Back to normal - well as near as possible!
Oh dear what a dreadful time!
Not only did the temperature drop like a lead weight and each day brought more devastation to the already deteriorating garden but the birds disappeared, strange cats invaded the garden, I got more breathless, my new printer wouldn’t print from the computer but only did copies from the scanner, Roy’s blood pressure shot up, I was put on a beta blocker, we both had our ‘flu jabs, Jan’s whole family have had colds so we had to keep apart,and Harriet’s rabbit had myxomatosis and had to be put to sleep, other daughter, Kay, and members of the family flew off to Canada and the US, leaving us bereft, our son and family then went on a cruise, the porch is full of leaves, acorns and sycamore seeds making it a marathon task, like sweeping a sandy beach, to keep it clear enough to reach the front door!
That is just a short list of the events that have been upsetting us. However, we have survived and with the return of some of the family, the printer, the computer some sparrows and a little collared dove plus two new guinea pigs for Harriet the spirits are lifting all round.
We haven’t dared look under the fleeces covering plants and shrubs but I think they were not saved from the icy blasts. There are buds on the big clematis which looks surprisingly fit, flowers on the Mahonia and several more little border plants so not all is lost. I also have five miniature Iris bulbs growing like Jack’s beanstalk in a little pot beside me as I type.
I have enjoyed seeing the full moon and starry night skies recently and a rainbow today as we drove in to Carlisle to pick up the hardware from the ‘Techies’.
Maybe I should start singing a more cheerful tune?
Hope things are going well with you………..
- 27 Oct, 2010
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