Dear friends, I must thank you for all the cards and get well wishes you sent me. Its been a great comfort to know I have been in so many of your prayers and positive thoughts. Thank the Lord all went well and I am on the road to recovery, just a few more weeks of taking life at a slower pace and I should soon be back to enjoying my garden and walks in the countryside and on the beach.
The weather has been glorious for about a month now. March went ‘out like a lamb’ and April was born on the gentle breeze of warm sunny days and clear blue skies.
There are many signs in the countryside that tell me spring is here, the hawthorn hedges turning green, white frothy blossom on the blackthorn, birds preparing their mossy nests, clumps of shy little violets tucked in the hedgerow, carpets of bluebells on a woodland floor, and I saw this morning that the swallows have already arrived, now I anticipate the long awaited call of the cuckoo to complete the sweet symphony of spring.
I took a few pictures around my garden at the weekend and I’m pleased to include the start of my collection of rusty decorations. I love them!
I was delighted to discover at the weekend that our tiny little garden centre has started to sell David Austin roses. I had a gift voucher that I was eager to spend, so what better than a D A rose. Its always difficult to make a choice, but I thought ‘Spirit of Freedom’ a good and appropriate choice for me on this occasion.
I also include a couple of picture of our new allotment which is located just a short walk away from our home. Already potatoes are through and have been earthed-up, shallots planted and broad beans too.
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Swim buddies. . . . . . . . - An unusual pair at the swimming hole - the Brown Thrasher and the Eastern Bluebird. Neither one appeared bothered by the other - don't you love it whe...
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