Monday, 11 September 2017

The Wandering Life For Me ...

Eyebrook Reservoir


Arnesby
Ravensthorpe Reservoir
It has been a month since I visited my space here in blogland - I am ashamed to say I haven't done any blog visiting either.  I have so lost touch with everyone - I just can't seem to keep up any more.  One of the reasons is ... I have my gardening mojo back and that seems to be taking up all my time.  Also I have been out and about exploring ... visiting all the little villages here abouts that I have taken for granted over the years without actually seeing them.  So I get in the car and follow my nose to see where it leads me and have often been surprised by where I have ended up and what I have found there.  I have a curious nature and even as a kid I went off on my own to have little adventures.  My sense of direction is improving although I do find myself lost in the middle of nowhere sometimes and have to trust my instincts to find my way home again - which makes the adrenaline flow and adds to the excitement - I also talk to myself a lot in the form of encouragement. 


Uppingham
Hallaton
Hallaton
Kilby


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I am slowly restructuring the garden reading lots of gardening books of folks a lot more knowledgeable than I and taking their advice.  At the moment I am working in the Shade Garden - digging out plants that aren't happy and replacing them with those that hopefully will be happy - it is a  slow process - but I am in no hurry - I want to get it right - I do enjoy the planning and get quite excited with my plans when they come to fruition.  I just hope it looks as lovely in real life as in my expectation.  Of course, the horrendous weather we have been having hasn't helped - trying to work in heavy showers, sheltering; then the sun comes out, then more gale force winds and more soakings - not the kind of autumn I like which is still and warm and glowing - but I guess we just have to accept something we cannot change and get on with things.

Hope it isn't another month before I find time to put words to paper.  See you soon.

Elaine

40 comments:

  1. So glad to hear from you Elaine. I am proud of you for exploring. I have become a slug with far too many things on my list I don't want to do. Do let us see pictures of your gardening efforts. As I remember, yours is always beautiful. Enjoy your travels.

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    1. Thank you Donna. I have really enjoyed my mystery tours and am glad I made the effort it is so easy to find things to do at home to prevent me from going out. I have taken some before pictures and will do a set of after pictures once I have it looking good.

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  2. We often don't appreciate that which is right under our noses! Happy exploring.

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    1. This is so true Sue - there are all sorts of places still to be discovered.

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  3. So lovely to see you blogging again, Elaine. I visited you last time as well as your blog popped up on my reader! I'm always so sad when I see blogs closing down and losing contact with blogging friends.
    You've done some lovely visiting of late. I love the thatched cottage in Arnesby, the four ducklings in Hallaton and the gorgeous green view in Hallaton!
    Well done for getting your gardening spirit enthused again and full of new ideas too!
    Our September is similar to yours not warm and glowing like we had hoped!

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    1. Thank you Sandra - I only wish I had time to blog a bit more frequently. I dislike the garden in summer - always have so my enthusiasm does wane - but with the approach of autumn it seems to perk up again ready for all the tasks that need to be done before winter. Glad you liked the pictures - something I always enjoy doing is taking pictures.

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  4. I know how difficult it is to keep up blogging. According to me real gardening and exploring is the best for us and when we have time left, it is nice to share our experiences with like-minded people in a blog. Love your English landscapes, villages and of course gardens.
    Regards, Janneke

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    1. Hello Janneke - hope everything is going well with you - I was sorry to hear of your loss - the last couple of years must have been hard for you what with one thing and another. Thank you for stopping by.

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  5. Nice post and pictures. Good for you, I think that you've been getting your priorities right gardening and going out and about exploring. xx

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    1. Thank you flighty. Yes my priorities have changed over the last couple of years and I feel all the better for it. Life is too short to sit in front of the computer when there is so much to see and do.

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  6. I'm glad to read that your gardening mojo has returned Elaine. It's the time of year to make use of every opportunity to be out there before colder weather sets in. Hope that your revised shade garden lives up to your expectations.

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    1. I start off the year full of enthusiasm then I seem to go in a downward spiral as the year progresses - now I am all pumped up again after visiting a few inspirational gardens and wanting to make changes. Autumn is such a busy time trying to get everything done before the cold weather sets in - trying not to panic :)

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  7. It's always good to hear from you, even if you can only pop in now and then. What lovely photos, lucky you having all those villages so close by, I would enjoy exploring them too! I would love to see how your garden is coming along.xxx

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    1. Thanks Snowbird - I sometimes forget I have this blog then suddenly realise it has been ages and try to make amends. I have found some lovely places that have been there all along it just requires a little effort on my part. Next time I will post some pictures of the garden when I get it all sorted - thanks for coming to see me :)

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  8. Hi Elaine,
    My sense of direction has always left a lot to be desired. My philosophy has always been I will find my way home somehow. so far, so good.

    Glad you have your gardening mojo back. I cannot imagine losing mine but who knows.

    Hope the weather warms up a little for you and the showers stop.

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    1. Hi Cheryl
      Nice to see you - hope everything is ok with you - are you still blogging or like me just popping in now and then. I didn't exactly lose my mojo but the summer garden is my least favourite time of the year - now that the weather has cooled I don't mind being out there although I don't seem to have the energy to keep going like I used to - old age I guess :) The weather is atrocious at the moment but at least it is watering in all the new plants. Take care.

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  9. I always enjoy your posts and seeing your photographs ...
    Glad you are making progress with your garden, it can be so much fun planning and then seeing your ideas come to fruition.

    Hope the remainder of September goes well for you.

    All the best Jan

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  10. Such a lovely set of photos, glad you are well and enjoying your garden..
    Amanda xx

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    1. Thanks Amanda - hope you are keeping well too

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  11. I'd much rather you were gardening and exploring than sitting in front of a computer! Have a lovely happy adventurous month :-)

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  12. I suppose if I were in your shoes I would feel the same, but right now I envy you your rain. It took me three hours to dig a hole for my arborvitae yesterday because the soil was so hard and dry. I took a nap afterward. Smile.

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    1. We have had more than our fair share of rain during August and September so far but I do sympathize with your plight - three hours to dig a hole - really! No wonder you needed a nap :-o

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    1. Bless you Rachel - mice to know you are there x

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  14. You must be working very hard in the garden Elaine .... that's the best way to do it, slowly. I think I rush mine.
    Beautiful images and a joy to look at .... such a wonderful time of year. XXXX

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  15. Our garden is settling in to get thru a few months of drought.
    Going to stress the people much more than our garden.

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  16. Hi Elaine. Me, too. I have neglected my blog too. We just sort of move one and then I get lonesome for my old friends. I always enjoy your English countryside. I get to embrace my ancestral home for a moment.

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  17. Talking to oneself can definitely be encouraging - and sometimes wet autumns can be envigorating too.

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  18. It's so good to read your posts again, Elaine - and as a Leicestershire Lass originally (though moved to Cornwall in 1986) I love seeing some of the villages I used to know well. Visited Hallaton to stay in Torch House several times, to attend regional conferences as a regional secretary, but haven't been since Torch moved to Market Harborough.
    I have the same feelings as you, regarding posting on my blog. It's sadly neglected and I really should find my mojo again. Difficult in the dark and wet winter months to obtain interesting photos on my doggie-walks. - Rosemary x

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  19. I'd much rather you were gardening and exploring than sitting in front of a computer! Have a lovely happy adventurous month :-)

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