Monday, October 27, 2014

Sunny Day in our garden...

I have been trying unsuccessfully to capture photos of our chickens. Those girls move faster than I can snap! But this morning I managed to get a couple. My darling Sarah and I and our cat Whitey and our doggy Meela enjoying the sunshine...

These are our newest chicks... Miss Penelope and Miss Loretta 

 Betty is a proud Mumma

 Dot and Gladys have hit that awkward teenage stage :)

 Patsy is looking so good these days!

 Meela would love to be allowed to play with our girls!

Gladys is a lovely Blue Australorp

Whitey...grumpy as always..

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Feels like Summer

The last few days have been so warm it feels as though summer is not far off. In fact its only 8 weeks till Christmas! I am waiting patiently for my roses to bloom. I have lots of buds ready to open. The two climbing roses beside the house are flowering and looking lovely. 
The trees are green once more and giving much needed shade and it's warm enough for flies and bees and those pesky mosquitoes too!
I take much pleasure in wandering through my garden, pulling a few weeds and taking off the dead flowers here and there. I have planted a few seedlings, some successful others not. I think I needed to leave them a little longer before I planted them out. I'll remember that for next time though. The grass is greening up and needs mowing more often these days. 
My dream is to create a peaceful place to wander and think as well as having a thriving veggie garden to provide us with food for our table. 

“As I leave the garden

I take with me a renewed view,

And a quiet soul.” 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Time to gather my thoughts...

It has been an emotionally draining few weeks with lots of tears but also love and laughter. I always find I need time to recharge my emotional tank with lots of time alone in my garden. I need time to think. Time to pray. Time to remember who I am and what makes me glad. Life can be challenging and I find I need courage to face my days.
It is also full of joy. I just need to remind myself to go find it!

Spring has well and truly arrived. All the early spring bulbs have blossomed and finished flowering. The fruit trees and rhododendrons have been flowering and covering the garden with carpets of petals.

My garden and home are my solace, my happy place, my refuge..

 "Spend time in a flower garden. Stay there as long as you wish, but make sure your visit is long enough to take in the various charms that the world of blossoms and petals provides. You can sit in a chair or on the grass, lie down looking up at the flowers from below, or walk around. However you choose to spend your time, be aware that you are a guest in someone else's home — nature's — so act accordingly."
'Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience. '