Out of the Ashes

I am trying to get up the energy to reproduce beautiful gardens again this summer. I’m tired and I don’t feel like doing it. There are so many ideas and promotions to this end-almost to bullying degrees. Yet my spirits and feet drag. Then I remember. There are many whose homes and lives have been charred to non-existence. Suddenly this puts gardening into a different perspective.

Brian Turns 55

This year’s birthday card for Brian

I have heard that ‘you don’t stop playing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop playing.’ I guess this is why Brian never seems to age.

So far Brian’s birthday has been spent cleaning the gravel pit we call a backyard and picking up dog poo. Does it really get any better than this???!!!

Brian turns 55 today!!! The worst part about that….I’m older than he is(groan)

What If…

Yesterday was an OMG sort of day. Ness and Charles were in an accident. No one was hurt. Two other vehicles smashed. Icy highway. White outs. When we arrived to collect them it was surreal. Like a scene staged for death. I want to scream with relief. Instead I shake with abundant ‘what if’s’.