First of all (and second! and third!) I have to thank you, friends, for the love and support! I was overwhelmed! I honestly didn't expect anyone to be aware of my post, after such a long absence! But it felt... heavenly! After reading all your comments, I made a promise to myself to post as much as I can from now on, in spite of the challenge of my second job. So let me start with my newest acquisition, pictured above: a granny lamp that all my friends hate and that I simply adore :))
Many of your comments mentioned the colors of my flat. As you know, I don't think at all about color, because to me, color has always been there, like... well, like the air! I just take it for granted. So this is a light and dark study of my small balcony, full of color, seen through the door from the living room. Complete with a checkered blanket under Madalina Andronic's lovely painting :)
I just took this photo this morning. Yesterday I had a terrible day at work and I was feeling miserable. My boyfriend knew that and he surprised me in the evening with the last pink peonies he could find in the market place. He was sad because the peonies looked kinda "plucked", so I shot them in the morning in order to show to the world their true beauty. The right bottom one was just a bud yesterday and it flourished over night!
And since this is MY blog and I do whatever I want to, let me add my love Anais to the party. I'm afraid I am still terribly in love with her, after all these years! All you pet lovers have to understand me, right? Just as she was napping in the warm morning light, all curled up on the Moroccan leather pouf, completely ignoring the rest of the world... I felt my heart shrinking with tenderness.
Last but not least, a fuzzy pic from the bedroom. I took it on a rainy day, just before I removed the plants from their winter shelter. I am pleased to report that we've had hot weather for the last month, so all my "silent green pets" reside happily on the balcony. Except those who cannot stand too much sun, which are still on the window sill in the bedroom. So long, friends, I've missed you more than I was aware of and it's great to share this with you again!