The new border, just bare soil in the Spring, is now filling out nicely.
Reasons to be cheerful number two...
A little craft project for the garden. A local man makes the plaques. I added the verse - the writing is a bit squiffy, sadly, as my hand doesn't work so well these days but I did enjoy my little self. I fancy having a few of these around the garden with snatches of some of my favourite poems.
Reasons to be cheerful number three....
Inspiration from our friends' bookshelf makes me delve deep into my own collection and that of Amazon and re-discover old favourites and find new ones too.
Sunflowers from a friend were reason to be cheerful indeedy but it is what she said that cheered, "I bought you these because they reminded me of you." Some people just radiate kindness and she will never realise just how much her kindness cheered me that day.
To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour
From Auguries of Innocence by William Blake.