I’m gazing lovingly out the window. It is a superb sunny day, with bright blue skies and a light breeze. The bugs are chirping merrily away outdoors, relishing the gorgeous autumn weather. The grass thanks to the volumes of rain we experienced last week, resembles an electric green carpet. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly it changes colour and grows when the conditions are right.
My ‘to do’ list is also growing daily and as I’m passionate about pruning and it is top of the chores, I’m busting to get outdoors. It is only a matter of time and I’ll be sterilising my pruning equipment, hauling on some gardening gears and grabbing the pooch as I skip to the orchard.
Peaches and plums are on the agenda!
My garden is looking rather good I have to say! The corn, cucurbit and sunflower garden is just divine which is sharing a bed with stunning zinnias, chamomile, cosmos, zucchini and melon which are doing a fab job at attracting bugs, bees and monarch butterflies.
Never to old to change our gardening ways, I have decided from now on that I will plant my summer crops later .. which is what I did with my corn garden and probably why I am enjoying its colour and promises of produce now!
Each year we enjoy a visit to the Helensville AMP Show … and no I didn’t partake of the candy floss.
Bill has gone back to the UK, the house is quiet without him and the kitchen is devoid of those wonderful aromas associated with jams and jellies and chutneys.
We ventured to the beach a couple of weeks back on a Friday night for some fish and chips. We plonked ourselves on the black sand, unfolded the layers of paper, poured a glass of wine and enjoyed the sunset with our pooch (who by the way always likes fish and chips!)
Life is grand isn’t it?