Sunday, July 10, 2022

Kind neighbours

Cottage Flowers
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017

I am thinking about kind neighbours today because for the past
few weeks my kitchen has been filled with flowers given to me
by kind neighbours, and yesterday the farmer Jens at the 
market.  Today we celebrated my son's birthday, that happened
on July 2, in his family's backyard. He and his wife were away on
the special day.

We had so much fun -- two types of cherry pie, ice cream, and 
my younger son gave my son and his family all of the presents
he'd missed giving them at Christmas.  When I came home our
sweet neighbour up the street had put a spool of green garden 
tape on the porch for me.  

I mentioned that I liked using that the other day, and he gave me
a tiny roll then, and a bigger one today. Thank you neighbours.
It is not all bliss, there was a bad incident the other day with a 
neighbour yelling horrible insults at the kindest person on the street.
But instantly the kind neighbours were there asking what was going on,
and making it clear that that behaviour won't work here. I do love our

Have a loving your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Beautiful painting❣️❣️❣️❣️ I love your work. The bouquets are so gorgeous this time of year. Nice to have neighbours keep an eye on others.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

So glad you like the painting. Yes I have some wonderful neighbours, and they make living on our street a pleasure.


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