Holiday, Pond and Growth

19 May

We’ve been on holiday! We have just had three nights away in a very lovely converted barn in the most beautiful of places only about six miles away. That’s where we saw the very special sheep, the Blue Texels and did the magical walk. It’s where some weeks ago, going to Ti’s 102nd birthday,  we saw the sign warning of ducks crossing the road and yesterday we met them.

The place we stayed belongs to dear friends and is  where we helped to plant 800 trees just over a year ago and where they have a wonderful pond that is teeming with wildlife. The Lily pads and the clouds reflection in the water were looking lovely and G discovered an empty dragonfly case that was truly beautiful.

Coming home, we were amazed by the amount of growth that had happened in just three days both in the garden – Lily of the Valley in full flower – and in the poly tunnel at the allotment where the leeks are suddenly several centimetres tall. I love the way they come up bent in half and then suddenly straighten up and double in size.



10 responses to “Holiday, Pond and Growth

  1. ponzoblogs

    May 26, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Really relateble I just started my own travel blog and then covid hit and I could not travel anymore from my country. No travel planning for me at all 😦

  2. Marsha

    May 20, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    What a relaxing time the ducks portray. The pond is beautiful. Apparently one of your last visits was not relaxing. 800 trees!

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 26, 2021 at 7:02 pm

      They were really cool, stood there looking at us as they decided which way to go. Were stopped for some time! There were lots of us planting so 800 went in quite quickly. 🙂

      • Marsha

        May 26, 2021 at 9:15 pm

        You may have just gotten a reply from Nutter Butter, our cat. He typed a bunch of plus signs. Probably not one for every tree, but tons of them. By the time I got him off the plusses had disappeared. I was going to say, “Many hands make light work,” but Nutter beat me to it. 🙂

        • mybeautfulthings

          June 7, 2021 at 12:25 pm

          I like that! I haven’t had a cat since having a laptop but in the days when we did, the cats always chose to sit on what I was reading or writing! 🙂

          • Marsha

            June 7, 2021 at 5:42 pm

            Ours used to be outdoor cats, so we weren’t as close , but for the last six months it’s been a constant love fest.🤗🤗

  3. commonprose

    May 20, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    Oh, so glad you got away for a few days. And then found your garden still growing.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 26, 2021 at 7:03 pm

      It was a real tonic to have a few days away. What with that and singing again, life feels almost normal. And we have a family visit to look forward to this weekend……. 🙂

  4. Heyjude

    May 19, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Even a few days away revitalises you I think. A change of scenery.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 26, 2021 at 7:04 pm

      It was surprisingly relaxing even though only 3 nights. It really did feel like a holiday. 🙂


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