Reasons to be cheerful number one..
A cool read
Reasons to be cheerful number two...
English strawberries bought at the farm gate; deliciously & naturally sweet & too good to be smothered by anything.
Reasons to be cheerful number three...
Remembering poet Pam Eyres on TV coverage of Chelsea Flower Show - she had me smiling all the way through. We strolled round her garden with her. She told how, in her garden novice days, her builders had told her that a plant growing up her house was a laurel and must come out. So she did as told only to realise later that it was the magnificent magnolia grandifolia which when in flower looks like this - gulp!
Alan Titchmarsh was horrified. I like Alan Titchmarsh - I like it when he does his mock horrified! Silly, lovely man. "What did you do?" said Silly Lovely Man - like she's going to say "Oh it's ok Alan; I put it back!"
Well she did sort of, but better.
"I bought another one and put that in as a sorry to God". I like Pam Ayres.
The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth.
Poem by Dorothy Frances Gurney.