Friday, July 20, 2012

Winter garden

Sometimes it's good to remind myself of the good things in life, the beautiful things, the furry friends who make me smile.

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Of blue sky and sunshine, and a perfect reflection in the dam in the middle of winter.
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Or a puppy so keen to please you, knowing that she will get praised for jumping up onto the log and sitting.
These photos are a couple of weeks old, but the garden is not rapidly growing at the moment.
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We are still harvesting rocket for salads a few days each week.
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The golden shallots are looking promising, I imagine each plant with 6 fat little golden bulbs underneath, and look forward to the harvest in summer.
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Our collection of Tasmanian eucalypts are starting to take off on the fence line, hopefully providing a screen one day.
This week has been a bit of a roller coaster ride for many reasons for me, but infinitely more so for my mother, who has had an unwelcome diagnosis and awaits surgery next week. Whilst I try never to take my life and family for granted, every so often something like this will jolt me into realising how lucky I am. That silly things like washing machines breaking down or cracked car radiators that need replacing really are not that bigger deal in the grand scheme of things. To make the most of every moment with those you care about.
I hope you have a relaxing weekend planned. I'm hoping to retreat to the hut, weed some garden beds and help Rob plant the nine new fruit trees we just picked up from here.

15 comments:

Sarah B said...

Goodness me Marian, what beautiful images. You have such an incredibly beautiful spot where you are.
I'm sorry to hear about your Mum - I hope the doctors sort it out very quickly.
Have a peaceful weekend x

Jo said...

i hope all goes well for your mum. have a nice weekend.

ally said...

There's lots to be grateful for right here!
Hope it all works out ok for your mum
x

Leanne said...

Hope all goes well with you and your Mum :-) Have a peaceful weekend. @picsnapper

caygraymomma said...

Good wishes and hopes for a good outcome for your mom. Thanks for this post. I found myself in this headspace an awful lot today as well.

Claire579 said...

Best wishes to your mum. I hope all goes well for her. Enjoy the gardening!

Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love said...

That first photo took my breath away. Thinking of your Mum x

Little Nan said...

My thoughts are with you and your Mum....and I love your photos, especially how the mist is creeping in. xo

Phoebe said...

I hope your mum is OK. Sending healthy thoughts your way!
Gorgeous photos as usual. What a beautiful part of the world you live in!

Dee said...

Such beautiful photos. Love the proud look on pup's face!
Sending healthy, positive thoughts to your mum and you.
Have a lovely week.

Katrina said...

Your photos are just lovely - you have the most beautiful spot to call home!

So sorry to hear of yur mum's bad news - sending best wishes to you and your family.

Katrina

Claire Chadwick @ Scissors Paper Rock said...

Amazing photos! Perfectly capturing this time of year!

Sending all my well wishes to your Mum! I understand totally what you mean about things like this....jolting us back into reality of what really matters!!
Hope you {and your Mum} are ok!
xx

Anonymous said...

I loved the pictures of your garden! It is my hearts desire to one day have a large plot of land to have raised beds and trees that we planted. I grew up with a dad that loved experimental gardening-I was his helper. We grew trees that would bloom with three different blossoms of three different fruits...it was a wonderful experience.
I was saddened to hear of your mother's unexpected diagnosis-these are difficult times for daughters and families. I am sending good thoughts your way. I believe in the power of prayer...I will say prayers for her:)
Blessings,
Sherry (preschoolsfun)

Tash said...

There is so much beauty in your photos and words Marian. I'd like to think that i've never taken anything or anybody in my life for granted, but I know this has never been as true as this past year. Illness and death and knowing the fragility and uncertainty of life puts everything into perspective doesn't it.

I hope your mother is okay and that the surgery went well.

Sending love xx

mumofsix said...

I don't know if you will see this comment but I am sorry that I missed this post, how I'm not sure. I am very glad that the surgery went well and your mum needs no more treatment. What a worry for all. take care of yourself. Sending best wishes and love hutward x

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