There have been two days of sunshine in the last fortnight. The rain is refusing to leave - the ground is soggy, the leaves all squelchy and the bright lush green of moss can be seen growing on most things - including the trunk of the tree outside our dining room window.
Daniel and I celebrated our four-year anniversary on the weekend and we ventured out to beautiful Pearl Beach to have dinner here. I'm not sure if I'm uncivilised by thinking/saying this but what ever happened to good old simple food - cooked well and with love (there was a glossary at the back of the menu - goodness gracious). I ordered a roast lamb with vegetables and when I'd finished it I was quite convinced I could cook better roast vegies than what I was given. I hate that. I hate that you go to dinner, spend a small fortune, get interrupted by waitresses (I counted 12 times!?) and end up completely unsatisfied. Needless to say it was nice to spend the evening with my love and the organic eggs on pumpkin bread toast the following night made up for the roast. Now that says it all.
We were given a gorgeous card from my mum (she bought it three years ago and was saving it for the perfect occasion) and kale blooms from Daniel's mum. Macro photography is made so much easier by a little tripod with bendy legs - I adore the detail in these flowers - the veins, jagged edges and gentle folds. I'm all for detail at the moment. Beauty in the little things.