Thursday, 7 July 2011

More cheerful catch ups.........

Reasons to be cheerful number one...



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.







Reasons to be cheerful number four....



I find a basketful of colour and an old project and though I only manage twelve stitches - well that's twelve more than of late :)





Reasons to be cheerful number five....



I have been using up stuff in pantry and freezer. We have enjoyed jelly - Oh I do love jelly - with strawberries and ice-cream.



And a pack of braising beef became a home-made beef pie which wins hands down against a shop bought pie. And living in a houseful of men you will never ever hear anyone say, "A meat pie in this hot weather?" They just sighed, Bisto kid fashion, and tucked in. Jelly, meat pie and using things up; reasons to be cheerful indeed!








Reasons to be cheerful number six...



Cheap and cheerful plants bought at a roadside stall with two buzzards watching my purchase. I bought lavenders, daisies, a fern, hardy fuschias and some African busy lizzies. I shall try to propogate the lavenders and fuschias. These will fill some gaps in the borders and I may start a new border....







Reasons to be cheerful number seven....




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.







L.x.

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.


3 comments:

Elizabethd said...

I read and re-read the Jan Karon series, and find something new every time.

Pom Pom said...

I love Jan Karon, too! Oh, your garden is perfect, Lynn! I love the little sign you made. The fairies will like it, too!

Alison said...

Lovely to see you back and your border looks great. I know a man who would never turn down a meat pie too - whatever the weather, which has been a bit mixed here lately. Ali from Dorset.