.... like the fact that I've been able to walk for half an hour every day with my Mum this week, enjoying the late summer farmland while getting back into a regular exercise routine.
|Walking past the vineyards, we spot how the grapes are ripening so quickly this year. |
Soon the air will be filled with their sweet fragrance that will surround us as we walk by.
.... like the beautiful birthday flowers from my husband that lasted and lasted, filling me with cheer whenever I saw their beautiful colours.
|I still have 2 carnations left two weeks later!|
.... like the colourful jars of relish and salsa I was able to can with our very own delicious garden produce.
|I especially enjoy making this relish which is made to my late Grandmother's recipe. Reminds me of cheddar cheese sandwiches on crusty bread, made with a skim of home-made relish - the food of my childhood.|
....and like the simple pleasure of enjoying a relaxing meal beside the water, watching the sail boats go by.
|Mr. Magnolia and I enjoyed a leisurely meal at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Course |
on Sunday. The clubhouse provided an amazing view of the Niagara River where it enters into Lake Ontario, immediately across the river from Old Fort Niagara, New York.
Sometimes, we just need the simple things in life to remind us of the important things in life .... like taking care of our health, spending time with our loved ones, and finding time for rest and restoration.