|Four new almond trees|
Today, I looked up the list of my favourite blogs and settled myself down with a cup of tea for a few minutes of enjoyable updating on my 'friends' lives. Only to be shocked by the news that one of my most favourite bloggers has passed away. She wasn't old... ages with me I think. It was obviously sudden and her husband has updated her blogging followers - for which I am grateful. It would have been awful just to have the blog stop with no explanation.... but... talk about shock.
|Planted on a dull rainy day - so Mother Nature waters them in|
I found myself in tears. I don't know this woman but I loved reading about her life. After reading I would tell my husband all about what was happening with her chickens, ducks and gardening exploits. How the weather was, especially the snow, we don't get snow here. Her garden was amazing and I took huge inspiration from her to try and improve mine. She also loved to make pickles and jams and bake... all stuff right up my street. I am sure we would have got on like a house on fire had we met.
|The battered peas that still don't produce.|
I really feel for her husband. What can one do? In the face of such finality there is nothing really. And it just brought home to me how important every second of every minute of every day really is. Because it can all be taken away from you in a moment.
|How long the grass is getting|
I am sure some of my friends think that we boast about our lives here. How the sun shines while they are struggling in snow and rain and cold winds. How we don't have to slog our way through terrible traffic on the daily commute, how we have time to play with gardening, cooking... experiments... just play. OK sometimes I might sound smug, but I don't mean to. I am simply making the most of every moment with my soul mate, living the life we dreamed of when we were young and thanking our lucky stars every single morning for all our numerous blessings... because ... you never know the day.
|And who deserves a rest after all that hard work|