Well I don't know about you, but well, its been one of those weeks. My mind has been a whirlwind with so many random things that I have had to open my thoughts and put them into separate 'boxes' to try and make sense of it all. Taking photos of one of my roses reminded me of a post last year where I said they were like pages of a book. Each petal representing something to be done, something to be recorded, something that my two teens needed doing... the list goes on.
Everything looks so simple when looking at these perfect blooms, no matter how many petals, they unfurl and settle into their position without any stress or irritation. They decorate our lives in our borders and above our heads trying to relax us with their heady scent and gentle colours while we rush past trying to fit 36 hours into a 24 hour day.
The garden has been a real calming influence this week with the colour and its invitation to the wildlife. Even with the sun disappearing I still have sunshine to look at.
Amongst the roses, other little blooms quietly show their faces while I rush past saying 'stop for a while'. The strawberries are slowly but surely popping up to treat me later on the season when things calm down.
The sweet rocket gently swaying in the breeze, waiting to be cut to join the busy household's vases full of blooms.
The lilac greets me as I get out of my car after my drive home from work, saying 'rest for a while'. 'Later' I say.
At the end of each day, my head feels as though it could bow under the trials of the day just like the aquiligia.
The expanding fairy ring hasn't received enough fairy dust to wave a magic wand... but it will get there.
The days are full, the garden is calling me to calm down but there is one thing that really settles my nerves when I come home...
Come on Coco, give us one of your smiles...
One smile from her and the trials and tribulations from the week just disappear into the background.
So, onwards and upwards, my new laptop is beginning to grow on me, but not Windows 8.1 I'm afraid. Things are beginning to grow on my desktop and my son is gradually getting through his GCSE's. The 'boxes' are gradually being emptied!!
Have a wonderful weekend.
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