The garden has survived the winter very well all things considered. I did a first cut of the grass on Friday and it had not grown anywhere nearly as much as last year nor as much as I had expected.
These are not actually in the garden but in the field on the other side of my boundary.
But these splendid islands of colour are in my garden.
Andrew's tree: it survived.
I'm not sure what this is but it'll be a shame that I have to cut the grass and decapitate it all.
A lovely solid unscathed windbreak and cat hiding place.
The bird table used to be here. Heaven knows what theses seeds are.
Not looking too bad, all things considered.
CJ planted these about this time last year.
Tadpoles by the thousand
The pond's looking good.
The fuchsia need some attention.
The trees are ok thanks to Dave and Pat who replanted them after a very severe gale had corkscrewed them out of the ground. The stakes Dave used will outlast anything the wind has to offer. At 3" square surely they will. They will!!
We may be apart but when I look at the sky and remember that we are standing on the same earth, looking at the same moon, somehow you don't seem so far away after all.
Life isn't about dawdling to the grave, arriving safely in an attractive, wrinkle-free body but rather an adventure that ends skidding in sideways, champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other, totally worn out, screaming "Yee-ha. What a ride!!"
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain. (With thanks to shabby girl ofA Travelling Fish)
But what are plans other than more restrictions? (With thanks to Pauline)
Feeling young is fabulous but growing old is a blessing!!! (A comment on this blog by Jaz who used to writeTreacy Travels.)
The trick to pushing 70, GB, is to push back -- hard!!! (A comment by Carol aka Canadian Chickadee who comments but does not blog)
Having lived the majority of my life in the Hebrides where my heart is, I feel I can now call myself a Hebridean. For nine years I lived half my life in New Zealand: a country I love. It was an honour being a part time Kiwi.
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