Sunday, February 5, 2012


Well, the school year has begun.  As of tomorrow, we will all be returning to some kind of routine, giving the feeling that the new year has started for real.  It was a staggered return last week, and then this weekend, the last minute getting of books, and school ties, and bucket hats.
I am realising more and more, that it's the beauty in my garden that calms my nerves.
I had an urge to take photographs of flowers in the last few days, as my head fills up with school and appointments, and lessons to plan.
I feel very lucky, and grateful that I have this passion in my soul.
A few steps outside either my front or back door, takes my head space to a completely different planet.
This year I am trying to simplify my life a little.
Just a little . . . as I only take small steps, and slowly,
but I'm going to try.
I'm starting with all the little piles of papers ALL around the house
LOOK OUT! I'm on a mission!
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Greyacres said...

Flower photos really lovely annie,
In your busy life you need a space where calm prevails.

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

I love your photos!
What kind of flower is it in this last blog?

Midge said...

Annie I totally understand the way a garden can feed your soul. When the world gets too much, time spent in the garden brings back the balance in life.

Nikki said...

Yep - your eye for the beauty in nature is a gift, and you share it beautifully. Thank you!

Have a great 2012, Annie!

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

Lovely flower photos Annie.

blandina said...

At first I thought it was a protea then I recognized zinnias (right?), lovely, lovely pictures.
many years ago I used to garden a lot, it was balm for my soul too.

apiecefullife said...

Beautiful photos Annie! Cards??

Susan said...

Gorgeous photos Annie. Simplify and enjoy - I couldn't agree more.

Leanne said...

Lovely snaps, wondering what the flower is? Good luck with the simplifying it sounds simple but sometimes it is a hard task.

JB said...

The thing I love about gardening is the promise of something beautiful. I love the anticipation of a flower bud and all the stages before a full blown flower. Hope is planting the seed. Beautiful photos. I am guessing that one of your readers has guessed correctly, zinnia? I love Zinnias

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

You are SO right, Annie. There is just something about flowers that you have planted into your very own soil that makes my heart happy.

Ozjane said...

All the best for a wonderful new school year. I can still remember sizing up all those Preps and working out the wonder wrapped up in strange bundles.

Jenny said...

Hi Annie,
Your flower photos are stunning and just imagining your garden makes me feel calmer as I am feeling overwhelmed by all the schoolness and busyness of a new term:)

Rhubarbing said...

The thing I love about my garden is it is a changing canvas so it can surprise when life seems a little predictable.

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