English Country Gardens…
English Country Gardens…
/ May 31, 2019 0 COMMENTS
This spring has seen a lot of rain;  and I mean even more than the flooding in ...
The Last of the Jam…
The Last of the Jam…
/ May 28, 2019 1 COMMENTS
All of a sudden I look and it’s the end of May. The year so far has brought our family joys, some sorrow and an all too familiar tussling of emotions. Pretty normal stuff ...
Doe a Deer, a Female Deer…
Doe a Deer, a Female Deer…
/ May 22, 2019 1 COMMENTS
We are supposed to have deer in the country but I hardly ever see one. With all the construction going on a-round-abouts I won’t be surprised if we aren’t graced with more ...
Surpassing all Understanding…
Surpassing all Understanding…
/ May 20, 2019 1 COMMENTS
God messages me in many ways… When I take my mind off my fears, my doubts, myself, He whispers serenity into my spirit and shows me a playfully overgrown meadow. When I reflect ...
Shadow and the Fans…
Shadow and the Fans…
/ May 16, 2019 1 COMMENTS
I am so glad I’m not a cat! They develop unfounded fears. Shadow’s latest concern has to do with fans.  Ceiling fans. We have nine in the house and he has decided he is ...
The Heavy Machinery Rolls in…
The Heavy Machinery Rolls in…
/ May 13, 2019 0 COMMENTS
Change is imminent. Having grown up in a terraced Georgian cottage in London (protected by the National Trust) that backed up to the convent school’s playing fields, there ...
Tarantula…
Tarantula…
/ May 9, 2019 1 COMMENTS
I’ve seen tarantulas down at the end of our drive. I’ll spot one moving regally, queen of the arachnids, creeping towards supper through the tall grasses. I’ll watch ...
Ceilings…
Ceilings…
/ May 6, 2019 1 COMMENTS
My ceiling painting job came around again. After I’d volunteered my services the first time round I declared it to be,  “The last!” However – memory fades over ...
Thistle…
Thistle…
/ May 3, 2019 0 COMMENTS
We will have been at Footlights four years this month and I have almost won the battle with the thistle that was overgrowing my pastures and meadows. At first they looked like forests ...
Blossom…
Blossom…
/ April 23, 2019 0 COMMENTS
I really enjoy the time of year when blossom covers the trees and transforms the dull brown branches into a picturesque pastoral scene. The first to arrive are usually the fruit trees ...
Blue-Bonnets…
Blue-Bonnets…
/ April 19, 2019 0 COMMENTS
I would really love a field of wildflowers. I tried sowing seeds when we first moved to Footlights but that failed, or maybe the weather was too hot, or too wet or the mowing started ...