I so enjoyed everyone’s ‘yellow’ posts last week. So much diversity! We had poetry, photos, real-life stories, reflective pieces – it was just brilliant, thank you, and thanks for continuing to join in. This month, we have the cards and stationery bundle from my very own shop up for grabs as a prize, as well as the weekly ‘honour’ of winning! And this week, that accolade goes to Becoming A SAHM – well done! And our two runners-up were And Then The Fun Began and All About A Mummy – well done, both.
Onto this week, and our theme is ‘gardens‘.
I struggle to know where to start with this one, as the word has my mind bursting with so many thoughts, images and feelings. It’s a word that would have done very little for me, even this time last year, yet now it stirs me. This time last year, it would have simply meant a place for the children to play outside, on warm days only, and maybe a chance for me to get a tan?! It would have also immediately made me think of my mum. She’s very green-fingered, and adores gardening. There seems to be little she doesn’t know about it, and if she could spend every hour out in hers, at a garden centre, visiting gardens or reading about them, she would! It was a hobby that she had never passed on to me…until now…
Last Summer, Project Garden commenced here, along with this blog, and with them both, a whole new world opened up. I am now interested in gardens! I love reading the How Does Your Garden Grow? linky, I adore mooching about garden centres and plant sales, I get excited at the prospect of meandering through pretty gardens and wonderful walled gardens on our days out to National Trust properties and such-like, and I am very excited about our own garden redesign. Whenever possible, the kids and I spend time out there, playing, planting or pottering about, even in the Winter…! I have developed loves of many flowers that are new to me, and my long-standing fondness for roses has grown ten-fold (I’ve bought a fair few, and have vouchers for David Austin roses that I’m dying to spend – this week, methinks!). In fact, it only seems appropriate to leave you with some gorgeous roses, doesn’t it?
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What about you? What do you think of when we say ‘gardens’? Look forward to reading…
Linky opens 6.30 am Tuesdays, until midnight on Fridays. Next week’s theme is ‘paper’