A Lane, A Lettuce and Camassia

22 Apr

The phone rang this morning and it was our local nursery to say that our baby veg plants were ready to be collected so we went out! It was actually quite exciting to go out in the car for a ten minute ride each way, constantly on the alert to be stopped by the police who are doing a great job of encouraging people to stay at home. We were ready with our explanation for our journey – collecting food. We hoped they would understand that it would be all food in a few weeks/months and that would be that. We weren’t stopped!
Here then are one of the lanes we travelled along, one of the lettuces that I planted this afternoon and one of my favourites, Camassia flowers.

Ten of my scrub bags were collected this afternoon. I have saved one for the young woman that I used to teach who is a Nurse in Yorkshire. She and her husband, both nurses, have taken the huge decision to send their two boys to live with their Grandparents for the duration as S and her husband are so frightened of taking the virus home. I can’t find words to describe how that makes me feel.   People use the word heroic to describe our frontline carers – that’s a truly heroic thing to do and my heart goes out to them all.


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4 responses to “A Lane, A Lettuce and Camassia

  1. Judith Butler

    April 24, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Hi Sally I live a bit further north than Yorkshire and saw this on our local news about the couple who have their children looked after by the grandparents. Its very brave of them and a fantastic idea. Big hugs to them all Judy xxx

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 29, 2020 at 6:26 pm

      Hello, sorry for the delay in replying. I agree it is so brave and selfless of these and other parents who have moved out to save their families. I just hope they all get home again, safe and sound, at the end of all this. 🙂

      • Judith Butler

        April 30, 2020 at 6:28 pm

        Absolutely! I’ve returned to work in my hospital, retired nurse, and was working with another nurse, whose daughter and triplets lived on their own in the south of the country. As lockdown started, she moved them up here to live with her and her husband. Fantastic idea and good for her daughters mental health and wellbeing xx

  2. jpeggytaylor

    April 23, 2020 at 7:02 am

    I love the shadows on the lane and I am becoming a fan of Camassia flowers recently – I do love their contrasting purple/bright green colours. Your friends are certainly special people – what a heartrending decision, even though it is very understandable.


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