I just couldn't keep up! And I probably still can't, as there are few things looming here and there that need doing.
But never mind.
Although nothing too much has been happening in the garden over the last few weeks, I wanted to join in all the same.
We appear to have cress growing in the playhouse. The floors been soggy. We've changed it's position a few times to try to prevent this happening, but it still happens. Not sure how much longer she'll hold up. :-(
These were taken last week when I popped out to try to do the final winter checks and move things out of the wind's harm.
It was a very blustery day.
There also appear to be some confused seedlings coming up.
Turn back! It's not time yet surely!
We may have killed some plants already in our newly planted border. Who thinks of watering in the winter?
The kids have still been busy, making concoctions of sorts.
I love chain link fence and the little nooks.
A bit of rough.
There are all sorts of makeshift fencing going on in here.
I admire the lover embrace going on with the man-made rod and natures vine. I don't know what that vine is/was? Maybe the wisteria that tries to take over the monster hedge.
It was dry enough to crunch the leaves under foot.
This was a good one.
The Acers finally succumbed and let their last of the leafy garments fall from the stems.
It was so windy, it was hard to catch the little flecks of pink.
They always surprise me.
And it was hard to capture the fennel, still green, getting thrown about in the wind.
So I caught it for a moment.
I didn't do the last cutting when I should.
But I enjoyed seeing the wind rippling through the long patches like a mini meadow.
The little bunny tails are appearing on the Willow.
The strawberry leaves are showing off.
And I was going to take a funny, "sexy" shot of my crocs.
But then I actually looked down and realised that's not even funny anymore.
And actually, probably never was.
Oh the shame.
I can't even blame it on the fact that they are old, can I?
Those shoes are about the goofiest shoe ever.
Yes, I'm in my sexy jogging bottoms too. It was a home day, and better than some other outfits that I have popped out into the garden with.
But what are the alternatives?
I throw these on a good few times a day.If I didn't have them, would I go out as much?
In summer, I prefer flip flops, but seriously, what are the alternatives for the other seasons?
I could get some real wood ones from Holland and burn my own designs into them and then put them out once a year for Sinterklaas.
They need to be slip-on-able while holding a small child/large basket of washing/large chunky camera/other random bits.
They need to be solid-ish. Maybe even steel-toed. I do like to jump in and use power tools on a whim.
Because these might have to be confiscated.
They are just so handy!
I wouldn't really care, except that I know I have been lazy and have thrown them on in front of actual people too. Last Christmas Eve, I threw them on in a hurry when we had to call out an ambulance for my little one's breathing problems. I had hoped that they would give him a dose of the good O2 and let us go back to bed and Christmas day prep but it was a trip up to the hospital for us.
Where all the other patients had obviously been out to the most glamorous events of the year.
You know how your mother always tells you to always make sure you are wearing clean underwear in case you are in an accident?
Maybe the same should apply for shoes.
In the grand scheme of things, this stuff doesn't matter in the slightest.
But perhaps it's always good to try not to let one's standards slip too much.
Finally, our ten (?) year old Christmas tree has been dragged to the front of the house ready for decorating.
But do the needles always go orange/brown?
I can't remember.
A little white feather begins the decorations.