Saturday, 5 July 2008
This lovely photo of the penstemon in our garden actually belies 2 facts.
While it looks lovely and sunny, it has been raining and we are promised more over the next few days, in fact if you see anyone walking around looking nicely tanned just take a closer look, it's probably rust!
The other lie is that we have a garden. We do have a space outside, indeed space may not even describe it. The "space" is around 11' wide by 80' long. Some may call that a garden, but it's not really anything at the moment. We have a border that just a few years ago sported some beautiful plants, but now only has a few (though thankfully the penstemon is very big and hides the emptiness well).
We have a patio of sorts, but has so much junk dotted around it's unusable.
We have a rockery area that has been in the making for 2 years, but not quite made it yet.
We have a shed, with a mini-tip in front of it. It might even be a second patio one day, when it grows up.
Behind the shed was a lovely paved area that has sprouted more junk, mostly wood. and beyond that we have a mini woodland. The birds love this area which is just as well because we can't use it (too over grown).
Why so much space yet so little you might ask? Husband. He's the answer.
I used to be the gardener until I damaged my neck a few years back, now I have to rely on DH. But DH has other ideas. So if anyone has any (clean) suggestions as how I can get my garden back please let me know. Thank you.
On a lighter note, here is my bargains from last week.
DH actually pointed out this lovely tea set in the Heart Foundation, and I was pleasantly surprised at the price. There are 4 cups and saucers and a little sugar bowl, but sadly no milk jug or teapot.
and these lovely glass candlesticks came from the local hospice shop.
I did get a few more goodies too, but I'm saving those for another rainy day!
Love and blessings in Christ,