The first treat was found in my post-box...
...a package of surprises from the wonderfully generous Mother Moon.
What delights I found within!
A very dainty pair of earrings. These pretty, delicate ones are just my style.
A set of hand-decorated notecards - perfect for thank yous!
And last but by no means least, a fantastical card, with such a sweet message which went to the heart of how I feel about blogging.
We are part of a community here and I am loving reaching out to meet like-minded people and hope to get to know you all better over the forthcoming months. These treats are a reminder that with nurture and time, friendships can grow.
Many thanks and brightest blessings, Mother Moon.
The second treat was a wonderful reward for a lot of patience and care over the past few months.
When I first moved in to my cottage, a year ago, a friend bought me a beautiful orchid as a house-warming gift. After several months in bloom, the flowers sadly began to drop one by one until I was left with an empty stem. This happens with all orchids, whose flowering life is limited.
However, I did not want to discard the plant. I had heard it is very rare that an orchid will flower again, but I did not want to give up. I cut the flowerless stem right down and moved the orchid to a shaded, cooler spot.
About five months later I noticed a new stem had appeared. A few weeks after that there were buds on it. I was delighted! And when I walked into my living room on Monday, this was what I saw...
The orchid has triumphed against the odds! Blessed are we with little rewards given for nurturing and having the patience to allow time to work its wonders.