Vegetable Garden Musings on Earth Day 2021

Organic is best! Today is Earth Day. Yesterday I planted out the roots of parsley, from a supermarket pot of many stems, into the bed that my son had spread compost onto, before he returned to University a couple of weeks ago. The lupin nearby will be making the soil rich with nitrogen. The rhubarb … Continue reading Vegetable Garden Musings on Earth Day 2021

Keep Calm At Christmas

We heard the news last night, of greater restrictions across the United Kingdom.This has been a year of all sorts of uncertainty, changed plans, upheaval, disappointment ... and it has also held blessings.Now, we must decide what it is that we shall focus on. Each day we have the opportunity to choose what it is … Continue reading Keep Calm At Christmas

The Beautiful Blues Wave Sounds

https://videopress.com/v/iQdukMkB?loop=true&preloadContent=metadata I have a thing about blues, whites, ozone and the sounds of waves, anywhere in the world. This was filmed in March 2020, on the British East coast. Very maritime, don't you think?🎶💙🤍💙🤍🎶When I listen to the sound of the waves, I am transported back to a time in my life when I found … Continue reading The Beautiful Blues Wave Sounds

Autumn Mists And Country Sounds

As dawn breaks and the Autumn mists roll in, making the little valley beyond our property invisible, the birds in my organic garden are in full chorus ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWZKLN3mjmI In the background, the urgent bellowing of bulls and the sounds of farm machinery, add another layer to the tone. Soon the leaves on the trees … Continue reading Autumn Mists And Country Sounds

Why Toss When You Can Recycle?

Did you know that I believe in recycling so much that this has extended to moving things that others would love to buy onto Ebay? We have very little that is wasted in our home and save lots of time, energy and money by reducing our need for purchases, as a household, even going so … Continue reading Why Toss When You Can Recycle?

Iffing Stress

In 'poetry' form, and on a serious note ... Iffing Stress   If booze is causing stress, stop drinking it. If work is causing stress, change jobs. If bad health is causing stress, become healthy. If the news is causing stress, stop listening to it. If television is causing stress, stop watching it. If EMF … Continue reading Iffing Stress

A Shropshire Lad In Berwickshire

  These beautiful blooms, from my garden last Summer, are called "A Shropshire Lad". They're one of the David Austin Roses' selection of beautiful English roses. I planted one of these in our last garden in NSW, Australia, and have planted four on the walls of our home in Berwickshire, UK. They are such lovely … Continue reading A Shropshire Lad In Berwickshire

In The Winters Of Life

In the Winters of Life, everything shows up more clearly. Seasons come and seasons go. When we pare it all back to the basics, we see what really matters ... but there is also much that cannot be seen with average sight or understanding. Sometimes we have to take it deeper and check in on … Continue reading In The Winters Of Life

What Would Jesus Do ~ Revised

  Have you ever wondered ... What Would Jesus Do?  This is the revised version of a post published at The Holly Tree Tales on 30 April 2015. * In my quietest moments, and sometimes even in the midst of a current or a raging storm, I wonder to myself “What would Jesus do?” Over … Continue reading What Would Jesus Do ~ Revised

A Compilation Of Quotes

A compilation of five quotes to ponder mindfully as you go about your life and conduct your business today.   "You are either spreading lightness, or you are spreading darkness ~ which one feels best to you? Choose that."   *   "Love gets more done than grind and hustle do."   *   "Lose … Continue reading A Compilation Of Quotes