It's exactly a year today since I started this blog, all eager and ready to record all my daily doings . . . then realised after a few days that I don't lead such a very exciting life after all.
So the blog has settled down to a ramble every now and then, rather than a daily record of all life's minutae. Well, you don't really want to know what I had for breakfast or what bargains I found in Tescos, would you?
And for this first milestone, is there a momentous occasion to record with scintillating photos to match? Afraid not, because I have spent this sunny day at home, in the garden and my trusty canine companion? Well, he has slept away most of the day.
So all I can offer are a few photos of the blooms in the garden - which when compared to the photos from a year ago, seem to be well behind in their appearance. Last May I had lilac in flower; those 'Triffids' I asked about have completely disappeared and these 'Bleeding Hearts' blooms are nowhere near as prolific as last year.
Saxifrage - such tiny flowers but they add a welcome splash of colour and seem to go on and on.
I love these 'Sugar Candy' double tulips, which I had to move to a more sheltered spot by the kitchen door to protect them from the strong winds.
More pink tulips
Lovely to see the bees being attracted by this Borage plant, which was my treat when I visited Trewithen Gardens earlier this year. It nearly always has two or three bees buzzing from bloom to bloom throughout the day.
I bought a net of these deep purple, almost black, tulips and look what else grew up amongst them . . . .
. . . . yes, this contrasting yellow tulip.
The bluebells in the front garden are looking a little washed out now as their season comes to a close.
One of the Azaleas, looking stunning. The striking orange Azalea is only just showing signs of budding, so it will be a week or two before that one comes into bloom.
So that's it for this post, but hopefully there will be more flowers to show next time.
And . . . I'm hoping to have a guest blogger to write a post in the not-too-distant future, which should be quite a contrast to my ramblings and flowery posts!