Sunday, February 5, 2017

Baking, growing and collecting

This week I decided to start each day with something creative.  Things that make me happy. Moments that don’t always fit in to daily life around the usual routines and commitments.  Something other than arguing about healthy breakfast options, hair brushing and listening to the news from America. 

On Monday I headed out into the darkness with my camera chasing shadows, reflections, contrasts and the first rays of morning light.

On Tuesday I baked sourdough focaccia.  Some for now and some for the freezer. 

On Wednesday I harvested and watered in the vegetable garden before we hosted a rural fire service training day.

On Thursday we headed to town for school supplies, groceries and haircuts.  Our town days always start with coffee; there is simply no negotiation on this.  Seeing the friendly faces of our favourite baristas sets the day up perfectly.  

My mother in law recently gifted me this little collection of well aged enamel.  I am working on planting cactus and succulents in them for a low maintenance display, maybe in our house. I feel like our house could do with some inside greenery. 

Did you listen in to Triple J's Hottest 100 countdown on Australia Day?  The song that come in at #3 is one of my favourites at the moment. 

In between all of this I have also been reading the book from Grown and Gathered.  If you love growing and making food and are mindful of where your food comes from you will love this book.  I feel inspired every time I pick it up.

Are you taking photos or harvesting or making or listening?

Do you find tiny creative moments that fit in around the busyness of family life?  

Happy Sunday, friends.