Reasons to be cheerful number one...
The gazebo is smothered in the highly scented rose Rambling Rector. It's heady fragrance fills the space and is carried on the breeze; even the drying laundry carries its scent.
Reasons to be cheerful number two...
Finding a "new to me" plant; a trailing geranium with apple scented leaves.
Reasons to be cheerful number three...
Watching blue cranesbill being tossed wildly by the wind. I have never seen them being blown about so badly yet still assuming quiet composure between each blast. I marvel at their fortitude.
One act of thanksgiving,
when things go wrong with us,
is worth a thousand thanks when things
are agreeable to our inclinations.
Saint John of Avila