While I think 'a little more deeply' about sharing and blogging (see yesterday's post) here is a photo of one of life's simpler pleasures.
This tiny siskin was so well disguised among the green leaves and grey stones that I nearly stood on it. It seemed quite unaware of my presence and pecked around quietly for about quarter of an hour or so, just inches away, as I transplanted some seedlings yesterday in warm sunshine.
Someone asked 'Who inspired you to blog?'
I was given the book The Happiness Project for Mother's Day in 2010 and found both the book and the blog really good reads. I found myself thinking 'If I was to write a blog, what would I write about?' and the answer 'Simplicity' came so instantly to my mind that I started thinking and writing about it, just for me, and just for fun.
After a week or two I began to think about publishing it online and spent a day or two looking at the possibilities, and at the suggestion of 11 year old Andrew to use Weebly, the blog was born.
..clicking on the button that said 'publish live' was so......exciting..
The greenhouse is my happy place these days - I can garden there even when it's raining.
I don't know what happened to Auntie Jennie's Jeranium, but I kept the label....
I have to put up a cheerful photo after that sad one of the flattened poppies, as I need cheering up myself.
Not only are all the poppies flattened now, but the wind, rain and hailstones have battered the lupins and campanula, broken some favourite pots, sent the sweet pea wigwams across the garden....
The house is OK :)
I thought of just running away to sunny Spain, but the ash cloud has stopped all flights from Scotland!
I went down to the shore sketching in this - exhilerating, but I am so glad I have a cosy home to hunker down in, a good dinner in the oven, and some good books to read - we won't be going anywhere tonight. The noise is wild and roaring with the odd loud crack as a branch or a tree comes down!
I reread 'The Novel' on 5th May at Zizzi's. What a strange feeling. I think I will continue with it.
Julia said 'Keep on keeping on.'