“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
― Pablo Neruda
I missed a week of blogging, but I took photos so this will be a bumper edition of the weekly challenge! I’m not quite sure where time has gone since Christmas, but we’re already in Spring and it’s a bit of a blur. The last few weeks photos have mostly been Maisy. After our weekend of digging and planting, she decided it was good fun to lie down in our freshly dug flower bed. And when we weren’t looking, have a good old dig.
So we decided that if she really wanted to lie down outside, she could take her bed with her and stop using our hard work for a cushion…!
We finished off the garden yesterday, planting up a few bits and pieces and sorting out the pots. It feels good to have some colour in it and the Bees are already heading in which is great to see.
We invested in an umbrella for the table, one with a fancy handle thing so you don’t have to struggle putting it up and taking it down! Now all we’re saving our pennies for is a BBQ for some hopefully warm summer evenings having dinner outside. Then our garden is complete!
We took Maisy somewhere new for her walk on Friday. She loves exploring on long walks, but even more than that she loves chasing a tennis ball. So we took our trusty ball thrower and within fifteen minutes she was…
It was a beautiful walk though, and a lovely warm evening – so nice to have some daylight beyond five PM as well! This was also the day of the eclipse – but typically this weather didn’t hit us until mid afternoon. The morning just went a little bit cloudy and dark, no sign of the sun until lunchtime!
There have been some beautiful sunrises, and sunsets. All of which have rounded off a day nicely. It’s great to have a reminder of beautiful things after a tough day…
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“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”
― Victor Hugo
We’ve done lots of garden improvements this weekend, making the most of the twenty degrees c and brilliant sunshine that we had yesterday. Considering we were told our garden would be flat when we bought the house, we’ve made the best of a very sloped job! Lots of drainage issues will hopefully now have been resolved after plenty of digging, shingling and planting yesterday…
Aside from the positivity of re-designing bits in the garden, Maisy was also loving the sunshine and her first full day outside. She even helped with the digging and when she was bored of that, posed in the garden with the new flowers (Courtesy of Homebase and also my Grandmother’s beautiful plant arranging). I quite like the fact that we’re in a wind trap because it looked like she was posing with a fan machine blowing her fur…!
(The wet bits on her face were the hosepipe – it wasn’t me!). We had a lovely meal at our neighbours last night which finished off the day pretty well and although we worked hard, I feel truly relaxed – finally!
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