Summer Time! July 6, 2018 15:42
I am sitting in my garden under the tree. It’s too hot to be out in the full sunshine – I didn’t think I would be saying that a few weeks ago after so much wind and rain. I really hope the good weather is here to stay.
I love the sunshine, I love the warmth, it cheers me up, I just want to be out in the fresh air, making the most of it before it goes away. I stop all my indoor jobs and focus on my lovely garden.
It’s filled with calmness, buddhas, windchimes, suncatchers and lanterns. I have set up a seating area, with big colourful cushions, and some burners to give off a lovely smell. At night it’s covered in solar lights – it’s just a lovely, magical place to be any time of the day or night. Even the cat has decided the big pink cushion under the lilac tree is the place to be this summer, nice and cool, and perfect for an afternoon snooze.
I have not been too well lately – (don’t want to dwell on ill heath too much) passed out a while back made a good mess of my face and head. Ended up having a pacemaker fitted, so it won’t happen again. All a bit of a shock when you lead such a busy life and your heath is good. It’s been a hugh eye opener.
Actually it’s made me have time to think about what is and is not important in my life and how we need to slow down, and just appreciate what we have around us . (Which is not so easy to do).
I have learnt to potter – I love to potter in the garden – what am I doing? Not much really – odd jobs, picking out that weed in the middle of my flower pot, admiring my clematis that is finally in full flower and looking great covering the fence, and finally watering the garden in the cool evening. I should be doing a whole blog on pottering as I just love it!!!
I am planning my future a little different, but making just a few changes - a bit more yoga, as much time as I can in the garden, and a few more bbq's with the family while they are back from Unit and the sun is shining!
I just wanted to share with you the importance of making time to relax and enjoy your garden, while the weather is so good, without having to spend too much. I hope my website reflects this as I continue to source affordable garden gifts and decorations.