Friday, 24 February 2017

Turning up

Last year in the garden all was not great, and it started in the late winter/early spring.  There's a window of opportunity, maybe a week, sometimes two, when everything just needs sorting.  Detritus cleared away, clematis cut back, as many weeds as possible removed.  There's a little bit of self-deception going on - Oh, I've managed to get away with it this year! - but ultimately it shows when that early work hasn't been done. So, when everything started flowering in the spring proper, all seemed great.  But eventually it all looked like a weed paradise. To be honest, not a look I really want to cultivate. This year, I've made the effort; and once you're doing it there's no real effort anyway, just joy.  One whole long border has been done, someone has been booked to take away all the old garden furniture, plans have been imagined and drawn up, plants have been sorted.  This year WILL be very different.

And alongside all of the work - photographs of pretty much everything I'm afraid. 

Apart from the garden the spring is making me want to sew again; not too sure what right now, but I think I'll make a start by going through the fabric stash and seeing what patterns are hidden away.

The light is everything.

P xx

Friday, 17 February 2017

Signs of it

Today was THAT day - when you walk outside into the garden, potter for a while and then realise - there's actual warmth in that sun! Whoo hoo!!!  Which is making me feel so much more positive - I always want to do stuff at this time of year and it can be very difficult when it's so very grey. There's a tendency to hibernation in this particular body which does not sit very well with the active mind.  Anyhoo, it feels like a start and that's enough for now.

Outside was good, but really, I'm still indoors knitting and taking photographs.  But there are plans for a walking club - a club of two, it has to be said, but even so - and it starts on Tuesday morning.  Fingers crossed for no rain.  That would be tough.

It seems I've almost finished another pair of socks - time for some new yarn shopping!

P xx