Can you see the bee in the middle of the picture above? I always love watching these little pollinators, buzzing and humming about their work of making honey.
And just a couple of photos of beautiful and delicious cherry tomatoes, in interesting shapes and colors. The match is just to give you an idea of their size. A perfect mid-morning snack for little fingers.
We're beginning a new week here, and as always, the start of a week is busy - and feels doubly so since we've been away for the weekend, returned home late last night, and are still recovering from the tiredness such a trip always brings with it. It's good to settle into familiar routine. First thing in the morning, I put in a load of laundry, and then proceeded to sit on the couch for my favorite quiet spell of the beginning of each day - nursing Tehilla, and simultaneously, reciting the morning prayers with Shira.
Then there was all the usual humdrum of making beds, hanging out the washing, breakfast, doing the dishes, tending to the animals, collecting eggs, etc (not necessarily in that order). Then we stopped by at my sister-in-law's, to pick something up, and stayed for a few lovely minutes of visiting (trying to be mouse-quiet, so as not to disturb the sleeping baby). Then back home, to fold the laundry, have a light lunch, and tuck the little ones into naps.
I am now using some of that quiet midday lull to catch up on blogging/emailing/Facebook - not more than a few minutes, for soon the girls will be up again, and the second half of the day will begin, filled with busy-ness to the brim - cleaning up some of the rooms, and one of the bathrooms (that's on the schedule at least) and making dinner.
In between, there are the gifts of laughter, joy, beauty, good music, and precious moments of peace. I hope you are all having a lovely day!