May

It’s May.  It’s my baby girl’s thirtieth birthday today.  Thirty years ago today was the most exciting day of my life.  Thirty years.  I can’t believe it, it seems like just yesterday ….. When I came out of the hospital all those years ago, these were in full bloom in the garden:

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And they always appear around her birthday, even when you think you’ve got rid of them all.  But I wouldn’t be without them.  Forget-me-nots, I love them.  They always remind me of that time thirty years ago, as a new mother, I came home with my gorgeous baby.

Here’s the calendar picture for May:

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Odd – no Forget-me-nots.  Have a lovely spring time.

 

And now it’s March

I’ve created a new ‘Spring 2014’ folder in my photographs album on my memory stick.  I always really like it when the seasons change, and amazingly enough, we have Spring here!  Well, would you believe it? I had coffee outside in the garden yesterday, and felt fleetingly guilty at the state of the garden, but, well, life is sometimes really too short. 

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There are even a couple of daffodils hiding behind that Choisya – honestly. 

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I managed to fight off the guilt feelings long enough to enjoy a read and a coffee – and a listen to the birds, who were also enjoying the weather it seems.  (I’m not in San Francisco by the way – I bought the cup there some years ago, and really like it).

And it’s been just as lovely today. 

Here’s the calendar picture for March:

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Try to be different, and not follow the crowd.

Let’s hope the good weather lasts

October

I like October.  It’s one of my favourite months.  Here’s a peek at the calendar picture:

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There is still so much growing, as another little peek at the wildflower garden will show:

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However, my pots are now sadly empty ……

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Well, to be honest, there wasn’t much in them in the first place.  I’ve made a target for myself for next year, which is to get my garden sorted out.  I’m really going to try, and prevent this from happening:

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a sweet little rusty shovel that has been shamefully neglected.  Makes a nice picture, though…..

Still blooming

The trees are still green, they are showing no sign as yet of shedding their leaves, as the weather is still so lovely.  Other plants are acting normally though, like one of my favourites, the Japanese Anemone.

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Mine are white, but the pink ones are gorgeous too, must get me some of those.  They are always late bloomers, and always to be relied upon …..

I spotted some of these too, hiding under a bush:

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Lovely pink cyclamen in an otherwise barren wilderness.