The Whites Of The Garden

The whites are coming … There are two types of white-flowering rambling rose in our garden and they’re popping open this week. For the glorious purity and grace of the moment, we also have white “mock orange” and some other white plants in bloom at the moment. The white lupins and white viola are amongst … Continue reading The Whites Of The Garden

Late Autumn Musings

The year of fairly mild temperatures experienced in our little pocket of the British countryside is coming to an end.  Suddenly temperatures dipped severely this week, as we were hit with the first frosts of the Winter season ... but Autumn is not yet over and all the trees are still shedding their leaves, so … Continue reading Late Autumn Musings

Sunday Morning Mindfulness

Quietly and sleepily sipping my first cup of Earl Grey tea early this morning, I slowly and absorbingly read the pages of a beautiful hardback book given to me by my mother and stepfather a few years ago.  I think it was a Christmas present - there will be a note inside to tell me, … Continue reading Sunday Morning Mindfulness

Treats And Truths Of Country Living

Our peaches are ripening! The bumblebees, and a little hand pollinating by feather, have done the trick. An exciting time in the rickety greenhouse on our organic acre in Berwickshire, UK. These are the treats of country living that are hard to beat, a blessing so much appreciated, especially when one pays such a high … Continue reading Treats And Truths Of Country Living

Invitation to join us at Towards Greener Borders

If you're on Facebook, we'd love more support at Towards Greener Borders, to help spread an important message and contribute towards a brighter, safer world for us all. Towards Greener Borders is easily found at http://www.facebook.com/towardsgreenerborders. Please join us and do tell your friends about TGB too! Many thanks ... Looking forward to meeting fellow bloggers and others there! Yours … Continue reading Invitation to join us at Towards Greener Borders

Children playing

As I waved goodbye to one of my children, who was setting off back down South yesterday, watching her disappear down the country road, I turned back to close our gate slowly and stopped to take in this sign pinned onto our property ... "Children playing. Keep gate closed." It spoke volumes to me. How … Continue reading Children playing

The Truth Is Not Always Beautiful

    Living in the British countryside, this is the time of year (Spring in the northern hemisphere) when I find myself becoming increasingly agitated, on alert, frustrated and not a little fearful. I am twitchy at the thought of what is about to happen with a vengeance, and what has already begun in some … Continue reading The Truth Is Not Always Beautiful