Monday, 19 June 2017

Unintended Kondoing



Well it needed doing admittedly,
but the matter was accelerated at the weekend while my back was turned.
My daughter-in-law, calling by to fetch a car seat in our absence
heard an alarm beeping and traced it to the freezer.
She wisely did not alert us to this 
as there was nothing that could be done about it until our return.

We ate the lamb curry with melted mango chunks lassi and binned the rest.
Luckily there wasn't any raw meat in it 
and I hadn't just batch cooked a month's worth
of delicious meals so I'm thinking of this as a fresh start.




Could have done with some ice cubes today though.


Monday, 12 June 2017

Poppylation explosion



I shook a pepper pot of poppy seeds


into an empty bed last autumn


and forgot about it.




Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Shout out for shingle



This unpromising, nay bleak coastal terrain bursts into life in summer.






Valerian.


Wild roses.





Just the other side of this hedge, people are working with nature


to make beautiful gardens.


They shared their efforts with us to raise money for the local hospice.





When I contemplate the sorry apology for a lawn at home,
I wonder if the way forward isn't just to scalp it
and ship in the shingle.
(My only caveat is that pebbles are
 so darned noisy and not barefoot friendly.)


Reminded me of this
and Freda's two gates.