What Is The Link?

Today’s atmosphere was somewhat dull and heavy, possibly in anticipation of the forecast return of heavy winds.

I took a turn around the garden while I could.

This view leads us south from the patio;

from the left hand corner of the Kitchen Bed our eye travels to the West Bed,

also seen in this shot of the Brick Path,

on the east side of which lie the Heligan Path and the Weeping Birch and Cryptomeria Beds.

Stepping stones take us past the Cryptomeria northwards to the house;

seen also from the Weeping Birch Bed.

Aaron has been planting roses on both sides of the back drive which should be even more colourful in the summer.

Here is the view southwards from the lawn;

and two around the greenhouse.

The front garden is what I see from either my desk or my reading chair.

This afternoon’s Six Nations rugby match between Ireland and Italy has been postponed. I trust Yvonne will forgive me for publishing this

list from Jackie’s morning shopping trip, and asking what links it with the previous sentence.

Later this afternoon I watched the rugby international between England and Wales, after which we dined on Jackie’s succulent beef pie; crisp roast potatoes; crunchy carrots, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, with which the Culinary Queen drank Hoegaarden and I drank Concha y Toro Casillero del Diablo reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2018.



    1. Hmm, should we let some of the folks who share a lot of writing prompts know that they will have ready-made inspiration for prompts in a couple of months?

  1. So many nooks in your garden, and winding paths. It seems like a very large garden. Is it? It looks ready to burst into spring glory.

  2. Our back garden doesn’t exist. Its just a mass of lawn. I like lawn but I also like gardens. We are slowly propagating, buying cheap pots from garage sales and ordered specific garden pieces so we can create a court yard where butterflies, birds and humans can enjoy. Not to mention leaving some delicious grass for the roaming kangaroos that are still visiting.

    1. I noticed you a a navy spouse. My hubby has yet to retire from the RAAF after too many years, more than 20 postings and rented houses. This is move 22 and setting up houses and gardens. Although not all were defence moves it was usually the reason. Now, we just want to settle down.

      Thanks again for commenting Liz.

      Thanks for letting me chat on your post Derrick. πŸ˜‰

        1. Whilst hubby didn’t fly planes or sent to war zones, he did have a few opportunities to be a passenger in a hornet and a macchi as well as supervise some operations in France.

  3. Every inch of your garden has been put to use. I am impressed by the design and the work that has gone into it.

    I feel that it is high time that teams have a total weight limit imposed on them for rugby games. The players have increased in size by about 20% but the pitch size has remained the same and there is no room left any more.

  4. Ha! I got the link immediately. In a related matter, I’ve wondered if anyone ever will link the appearance of the round strawberry I recently posted with the image of a quite different critter that’s roaming around the world just now. Lucky that nothing but water is needed to cleanse the strawberries and their crown-like seeds!

  5. Your garden’s views brings out some lines of poetry. Just everything in Mother Nature setting with human interventions here and there but put together just mystic and majestic. Want more of these photos.

  6. COVID-19 is changing the world. πŸ™
    So many people affected, so many events cancelled, so many businesses hurting, etc. πŸ™
    The items they say to stock up on, I always am ahead on so we’re good to go for awhile.

    Thank you for taking us with you on a walk around your garden! A day-brightener for sure! πŸ™‚

    1. Well done for getting the link, Carolyn. Some items on that list, e.g. baked beans, were sold out in Tesco’s. Others, like toilet paper were, according to the check-out person, disappearing fast. Jackie bought the last two containers of long life milk. Thanks very much.

      1. Yes, the same is happening here, especially in big cities. Some stores are limiting the amount people can buy…especially on toilet paper, hand sanitizer, soap, etc. Because they keep running out of those items. We don’t eat a lot of canned food…but we bought some veggies, beans, and fruit the other day…just in case we, or anyone we know, need it. πŸ™‚

  7. Your posts and Sue Dreamwalkers posts are always a pleasure to visit, your garden is a changing world of visual pleasure, and Sue’s allotment is a visual pleasure of gardening delight. Cheers.

    1. The rugby match was cancelled because of corona and the items on Jackie’s list were all either in short supply or sold out by Tesco’s – for the same reason. Thanks very much, Uma.

  8. All of the hard work is well worth it!
    I have just returned from the garden centre, is it just me or is everything getting more and more expensive.

  9. For some reason, I always like to see the long drive …and the view from your desk and chair is a good one! RE: hand sanitizer–we can’t even find it around here anymore…everyone stocked up fast due to the virus…

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