Tuesday 22 May 2012

All set for a busy day in the garden!

I was still tired from my marathon gardening session at the weekend, and as the weather was so lovely I gave myself the day off today. Glorious sunshine, birds singing, a light breeze and the perfect temperature for being idle. It's the first time this year that I have dared to put out our grotty table and chairs and hope I haven't provoked a change in the weather by doing so. I have even been rash enough to take the bubble wrap lining out of the greenhouse and put some plants out to harden off. I prepared my shady corner so that it was ready and waiting for me by the time I had finished a few chores. Note the black sketchbook in which I intended to make notes and drawings of amazingly clever ideas for future work - instead, I have been really lazy and simply enjoyed my surroundings, read my book, and it has been wonderful.

I have been watching the tadpoles, many of which have now developed their back legs, and I've only just discovered that they have wonderful irridescent colouring on their undersides.

Isn't it annoying when the neighbours stare at you when you are sitting in the privacy of your own garden?!!

I'm going out there again for some more - hope we get a few more days like this before we have a return of still needed rain.

Monday 7 May 2012

I'm Cold!!

Yesterday was such a lovely day and I did quite a lot of work in the garden - no jacket and the sun was warm on my back.  

These tulips are here to cheer us all up, incase your day is cold and wet again.   They have gone over since I took this photo and the dark leaves on the red sycamore in the picture below are just coming out, but I always think that their flowers look almost exotic.
Blogger is driving me mad and getting my text even more or less where I want it is not as easy as it used to be.  What is this current craze for updating everything whether it needs it or not?

The montana is in full bloom inspite of the lower than usual temperatures.   I have to guard it carefully as my husband is longing to prune it and make it neat and tidy!
 I think it should be allowed to go where it likes - within reason - and love it's full blown blowsiness.
I can't believe where the last week has gone - the days fly by and although I have been busy I don't seem to have much to show for them.  
I am beavering away on my coursework and am taking a break to allow my eyes to readjust after filling a page with the intricate patterns that the artist Klimt used in his paintings.   I think I must learn to breath when I am concentrating!
This is a very boring post but I thought I'd better let you know that I haven't left the country and I will try to do better next time.