Tuesday, 18 June 2013


I'm often up early - that's the nature of parenting but it's not often that I get the chance to slip out with my camera before everyone is awake. So while everyone snoozed upstairs, rather than start some chores I wandered out to enjoy the new day. As I walked the sun rose higher. I noticed a new poppy that the previous day had been just a bud. The first flower from the rose I planted last autumn - a beautifully fragrant Gertrude Jekyll. I listened to the swallows and the swifts as they zoomed over head, the buzzing of the bees, the trickle of the water in the brook... I came home and was rested. Glad of a chance to stop and just be outside in peace.

What recharges your batteries?


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  1. Beautiful photos. I love being out in the garden first thing, but hardly ever seem to find the time to do it. A cup of tea always sorts me out, especially if I get to drink it sitting down and while it's still hot! x

  2. Lovely blooms!
    I got recharged today by taking a nap during a terrific thunderstorm. I love a dark house in the middle of the day.

  3. Beautiful flowers! Doing something creative usually works for me.

  4. The very same recharges me. A visit to the garden and/or fields with camera in hand. Ahh, a breath of fresh air.



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