Looking Back – 2014 Reflections … The Garden
Well, that’s it … Christmas over for another year. Hope you had a good one. Presents were opened after breakfast, Christmas dinner was delicious, the evening was spent with friends playing games; Boxing Day spent recovering, eating cold meat and salads – a welcome relief after all the rich food the previous day and today was spent at the cinema – the new Hobbit movie which was thoroughly entertaining. So I thought I would squeeze in a blog post before we go away getting back in time for a New Years Eve party.
When the festive season is over I like to take time for quiet reflection of the year that has passed.
Taking lots of photos of the garden through the year is a favourite pastime – to see how it changes with every season – these are a few long shots I have taken this year.
early and late spring
autumn and winter
When you see the garden every day you forget just how much it changes don’t you. How it gradually goes from leaves starting to unfurl and bulbs pushing through – to the full colour of summer – then the slow decline into autumn and the starkness of winter. Each season a joy in its own different way. I am looking forward to the new gardening year beginning – spring isn’t that far away now – just hope my spring bulbs live up to expectations. And so the circle of the year goes on.
the hunt out on Boxing Day in the back fields
an unwanted visitor – the Heron eyeing up the goldfish – we have puts the nets over the pond
as a preventative measure -just in case he gets hungry