Of Buds and Blossom and Buckets ...


There is nowhere in the house that you can get any peace and quiet.  The blowers and de-humidifiers have been installed.  They are so noisy that I seem to have a constant headache.  The television and recorder have fungus growing inside them after their soaking and wont work properly.  The de-humidifiers are drawing over two pints of water a day  into buckets - not sure how long the process will take till the buckets remain empty - only time will tell.


But I am fed up with moaning about our situation so I will show you some pictures of the garden where everything is fresh and clean and green.  Where leaves are unfurling and blossom is sprinkled on the damson and pear trees and tulips are starting to open and daffodils are flowering their heads off.


Goldfinches have returned to the feeders, blue tits are nesting in the boxes and a wren has been busily building a complicated bowl with a tiny hole in the top trying to attract a mate with his artistry.  Still slightly chilly and showery outdoors but I have the French doors open while I write in my journal listening to the birdsong which is preferable to the constant noise of machinery behind closed doors.


Just a thought about how kind people are - I found a pot of violas and a card on the doorstep from a lady who lives at the other end of the village who had belatedly heard of our plight.  There have been offers of accommodation and furniture and of course all you lovely people in Blogland who have been so kind with your comments.  A great big thank you to all who visit here - I feel quite guilty that I haven't been visiting your blogs for a while - but my heart just isn't in it at the moment - I hope you understand.


Elaine




Comments

  1. So lovely to see your beautiful garden. It must be a comfort to you during all the time your house is getting bad in order, bit by bit.

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  2. Dear Elaine - I am so sorry that this water damage has put you both through such a terrible ordeal - I had know idea that a burst radiator could cause so much damage. Your garden must be a solace to you but the weather is so chilly. I hope that it turns warmer soon so that you can fling open all of your windows and let the fresh air in to help you cope better with what is happening indoors.

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  3. It is very interesting to see how you juxtapose the misery inside with the beauty outside. Here the daffodils are nearing full bloom. I don't have nearly enough, though, especially when I see them so beautifully arranged in your garden. Your nightmare will end soon and then it will be only a dreadful memory. Hang in there.

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  4. I have just this minute waved goodbye to the plumber who on his third visit has managed to stop a three week leak under the sink. The water board will be coming soon to try to solve the one from our meter, but by contrast to your situation it has been a minute problem. I am so glad that you are seeing water leaving the house in buckets. Wretched about the noise and the feeling of invasion. I hope the sun shines in your lovely garden and lets you find some peace there.

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  5. Well my dear Elaine, just from what I know of you, it must be so hard to go through having your 'nest' in terrible disarray, but it too shall pass and you'll be happy once again. The outside shots are gorgeous. Hope you are enjoying some of the spring.

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  6. Lovely pictures. I hope that the garden is providing some solace for you. Take care. Flighty xx

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  7. Your garden looks lovely and hopefully it will soon be warm enough for you to spend some time out there away from the noise of those machines. How kind people are at times like this and how nice to have such thoughtful neighbours:)

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  8. Elaine, I hope the process of drying out doesn't take too long. What a misery! At least your garden can bring you joy. Hugs from CO.

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  9. I hope spring 'outside' helps with all the difficulties of 'inside'. Your garden with its beautiful flowers looks like the ideal sanctuary.

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  10. Your garden is so beautiful. I hope very much that the awful situation is resolved soon.

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  11. Great to see you back Elaine. Lovely photos.

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  12. So lovely to see your post ... your garden looks wonderful, enjoy your moments there and thank you for sharing such lovely photo's with us.

    I hope the drying out process continues well, at least you should be experiencing warmer days now.

    Take care

    All the best Jan

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  13. Let's hope for dry weather so you can at least get outside. We had dehumidifiers in to dry plaster when we had an extension built so can empathise. It's not just the noise but the general dampness too - at least I was out at work during the day.

    No goldfinches back here yet.

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  14. It all sound's even worse than I thought Elaine ....... how long do yu think it will take to get back to normal ?
    At least your garden is looking beautiful and the wildlife is still visiting.
    .... and, don't worry about blogging .... that's not really important right now.
    Hope things will be back to normal soon. Keep positive ...... it will soon seem just a bad dream. XXXX

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  15. So glad you have the beauty of the garden to retreat to. Hang in there!

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  16. I think that noise would drive me mad too. Your garden looks like a beautiful sanctuary to escape to, how wonderful to have birds nesting there it is amazing the nests they build isn't it. My son spends hours watching the birds at work in our front garden and reports back on their progress. I hope you can continue to find other peaceful places to retreat to whilst those buckets are slowly filling.

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  17. I'm glad the garden is providing some respite. Spring is a time of renewal and so it will be for you in the fullness of time. Take care Elaine.

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  18. Oh your garden is looking pretty!

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  19. Your garden is looking lovely. I hope it continues to provide you with some peace and joy that you so need at the moment.

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  20. Oh Elaine thank you so much for sharing your beautiful garden - I so look forward to seeing your photos and reading your words. Hope your home is restored soon. Will continue to "look up" for you. Hugs!

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  21. Your garden is looking wonderful. I'm not surprised you don't feel like blogging with so much going on inside. We will all still be here however long it takes to return your home to how it was before. Sarah x

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  22. Glad to hear that you are enjoying what solace can be found in your beautiful garden. I love seeing the swaths of blooms that have popped up and those emerging from tree branches. And, soon I hope, the buckets and noise will be behind you.

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  23. I'm SO glad you have your beautiful garden to escape into and that the weather is warming up and the evenings longer so you can leave the escape the racket and upheaval behind! I hope those buckets empty soon and that your home gets put back together! Hang on in there gal. You have some gems here, especially that gorgeous camelia.xxx

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  24. Dear Elaine - the beautiful nature of your garden will give you a moment of rest, and a bit of solace, and some order and beauty in all that muddle. So kind that the village shows sympathy and commiseration!

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