Yet another afternoon spent in the garden, this time in the shade of a parasol beside the pond.
A couple of weeks ago I’d never have dreamt
of making such a statement having undergone an extremely protracted
autumn and winter of cold and damp weather,
the wet aspect being but a pale reflection of last summer’s weather.
In the course of the last couple of weeks we’ve been blessed
with many warm sunshiny days which inevitably
turned ones thoughts and footfall towards the garden.
The preceding paragraph, or words to similar effect,
were to have been the opening of a web log posting a fortnight ago but,
much to my surprise, I’ve now been able to spend
even more time in the garden although the weather has once again became more changeable.
I’m still not able to cope with very warm humid atmospheres;
it’s largely been a matter of choosing the appropriate times and circumstance
to venture out. I’ve been taking a few snapshots of aspects of the garden’s flora and fauna and,
undertaken some gardening chores
without exerting myself beyond reasonable self-imposed* “pacing” limits!
On many occasions, feeling a little guilty
about neglecting the blog, I’ve settled down beside an inert keyboard
with every intention of resuscitating it
but the necessary emotional stamina seems to have been
in extremely limited supply.
*more honestly “health-imposed” but one likes to feel, to some extent,
in charge of one’s own destiny.