The blog has been quiet recently… Perhaps the most quiet I’ve ever been. No good excuse for this, except that it’s the time of year when little is happening outside and I’ve just been reading… And reading… And reading a little more. I think I’ve read around 30 books in the past month. It’s not that I’ve suddenly discovered books… Far from it, I have enough to fill 3 bookcases but rather I bought myself an iPad mini and it’s so much easier to read books on compared to the iPad! I rarely used to read books on the old one because it’s too big and clumsy. I just didn’t get along with it. In fact, beyond using it at Uni I’ve barely touched it. It sat for weeks, months untouched. Other than going out with me into the garden during the summer so I could listen to music, look at the net and fall asleep.
Needless to say, Pete has the old one and is enjoying playing some horse jumping game (seriously???!!) and I’m enjoying reading book after book and yes, it does now follow me wherever I go 🙂
P.S No I’m not one of those people who uses it to take photos. Perhaps I should test it out in the garden… Nah.
So… Onto the garden. The following photos are a week old now, so things are a little different i.e. Tete-a-tete are blooming, the Hellebores are open and there are a few more Irises and Crocii out.
The autumn Cherry is still blooming, and I noticed there are some nice, fresh blooms that are as yet undamaged. However, most are a rotten nasty mess after all the snow… Here’s hoping I get more blooms in April/May…
Oh yes! And I forgot to mention the nightmare that was last week at work. Phew, so glad that’s over!
Definitely an almost worst-case-scenario type of week. Not helped by me getting a cold, dragging myself in on Wednesday to open the office so people could get in, make sure emergencies are covered, then left as soon as everything was sorted. Went back on Friday, to more emergencies, panics and general smacking head against the wall situations.
I’m never, ever allowing my colleague to have a holiday. Ever. Again.
So, where were we?
Sedum is completely invaluable. Lovely blooms in late summer, insects love it, cute fresh growth in winter/spring and blooms that look amazing. Still. I love the burnt firey red colour when the sun hits it. Plus, it looks amazing with frost and snow on it. Win.
Taking photos of the lichen on the Star Magnolia reminds me it’s Moss season; must take photos of the mosses blooming.
Why do some Crocuses stick their tongues out before developing fully?
See what I mean?
More are blooming now, and I wish I’d managed to get photos this weekend. Somehow I ended up at the cinema today, so wasted most of the day… Plus, the heating wasn’t working and when we left I couldn’t feel from my knees down I was so cold.
And finally, more Snowdrops… I can’t help myself.