… Not Everything In The Garden Is Rosy …
Ever had a week where nothing seems to go right … is a little out of sync … a bit jarring … this has been my week.
I don’t mean to sound negative but July is not my favourite month. Especially not this July. We haven’t had any rain for weeks and the garden is suffering. If it wasn’t for my evening watering and deadheading sessions I am sure there wouldn’t be any colour at all. I haven’t been able to get out in the garden during the day because of the heat – and it shows – it desperately needs some attention.
On top of which we are giving the spare bedroom a makeover which has meant removing everything, not an easy task – so now the contents of the room are spread over the whole house – boxes of books, paperwork, all my art gubbins etc. I am not a happy bunny – but needs must – and hopefully in another couple of weeks we will be all straight again – everything de-cluttered and ship-shape.
But that isn’t the last of it – on Tuesday evening my computer crashed – everything disappeared (sigh) if it’s not one thing it’s another. Never fear though – I called my trusty computer doctor and he has put it back to rights – ‘a blip’ he called it – I was calling it plenty of other things and ‘blip’ wasn’t amongst them!
So, at the moment, I am working on a garden trestle table as my desk has been dismantled and demolished and tomorrow the computer will be taken out of harms way whilst the room is decorated – so I thought I’d do a post today rather than at the weekend – just in case I am out of action.
On the bright side the runner beans, tomatoes and courgettes are in full swing – not quite enough to call a ‘glut’ but not far off – my friend who has just returned from a visit to Monets’ garden at Giverny brought me back a mug with a print of his garden on it – which echoes the colours of my sweet peas beautifully. And, whilst I was sorting through all my artwork and wondering where to put it all I found this painting which I had forgotten about.
On the dark side a badger has been in the garden and uprooted all my carrots, half-eaten a few, scattered leaves everywhere and basically ruined the whole crop. See what I mean – just one of those weeks.
I know one thing, before anything goes back into the spare room it will be scrutinised, and if it is found wanting, it will not gain admittance – in the end all I want is a simple uncluttered life with just the bare necessities to keep life running smoothly – it’s not too much to ask, is it?
We didn’t get the rain and storms that other parts of the country had – so it remains hot and muggy and, frankly, pretty unbearable – so if there is anyone out there listening – a few nights of soft, refreshing rain would go down a treat – if it doesn’t happen I may have to resort to a ‘rain dance’.
‘Til next time …
p.s. You’re not going to believe this, but after I had published this post I went out to put the sprinkler on the veg beds – and in the distance, what did I hear, but the rumble of thunder – come on rain – give me all that you’ve got. Hopefully, no need for the ‘rain dance’ after all – fingers crossed!