your garden look better, but also contributes to your health. Many plants are known to soothe and calm. In a recent study, performed by Mr. Bowie, the smell from lavender got very high marks in improving the quality of sleep.

Every Flower Is A Soul

Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow. On my way back home from the bush expedition yesterday, I came across these beautiful flowers. It’s the Anemone hupehensis var. japonica, commonly known as the Chinese anemone or Japanese anemone. I love the contrast between the yellow stamens and white petals.

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PS: Don’t worry about the non-attendance of Mr. Bowie. He’ll be back soon.

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