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14/05/2018

Today.

With the sublime weather filling the last few days, I seemed to have let blogging slip. The spring sunshine has woken not just the weedlings but also my mojo - both of which are keeping me occupied.
There have been times when I have drifted toward my blog and then having stared at the laptop for a while, found that my energies drag me elsewhere.
Anyhoo - today, inspired by a photographer friend who spent some time in my garden taking countless pictures of emerging spring flowers, unfurling fronds and fallen cherry blossom, I picked up my camera and took a photo or two.
The garden is in a process of transformation, from a tired space, which quietly grew rangy and unkempt, now she makes me feel inspired. A magical encompassing Eden who wraps around my summerhouse and fills my eyes and head full of beautiful and delicate flowers. 
The spring flowers are providing a source of reference for my art - and by painting them - I find I am 'seeing' them in a whole new light.
Apart from my friend who seemed to crawl around the garden capturing views I had previously not noticed, I was accompanied for most of the day by Pepper, who either slipped quietly in and out of the burgeoning plants - she very quickly becomes invisible, or languishing on the pathway, soaking up the sun and watching tiny flies zipping about through half closed eyes.

Then, this evening I returned to the garden. The sky was a thin blue black colour, a few stars had appeared and the air still had a slight hint of warmth. It was beautiful. Long may it last xxxxx


12 comments:

  1. Great photos, I love the one of Pepper. I don't 'do' gardening, I much prefer to admire other peoples' efforts and I've found some lovely ones while I've been out and about just recently. I love this time of year too as everything seems to suddenly become more colourful :)

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  2. Another beautiful post.

    For the first time I am finding my garden a very soothing place to be. I now look at the plants, rather than the work to be done, and find it peaceful, I'm drawn to it.

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  3. I know what you mean about blogs taking a back seat right now...much to do outside weather! x

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  4. Your day sounds idyllic and your garden looks to be a very calming place. One day hopefully mine will be the same.

    Mitzi

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  5. Stunning images. Learning to look is so good.

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  6. Your photos are wonderful, your garden looks so fresh and green:)

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  7. I too need to blog.... but when the weather is like this I need to be outside! Great photos as usual.

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  8. Your words paint a picture. I loved to garden, no longer physically possible. I am going to attempt to draw and paint some of the flowers I once planted. Thank you for the inspiration aka kick up the proverbial.

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  9. love the closeups of plants.

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  10. Lovely pictures. It has been far to nice to blog, I agree. We are so blessed to have this sunshine. :)

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  11. Love picture of Pepper having a drink out of the fish pond. In fact, all the pictures are terrific as usual. x

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  12. Catching up after a week long surprise trip to Sydney to take care of little brother's health problems. Back today & have internet again (none at caravan park), and my blogging has definitely taken a back seat with busyness, etc, but I'll be there for the photo hunt on Friday & then possibly get back into the swing with at least some more posts for June. Take care.

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