Planting flowers,

getting down and dirty,

listening to bees, birds and rustling trees.  

It’s called Gardening, and it’s an activity I relish. 

Add more interest and do it on May 6th as it’s

World Naked Gardening Day.

When I do get this overwhelming urge to connect with mother earth [funnily enough I don’t have the urge to do it naked, which is a blessing!].  I can usually scratch that itch when we are housesitting.  Look I have even been know to eliminate weeds from a driveway when the owners had a gardener, and she selfishly got rid of all the weeds.

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Jake the dog and the overseer.

“Enjoy mowing lawns! You must be joking?”. It’s true mowing lawns is fun, and it keeps you fit as long as you don’t use a ride on!  So feel self-righteous, get fit, and, mow the lawns!.

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Timmy supervising.

    A while ago, approximately 9 years ago, we had a small orchard and grew olives and passionfruit, and I had a few machines some more reliable than others!  I am sure a couple of our former neighbours could testify to my mowing abilities!

Our backyard and neighbourhood change on a regular basis, as do the everyday experiences of how a garden is used.  Which brings me to the subject of community gardens.  I absolutely love this concept, as it allows people who have no land to lease a plot.  For others, it may be to combine socialising with gardening.  Whatever the reason I am happy that this age-old tradition is still enjoyed by many.

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Gardening from above, in the grounds of the castle
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The perfect combination. Vegetables, trees, and flowers.
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A walk down into a valley and a community garden on the hillside.

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Then there are those special moments;

While sitting on garden seat,

we find ourselves remembering people we love,

when seeing a rose or a blooming wisteria,

we often say,

“They would enjoy seeing that.”

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Here is to us all

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