Like gardens for gloom
It’s Sunday morning here in the bush… a sunny, generally nice-ish kinda day.
Except for a few little things that are pulling at my mood.
Like my persistent cough that won’t let up.
Like the cow that I know we’ll have to put down today*, despite weeks of care and TLC after going down in the paddock.
Like weather reports that refuse to offer some sign of respite from the heat and dry.
So, as I always do when I am feeling a little blue, I use my camera to force a little focus on the sweet stuff.
All shots take here are from the garden of our neighbour – it’s not an overly lush garden, but the blooms that were there were really lovely.
Agapanthus. (I’m no gardener, but I know this one! So beautiful, and reminding me of my Griffith days. For those who have never been, Griffith, NSW, has amazing gardens absolutely bursting with Agapanthus.)
I should know these, but can’t think – am sure one of you will prompt me…
Soft blue-purple kinda suits my mood.
The lady living here loves red – like these geraniums.
Back to my favourite scented flower ever… lavender!
It’s the once perfume that doesn’t seem to send me into a sneezing fit.
I love the teeny petals on the lower flowers in the head – can you see the spider making a web on this one?
A little bokeh to turn this photo a tad Monet-ish, don’t you think?
And just through the fence, a tree pear is in flower…
Tree pear (prickly pear cactus) are a pest, but their flowers are quite gorgeous.
And this arrangement made me smile.
High five anyone?
There, I feel slightly better.
Time to focus on the good stuff – my father-in-law is visiting which is lovely; I mowed our huge yard yesterday and it looks great (lots of sprinkler action!); and a little blog-related surprise is in the pipeline. All these things make me smile.
Please share a little of your weekend events – up or down, good or bad. I love hearing what my blog buddies are up to…
*Please don’t be too sad for our cow – we did manage to get her up a few times but despite antibiotics and loads of TLC, she is going downhill. We cannot let her suffer anymore. I would love to have shared a little miracle but this time, it’s just not meant to be. However, her calf is doing well and my two little poddies are vigorous and enthusiastic members of the house paddocks now. Death and life – the yin and the yang.