It has been a good week!
Ten weeks at home have passed. We haven’t been out once and we have enjoyed it. Yes, there are certain things we miss: we haven’t seen our grandchildren except via Skype or Facetime and we haven’t had any of our days out – outings to visit gardens etc. However, otherwise we are perfectly fine. We are fortunate to have the garden to keep us occupied, gardening, photographing and reviewing in the evenings. Food can become a little tedious. We miss fish and, while it has worked well doing our shopping online and having it delivered, it does lack spontaneity. There is a need to plan, to think ahead, to list a fortnight’s dinners, breakfasts and lunches and shop for them in one go. We are managing quite well and our supermarket – Supervalu in Kilbarry, Waterford, has been simply exceptional in their care and attention. We are truly grateful to them.
Tomorrow is the day when restrictions will be eased and we will…keep the gate locked, continue to garden and hope for the best. It is not over yet, I’m afraid. I wish you all well, hope that you all keep safe and healthy and I look forward to seeing my grandchildren running around the garden here some day soon.
This week’s photographs:
I’ll start with a few views for there was this week, as a friend described it, a moment – that moment when the maintenance had been done, the grass cut, the edges trimmed, the hedges cut and the sun shone. There was that moment when we looked at the garden and felt happy with what we saw. Moments are fleeting; none more than in the garden and we are back to the routine again but, for now, enjoy that moment.
And to flowers which looked well this week:
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Aquilegias are old-fashioned flowers but old means they have found favour with gardeners over many, many years and they continue to be appreciated. These are all growing in the garden for many years now and I have forgotten the names of most of them and, indeed, they may be seedlings of those I originally grew for they self-seed with ease.
Irises have begun to open, the start of their season here:
On the roadside outside our house.
And, finally, a splash of colour and promise of much more of these beautiful tulips to come. This is Tulipa sprengeri, just opening today: