. . . . . . .I Want to Get Off!
Yes, the 1963 Tony Award winning musical starring
the late, great Anthony Newley, English actor, singer and songwriter,
comes to mind.
Forget the world just 'tilting' - it now seems to be spinning out of control!
If we could get off though where would we go?
I'm in the garden a lot.
This morning it was raining lightly, thankfully dampening down
the heavy pollen coating everything in sight.
The photos in the collage below were taken today.
"Maybe more than ever before in my life, I’m grateful today to have a garden. What a blessing it feels like. I can’t imagine the weeks and months ahead without the refuge it will provide. Perhaps you all feel the same way". . . . . . . . Margaret Roach
The above came from famous gardener Margaret Roach (A Way To Garden.com).
I read these words she wrote yesterday on her current post and asked her if I might
share them with you, my wonderful readers, many of whom are gardeners.
Margaret kindly gave me permission.
If you need information or help regarding anything to do with your own garden,
Margaret is the person to go to . . . . . .and be sure to read her latest book,
A Way To Garden - a hands-on primer for every season -
and listen to her awesome podcasts with other well known gardeners also
on her website.
Yes, having a garden is certainly a blessing at this time. You know I have one,
just a quarter acre on which my cottage home sits comfortably. It's nothing
spectacular by any means and, in all honesty, it's no longer in tip top
shape as it was when outdoor work was much easier in our younger days.
The front is neat and tidy with some beautiful trees I've planted and nurtured,
flowering shrubs, seasonal bulbs and perennials . . . . . and Bob keeps the
lawn mown so passersby still comment on what a lovely yard we have!
After a very warm weekend the bluebells are up and opening.
The birds are still nest building - more about the finches coming - and bluebirds
seem interested in the birdhouse again so I'm glad I cleaned it out a couple
of weeks ago.
My daughter told me to hang my hummingbird feeder - rather early I think - but she
said they are already in flight around her neighborhood a couple of miles away.
I want to stay positive in thought regarding how life is/will be perhaps for some time.
Already some are depressed, bored, chomping at the bit to get out and live as we
are used to. Meanwhile please be brave, follow the rules which will be so important
to rid us of this virus. . . . . . . . do things, make use of this quieter time, garden if
you can, and have hope that this will end very soon.