Earth, well, ish!
I’ve finally cleared the greenhouse. I know it may not look much, but all the pots are now emptied, and dead and dying tomatoes, chilies etc have been composted. As I was on a run, I gave kneeling a go given I have a multitude of plants that need planting out. It didn’t go well, at all, I seem to have forgotten how to do it! How can you possibly forget such a thing in ten weeks???
I’m delighted to see that the dyed orchid I bought last winter has now returned to it’s original colour. Why oh why do we constantly try to improve on nature?
Spot the robin.
Birds fit this category methinks, I could write about the ferocious winds that have the house rattling, but I prefer to talk about a couple of my feathered friends. Here is the tenacious little robin that sings on throughout the day and night. How comforting it is to hear that song deep into the night, it’s such a beautiful lullaby.
Spot the magpie
I was in the back garden yesterday and clocked the magpie with the injured wing right at the top of one of my seventy foot beech trees!!! Oh….this was such a treat for me, not only is it surviving, it’s absolutely thriving. I watched, transfixed, as it FLEW straight as a die to another tree, droopy wing and all!
What an absolute TROUPER! How I admire it’s survival skills, it just gets on with it and goes from strength to strength. Obviously it’s learning new skills, a fine example for me! Who knew a bird could be so inspiring?
D.H Lawrence wrote,
I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.
When the rains stop I’m out there, enjoying the most primal pleasure of all.
Fire and wind are a dramatic combination. Time can be lost staring into the flames. Eyelashes can be lost too.
It’s like monsoon season here. Endless rain, hail and sleet. It’s lovely when you are hunkered down and warm, not much fun when out walking though.
Funnily enough, the dogs don’t seem to care! They would walk in anything!
The mugs are selling well….phew…
As are the Christmas cards.