Imagine a cottage garden – the kind that might look at first glance as being a little bit un-kept – where nature has been allowed to ramble, self-seed and do its own thing a bit. Not too fussy. A relaxed affair that invites you to relax too – take it easy. Add to that a warm sunny afternoon and give yourself permission to stay a while. A gentle breeze wafts the perfume from the flowers. The warm glow of the light makes the colors both soft yet bright.

Sunny Afternoon

Sunny Afternoon

Sunny Afternoon invites you to day-dream and stay for a while in that warm fuzzy space that comes when we are somewhere that is really comfortable. Not a care in the world. Just enjoying the present. Happy thoughts.

Once upon a time I used to tend to a garden just like this in Scotland. ‘Sunny Afternoon’ takes me back there in an instant. It was always a great joy to receive plants or bulbs as birthday gifts. A present that would bring years of pleasure for me and those who come after me. For those who walk in the footsteps I once trod, sit in the spots where I once sat and care for the plants I once nurtured. We never know how what we do today might affect others and in turn the people in their lives.