16 September 2012

Returning Home


It's a particularly splendid day after the torrents of rain of the past few days. The flowers continue to flourish, the table invites a sit to take in the view and enjoy the warmth.



While I've been away the hot peppers matured from green to bright red and have already been shared with eager neighbors. The little ones from Thailand are extra zippy. The bigger Italian ones don't skimp on the heat, though, and are plumped out well. All are grown from seed this year and thrive in this southern exposure.



The air is fragrant with lavender as the flowers not picked die back and scatter grains of scent on the balcony near the table. A good book (I'm currently re-reading The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings trilogy), a cup of tea, Bocelli and Brightman singing in the background and a slant of sun under the awning complete the scene. Ahhh, it's good to be home.

And dusk falls.


17 comments:

  1. This scene looks and sounds idyllic.

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    1. I know but it's the view and scents from my balcony!

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  2. Wonderful, all of it: the peppers, the lavender, the books, the view. Thank you for sharing! :-)

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    1. Hi DJan, I wrote the post and then came out onto the balcony at dusk and was awed!

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  3. You live in a gorgeous place and you add beauty...Bocelli, Brightman, peppers, lavender, and a good book besides.

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  4. You live in such a paradise. Bocelli and that view... What could be better?

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  7. oh nice...we used to grow our own peppers...miss that....mmm....love them...what a great view as well...that would certainly call to me...smiles.

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    1. I've just harvested them and my Honey will make his special spicy oil. Warmth in the winter.

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  8. I love your view! What a beautiful setting! And hot peppers?? Yum!!

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    1. The view astounds me anew each day and at different times of day. Besides lots of flowering plants, I grow lavender, basil, mint, rosemary, chives and parsley as well. The balcony faces south and all living things seem to love that, me included.

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