I know it’s winter, now (believe me, I know), but I took these pictures a couple of weeks ago, and most of these flowers are still flourishing, so I feel justified in posting them, but I’ve been truly busy these last few weeks, writing reports for the children at school. It takes a lot of time — gathering and analysing the the data, finding the right words.
I reached the stage where I was also feeling locked inside my head… and, while the garden and the great outdoors were calling, I just didn’t have time. I was on a deadline.
I kept seeing Matt outside — wandering past the study window with a wheelbarrow full of something, or rearranging the hoses for winter, or chopping wood.
I wanted to be outside, too. We have had beautiful autumn days here at Seventy Seven Acres. Crisp mornings, sunny days and star bright evenings. Oh, how inviting it all looked.
Eventually I had to give in. I needed some head space. I needed some fresh air. So, promising myself that a few minutes investigating the garden wouldn’t take too much time away from work, I grabbed my jacket and headed out with my camera in hand. I’m glad I did, because I found these little gems in my garden to brighten my day…
…plus I went back to writing reports feeling refreshed, and probably did a much better job as a result. Moral of the story?… there is always time to take a walk in the garden and stop to enjoy the sheer beauty and wonder of nature.