Well, as this month quickly draws to a close I feel I must shake myself and do a little posting. I do thank the loyal people who haven’t given upon me and have continued to checked out my blog. Give me time and I will get around to you all.
August has been a very busy month, as for many I’m sure. Busy, but very enjoyable! We have had friends and family staying and it has been a joy to spend time with loved ones.
Unfortunately after guests departed, I came down with a touch of pleurisy again. This first became a problem after the trauma of my surgery last year and it looks as if it has left a weak spot for me now.
Well, enough of that! I’m beginning to feel better and I must get on with lots of catching up in every aspect of my life, I have already started to compile a list of ‘Things to do’ and it seems to be getting longer by the minute.
As you can imagine, the garden has suffered a month of neglect and with all the rain of late, there has been a tremendous spurt of growth with everything, most of all with the weeds. However, I’m pleased to say that the first year of our veggie patch has been very productive and has provided a plentiful supply of fresh, organic produce. The pictures I’m showing were taken earlier in the season when all was looking lovely, now, I’m ashamed to say, it is in desperate need of a attention. There I go! that’s something else I must add to my list!
Last week I was jam making, not exactly planned, but some kind person had left a bag of damsons on my doorstep. I was so thrilled, damson jam has always been my very favourite, on toast, on buttered home made bread or scones, its simply delicious! Damsons are harder to come by these days. I remember well the hedge that surrounded my parents cottage had several damson trees growing there and in our younger days it was always great fun for my brother and I to climb up to pick the ones furthest out of reach. There are just a few damson trees in cottage gardens in the village now, and my love of this fruit is well known, so I must track down the kind person who left me this precious bag.
Whilst out and about, I have been taking pictures during the month and I will be posting them in due course, so, dear friends, do keep in touch please.
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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