Another beautiful week for the garden has passed and it is good to be able to say it was a beautiful week considering it was also our eighth week our of circulation, so to speak, as we have remained at home because of the Covid 19 virus. It has been a good week with a … Continue reading Looking Back in Pictures
Yesterday was the hottest day of the year to date here and was spent, morning to evening, in the garden. There was a job to be done. Our over-winter stored dahlia tuber had been potted up at end of January and put into a glasshouse where they came into growth, a process which helps make … Continue reading Red Neck and Bronze Crescent
Once would have made me happy; would have brighten my day; would have lifted my spirits and my opinion of my fellow human beings. Twice - to be the recipient of thoughtfulness and kindness twice in the one day was very nice indeed. As my story concerned two deliverymen, it brought to mind the film … Continue reading Twice in One Day!
That is of last week. I have been a little slow to organise and move myself to put up a set of photographs taken during last week in the garden. It was a particularly beautiful week, by the way, with excellent weather which allowed long days outdoors and there have been moments when I have … Continue reading A Pictorial Review of the Week.
Early Purple Orchids, a native plant, are in flower at the moment. Unfortunately, there will be no days out to see them for me this year but I do have a single plant growing here in the garden. How it came to be there is a mystery of nature. It is in a garden border … Continue reading Charles Darwin, the Pencil and the Orchid.
My day did not have the cast of characters of Arundhati Roy’s novel but did contain that theme of small things influencing our lives. There are few big things in our lives these days. We are confined to home and are not availing of the freedom to exercise within 2Km of home. We have not … Continue reading The Good of Small Things.