Friday, September 9, 2011

Good Friday Morning!

I do love quiet mornings! That's what Fridays are around here. Nice and slow.

While at the airport in Paris, I picked up this magazine Maison d'Hote & Demeures de Charme. The text is in French, but that's okay because pictures speak louder than words.

I picked up Casas de Pueblo while in Spain several years ago and still thumb through the pages.

I have a love for rustic charm and an outdoor country life.

Outdoors here, two tiny little blooms have popped out to say hello ...

and good morning!

For the past two days, our bedroom balcony has been a flurry of activity. I counted 8 sweet little birdies who came for breakfast yesterday morning and today there were three different varieties out there chirping and munching away.

Hubby says we are going to the plant souk this afternoon so I will have my hands in dirt this weekend.

Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity. ~Lindley Karstens, noproblemgarden.com

I hope your Friday is a good one! Friendship blessings, Tammy

19 comments:

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Glad you enjoyed a nice Friday morning! I would have enjoyed flipping through those magazines, too... rustic and outdoor, oh yeah! Tammy, what is souk? I am not familiar with that plant. Enjoy having your hands in dirt... maybe the two valiant little blossoms will have friends this weekend! blessings ~ Tanna

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Ah..those are sweet little birdies for sure! And isn't it really amazing that beauty speaks all languages? Love the magazine and so glad you showd it to us..have a wonderful week-end my friend :-)

Little Treasures said...

Have a lovely weekend!!

rosarod said...

Hello Dear Tammy, here in my country say that if your house becomes a bird is sure to have peace. Observe the birds are beautiful, have the ability to transmit serenity in truth, they are so innocent. So I hope you spend a nice weekend in touch with nature and plants. It is also one of the most beautiful things to do, planting and enjoying the outdoors. Here is how to live within the field, is actually an island surrounded by vegetation and greenery. Aller was visiting a friend blogger to Italy and showed us a town where you watched the beautiful architectural elements, tiles, balconies, mountain picnics, good good beautiful! Have a blessed weekend! hugs. Rose Marie

Becky~ said...

Have a beautiful weekend!

Diane said...

Birds, blooms, magazines and gardening - what could be better? Have a wonderful day Tammy. Diane

Rizzi said...

HI TAMMY,
HAPPY FRIDAY TO YOU, OUR HOUSE IS SO QUIET THESE DAYS, ALL THE KIDS ARE IN SCHOOL. THE PEACE AND QUIET IS NICE, BUT HAVE TO GET USED TO IT AGAIN, ACTUALLY I ENJOYED HEARING THE LAUGHTER OF THE KIDS. YOUR MAGAZINES LOOK SO LOVELY. HAVE A NICE WEEKEND. RIZZI

Linda said...

Good Friday morning from the chilly, 64 degree, Central Illinois! It's been a cool week here and the only gardening that will be done here is cleaning up gardens after the first frost which is probably just a month or so away. I do still plant mums in the fall and may do some of that. I think I'll get my fall decorations out this weekend if I can find time in between grocery shopping and traveling over an hour away to see Sarah and her marching band compete in the first Band Invitational of the school year. It looks to be a cold day out there on the marching band fields.

Just a normal Friday workday here for now - I'm looking forward to being home later today and hopefully doing nothing much at least this afternoon and tonight. :)

Have a great weekend,
Linda

P.S. I had never heard the term Souk and had to look it up. I see - it's a market. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy...What is souk? I can't get the birdies to come here.Guess they are scared of Honey Cat. But you have Jingles....hmmmmmm. Hope your weekend is great. Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

The Garden Bell said...

Quiet Friday mornings are the best. I too, love to thumb through the old mags. Are you do a Debbie-Do?

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Yeah Friday here too! You are right about the books. I thumb through my favorites often just for the pictures. Hope your birdies and flowers are signs of coming cooler weather. Still around 100 here, but mornings are cool enough to work in the garden. Have a happy weekend.

nanny said...

Hi Tammy...I've been absent and missed your posts. I love the satisfaction I get from planting, watering, watching growth.....

I like the music playing, Kris is from my part of the world. about 45 miles away!! very good person.

Jan said...

Like the little birdies that showed up. Did Jingles see them???

It's been busy here all week (unusually so) and I have been bad about keeping up. So when I clicked onto your blog today, I was met with the photo of FOOD! I'm starved...no lunch. So, now I must go find a snack to tide me over until dinner. Thanks girl..........

Have a good weekend planting.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

dear tammy
i've so enjoyed travelling with you in Paris!!!
you've captured the essence of her beauty - the magical embroidery shoppe was the icing on the cake for me - thank you for link!!!
gentle hug
shane

Rustique Gal said...

Hi Tammy,
Just catching up on your last few posts-great pictures! Your trip to Paris looks lovely. I was entranced by the Ladies in Paradise store. I'd love to be there!!!
I'll bet it is good to be home after such a whirlwind trip.
Take care, friend!
Hugs,
Sherry

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Tammy...Jingles must enjoy having the birds visit! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Cindy said...

Oh, love your sweet birds! Just love feeding them and having them come back again and again. Hope your weekend is wonderful!
Blessings,
Cindy

kimmie said...

I always enjoy these glimpses into your day .... The portulaca and the birds are precious!

I heard somewhere that every seventh day the human body needs a rest. Somebody's clinically tested and proven fact ..... Why it needed to be tested, who knows!! Today is our day to relax .... And gardening will be part of that relaxation :)

Serena said...

I love the pic of the little birdies...just love when wildlife come to visit.

I think I'm a rustic charm kinda gal too when it comes to outdoor settings.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Serena xo

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