Shine On

Sometimes life is stormy and we get tossed around. Here is five minutes of calm to help you get through. Find your sunlight, and Shine On.

Do Dogs Feel Remorse?

Can a dog express remorse? Can a dog feel guilt? Read Ruby’s confession and help me decide whether to forgive her.

Shelter

I wrote a post last Sunday called From Screen to Green which was all about ways to entice children away from their devices into the garden. My two daughters had just returned from Australia that morning. I always encourage them to spend time outdoors on the day they return, as daylight can help to re-set the…

Thugs’ Corner

I have been meaning to post for a while about the area of our garden known as ‘Thug’s Corner’.  This is the planting area along the fence which separates my flower garden from Stevie’s allotment. Really, its peak in prettiness is early June, when it looks like this: The Geranium magnificum then goes over, and…

Moody Blues

When I wrote the title of this post, it was because of the colours of the flowers, and the overcast conditions.  I got about this many words in, and tried to add images, and that is when my woes began.  I couldn’t upload any images.  I switched between laptop and phone, I used up my…

Boing, boing, boing!

I just thought I would share a moment with Zig.  This video expresses the essence of Ziggy. It also expresses how I feel at this time of year.  The hedgerows are effervescing with hawthorn and cow parsley.  The birds are burbling and chittering and pulling up great juicy worms.  There are beetles, bugs and butterflies…

Knitting together nicely

On days when I am not working, I like to get up early and have a little quiet wander around the garden.  The dogs come with me, and we have a good sniff around.  I thought you might like to come with me this morning. Let’s start with the rose garden.  This is my absolute…

SNOW!!! IT’S SNOWING!!!

We were VERY excited to wake up to snow this morning.  School was cancelled and it looked like it was going to be difficult to get a car out.  These are a few pics from our walk down the lane.  It was so quiet!  The only sounds were the crump of snow as we walked,…

Every garden needs a dog (or two)

Here are Ziggy (left) and Ruby (right). Ruby entered the garden three and a half years ago as a wriggly little sausage. Ruby lived up to all expectations. She learnt to ‘sit’ and ‘stay’, though not to lie down on command.  Lying down seems beyond the intellectual capacity of a cavvie.  But she can fetch…