My garden is a source of wonder, and challenge. As the summer progressed it became more and more colourful, and wilder.
As Spring progressed it became all about the rhododendrons. Pinks and lilacs and deep reds, they bloomed all over the garden.
Spring blossoms; a wonderful end to winter and a sign of things to come.
It felt like a long time coming, but when it came, spring flourished spectacularly.
A couple of weeks ago after a light snow fall I took a walk around my garden. The dusting of snow was pretty and sparkly and made an otherwise rather dull winter garden look a little more special.
Yesterday I took the kids on an impromptu visit to the zoo after school. We only had an hour before it closed, but they didn’t mind; they were free to run around and see the few animals left that can survive a New England winter, and that made them happy.
I’ve been a bit despondent about the weather this week. Cold I can deal with, but torrential rain? I miss walking to school, I miss playing in the garden.
As winter approaches and the trees lose their leaves, rock is revealed. Our garden has amazing rock formations. And, we’re not talking little boulders here, we have rocky outcrops; cliffs in the making, and climbing walls of the future…
Last month I wrote about the start of our first major landscaping project. It has been going well over the past month, when the weather has cooperated, and is nearing completion!
For one reason or another we have not been walking to and from school. Whether it be rain or cold, lateness or laziness; it’s been far too easy to fall back on the car.