And happy Friday to you all. I hope you've had much to smile about since last Friday. Our week hasn't been without event but one of them was hardly something to smile about, so consequently I found this morning that I'd very few smiley photos to share here. Seems I've been too busy to take photographs. When I realised this was the case, I nipped out to the garden to take a couple of shots to share with you.
But first the event that we all found so upsetting. That was that my granddaughter, her partner and my three little great-grandchildren were in a car accident. Fortunately it was the cars that came off the worst but Rhian and Lacie had slight injuries and their mum, as you can imagine, was shaken but not hurt.
Lacie had what she calls an 'ouchy' on her cheek - somehow she was knocked against the side of her car seat to cause this.
Rhian suffered a burn from her seat belt.
A trip to the hospital assured us that there was no permanent damage to either child and, as children do, they recovered very quickly. Family all fine now but what a way to celebrate Bonfire Night.
I remembered that this Christmas Rose had decided now is the time to start the festivities! Love the simplicity of the sparkling white petals - definitely smile worthy.
In Wednesday's post I shared my little trays of promise, now here's my first pot of promise.
Shoots of dwarf narcissus peaking through already. You can tell that despite some really nasty weather recently temperatures have been relatively warm for the time of year.
And then there's these little packets of promise.
They've just arrived in the post this morning. After having quite a bit of success with a pink variety of Cosmos this year I thought I'd try my hand at growing two more next year.
Here's a little story about three year old Lacie, as told by her mum:
'She walks up the hall shouting Rhian.
Then she walks into my room ...
Lacie: where’s Rhian?
Me : she’s getting washed.
Lacie: in the washing machine?'
She was deadly serious too. No wonder her mum calls her a firecracker!