Stress..



photo by Janis Nicolay
Sure, I look happy.  I was then.  But now, I'm not.
 This is my new kitchen where I will make Missing Goat Jams.  This was day one, and my sweet friend Janis came by to document it.  The joy ended two days later.  Now I'm just dealing.
Trying desperately to avoid the stress of my new kitchen, gas leeks, the complexities of gluten, and that my yard looks like a group of deranged bushmen with chainsaws got liquored up and went wild, we poked about the yard to see what was happening.

In my Garden Today..


Ferns. 


They are calming.


They are simple and beautiful.

Chive Blossoms. 


Apple tree blossoms. 


and a personal favourite, Lily of the Valley.

Though it doens't compare with my Lily - also of the Valley. 
The Fraser Valley, that is.

19 comments:

tamara said...

Congratulations on your new kitchen! Fantastic...more Missing Goat for everyone. I'm going to go make some toast with Very Very Raspberry right now!! xx

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Beautiful photos.. each and every one.. and certainly your lily is a precious bloom.. such a sweet photo..

Tom Stephenson said...

Looks like jam on a commercial scale, Heather - not just a few pots!

H. said...

Oh I have had new kitchen woes also, hang in there... they do work themselves out. I still can't get over your beautiful WHITE bathroom. It's amazing, I can't ever be that brave!

Pinecone Camp said...

It will all work out! a little gas leak won't stop you!
Hey. I just realized I'm out of jam.

pollydove said...

Good Luck with all of those problems ... what a pain! But you do take the most fabulous pictures!!!

What a little love your Lilly is!

Grace said...

You did have me a bit alarmed with the gas leak and all, but I was much relieved to see the calming ferns and flowers and your sweet daughter. Breath in, breath out, breath in, breath out - it will all be fine. Then you will have a lovely "after" post for us all.

simpledaisy said...

Lovely photos!!!
Don't you just love taking a walk around the garden to see what's popping up!?!?
It's soooo relaxing when you're stressed! I always tell myself that life has a funny little way of working it's self out:)
Take care~

jan said...

I must get a hold of some of this jam! i didn't know there was any stress in the country....

: )

koralee said...

All I want now is a popsicle...your Lily is adorable...amazing images my friend. xoxo

Alex said...

Mmm, I love the scent of lily of the valley! Very calming...

Vintage Simple said...

Oh, Heather..! Sorry about the leak, but you will be making HUGE batches of jam for people who will LOVE them and buy them like MAD. And it'll be in no time, you'll see.

But you're so, so good to yourself.... You strolled around your garden and re-focused on what is important: life unfolding before you, including your little Lily of the Valley.

Sending you a huge, enormous hug, dear. It will be fine. Just a little blip is all.

much love,
-maria

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

So sorry to hear about your kitchen troubles...but that sweet Lily...your Lily that is...is so cute...she surely can make all your troubles disappear.

The Passionate Home said...

Hi Heather! I was thinking of you today and so, checked out your BLOG. Congrats on your kitchen. I know it will all work out just the way you want it to. Hope to see you again soon! C

Barbara said...

The chive blossoms are adorable. And lily of the valley is MY favorite flower, too!

Sorry about all your kitchen stress, but Lily is so sweet I'm sure she cheered you up!

pve design said...

stress, nothing that a good shoulder and a cup of tea and jam can't cure.
pve

flwrjane said...

Wanted to take some pics of my garden but now that I've seen yours I almost don't need to. They are perfect. I hope your kitchen is closer to being perfect also. I'd be happy to come and help, I had to help make bushels of jams and jellies while growing up. Now I wish I had paid more attention!

Melanie said...

So sorry to hear about all of the stress in your new kitchen! That always puts a little damper on things!

However, it looks like the beauty peeking about in your garden {especially your sweet little Lily} could be just what the Doctor ordered! :-))) Beautiful!

AnnaVallance said...

Love that picture of Lily! Where did you find that hat? I love that too.