Just about bordering on odd, I see things through different eyes.The heading says it all - I live, I love, I craft, I am me...

29/09/2022

small moments in an unsettled world

 

I am very grateful (and extremely lucky) that I work in an environment (pun fully intended) which is healing. There are instants which make me gently hold my breath as I watch or see or notice a small precious moment. This week was no different but I thought that I would share just a few of these gems with you. Like going back to pick up my chilly mug (Jayne) and discover I had plonked it down just moments before in a nest of Erigeron Karvensis (Mexican fleabane) daisies and seeing the combination made my heart sing.
Spotting a very dark ladybird pupae on a richly purple dahlia leaf in the cutting garden, hopefully it will emerge before the frosts so that it will be able to overwinter as an adult. If not, we will carefully put the cut off foliage in one of the sheds so the pupae (there were dozens) can mature in safety.
Sharing my lemon shortbread biscuit with a Robin whilst working in one of the private gardens I maintain.
Ravelling 400gm balls of wool blend into 100gm yarn cakes before starting my next project - my sense of smell is rather random at the moment but I could catch a delicious scent of lanolin when I buried my nose deep into the huge and squishy balls of wool 
This idiot. 

Who drives me both crazy and fills my heart with equal measure - she has not been coming to work regularly recently as she 'looks after' who ever happens to be at home at the moment, so on the odd days that she puts on her 'work clothes', the dog harness, she is beyond excited. Her day is filled with rounding up wheelbarrows, collecting up sticks, herding volunteers and supervising our work - by the time we get home she is ready for her food and a well deserved nap!

And the princess. Pan. Still aloof and occasionally cranky but then who isn't? She has definitely mellowed and decided humans are not that dreadful. She has her favourites (makes that very obvious!) however, she is definitely the hairy heart of our home.

It is little moments like these which keep me grounded. I need to get myself ready for work, another private garden, a moorland wild meadow where Moss can come and play whilst I am there. She will be delighted......!

Thank you every one for your lovely and encouraging comments regarding my attempt at Kaketsugi mending - it is on hold at the moment as I am waiting for a packet of needle threaders to land in the post then I can get on with the final few threads - hardly any left to weave in. Then I will tidy away the remaining threads and hand it back to its owner😊

Enjoy the rest of your week, hope you too find small moments that fill your heart xxxx

23 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing all your special moments with us. Makes me look around and enjoy my special moments too, especially how lucky we are to share them with our family and friends. xx❤️🦴🦴xx

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    1. Thank you - those special moments are there all the time, seeing them and appreciating them makes my day so much more precious xx

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  2. Aww, daisies amongst daisies - fabulous image, there is still an artist in you, xx 🌼

    So heartwarming to see that the sheepdog who could not manage with sheep has found her niche in herding two-legs instead, she looks so content in that lovely image. And talking of lovely - your Kaketsugi mending is stupendous. Of course, you realise having done such a wonderful job you will get asked again 🤣

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    1. ❤️that sheepdog has definitely found herself and is a big part of our pack :D
      I have to say I really enjoyed the Kaketsugi mending and would like to improve my rather basic technique 😊

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  3. Beautiful pictures, very calming words
    Alison in Wales x

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  4. Lovely Kate and it is the small moments that count and ground us. Your mending is so neat. Have a lovely weekend, take care & hugs.

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    1. Thank you Susan - I am so ready for the weekend!

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  5. Lovely to see the things that make you stop to savour and enjoy :)

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  6. Yes, the world does feel off-kilter, although I suspect this has always been the case. Little moments which fill the heart with joy can always be found, although often we need to look very hard for them. Xx

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    1. Those moments are there, but as you say - you do need to look for them x Here is to us all finding lots of them this weekend x

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  7. Love your friendly robin; wish I had one.... there's something special about friendly robins. Glad to read Moss is having a good time! x

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  8. I wish I had a friendly robin too! This one I only 'borrow' on a Tuesday when I am gardening at the top of the village and he only chooses to be friendly if I have something suitable to eat!! (fickle little thing haha)

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  9. Borrowing a friendly robin is a good option; hope you remember to take a snack for him! x

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  10. Our pets bring such alot of happy moments don't they. Nice of the robin to share your shortbread with you. :)

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  11. That's pretty cool how your mug matched your garden. I would be making sure the bird didn't get my shortbread. I love shortbread and it's not something I have very often so not likely to share with Mr. Robin..

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  12. Thank you for sharing your moments - it fills my heart when I spot something unexpected in the garden. And thank you Kate for your lovely message after mum passed - it meant a lot x

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  13. Thank you for sharing your moments - it fills my heart when I spot something unexpected in the garden. And thank you Kate for your lovely message after mum passed - it meant a lot x

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  14. Waving hi as I make my blog rounds. Hope you're doing well.

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