My little place of peace and happiness was constructed in the back garden.
Nothing fancy, now almost twenty years old but still standing strong and sturdy.
It has electricity to run a heater or fan, but not water. A gathering place for everything
garden-related. . . . . . .plus anything waiting to be rehoused, sold on, given away,
taken to the thrift shop, thrown away etc. I probably should re-paint the exterior
but can't bring myself to cut down the climbing akebia and ivy!
The floor I painted and stenciled long ago with blackberry vines is fading. . . . . but
is still visible enough to allow me to recall all those hours on my knees - I could
never do that now!
This window was so dirty - now I can even see my neighbor's camellias still budding.
On a sunny, cooler day this week I spent about four hours out here.
There was not a lot to throw out, it was mostly taking items into the kitchen to
wash, vacuuming every surface, and reorganizing storage space.
Many of the china pots, birds, lanterns, bowls of shells etc. will be moved
outside to the baker's rack and table on the back deck, or into the gazebo,
now that the pollen season is just about over.
The gazebo is my other 'home' where I can enjoy the garden views,
the birds at the feeders, an afternoon cup of tea, an early evening aperitif,
supper as the sun falls silently in the west behind my chair, and now the
weather is warming - even writing my posts and reading yours.
Bluebird nest box and akebia vine on the potting shed wall.
We haven't been shopping in over a week but need to make a
quick run tomorrow morning for salad greens, veggies, milk etc.
We will pick up a dozen fresh eggs pre-ordered from our local
Farmers' Market which reopens tomorrow for the season.
Strict social distancing and loads of rules in place.
Then we'll head back to the nearby roadside strawberry stall
for more of those delicious berries - strawberry shortcakes
have been a real treat on several evenings.
Good wishes for your weekend.
Doesn't every day feel like a weekend day now?
Some changes will soon be coming in places with lesser
known cases of COVID-19 - unfortunately not here though.
I'm expecting things to continue as they are for a while longer -
'rather safe than sorry' might be the way to go.
Stay well, be strong dear friends.