Friday, May 27, 2016

A soft Landing

 The problem with not writing a post for awhile, is that I no longer know where to start.  So much has been happening in my world.  Sometimes I feel like I have had a soft landing after such a tumultuous run of events, and then other times I fall with a thud.
 Being a school teacher certainly helps me keep it all real and in perspective.
 . . . and then I go out into my garden and the world seems to slow down.  It's certainly my place of serenity - where I find peace and calm and all things beautiful.


 My Canaries had another good season, and at my last count there are about 26 birds.  They take some keeping up with the bath water and go through a power of seed.  They do have such lovely sweet faces though, and I just love them.
 The begonia's have been beautiful, especially in my hot house and the flowers just keep on giving.  Such vibrant colours . . .

 . . . and this large pink 'Plectranthas' has been like a little bit of Autumn Magic  near my back door this Autumn.  When it finishes flowering, I'm going to cut it back hard and see if I can make some more plants.  It's a beauty.
 Spent some time dressing up at Sovereign Hill and going back to the 1800's.  The children loved spinning in their dresses.  That's what this term's been like - a real S P I N .
 White Nerine's have been beautiful - popping up in all sorts of places in the garden and giving me lovely surprises.
 Some last roses before Winter - this one is called Ashram.  Given to me by a college when my father died a few years ago, and it is a beautiful one.
 Although I've been quiet here on the blog, It's been full on action in my little world.  Loving life and living it to the full.

13 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Annie ~ So glad to see a post from you and to read that you are * Loving life and living it to the full.*

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Chookyblue...... said...

Love is constantly fill of ups and downs......
Wow the canaries are doing so well.....
Glad you popped in to share some more great garden flowers....
Take care....

Quiltedtime said...

School does keep us grounded. Our summer holiday starts June 3. I always feel a bit wobbly for my first few days of freedom. Take care.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Always a joy to see your beautiful flowers. They make me happy.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Glad you are well and enjoying your busy life. Need to try to catch up some time... Your garden photos are just gorgeous xxx

apiecefullife said...

The garden photos are lovely Annie. Hope being so busy means all is well with you.

Jodie said...

This term will be over before we know it.

Jenny said...

Lovely photos as usual Annie. I know what you mean by the busyness of the term.Was it always this crazy?? X

Kim said...

oh I wish I have Nerine too around here. I have a friend who really liked that flower a lot and used it as a nickname. it's beautiful, nerine ^^

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Aaron Hills said...

great artilce

JB said...

Good to see you back in blog land Annie,I too have been too busy for blogging but thought it might be good way to let Mum see the sheep and the new bulb section she helped me plant.

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