Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Horizons new................

 The garden is in Spring is confused.
 Hellebores are in full flower.
 Primroses dot the woodland area.
 Even dwarf iris are making an appearance.
 Whilst it is lovely to see the flowers, I worry.    It  does not feel right.    It is much too warm and has been for weeks.
 I have joined several charities, and intend to become more involved with them.     The environment has always been very close to my heart, and it has never needed more help than now.    
     Mr P and I also intend to travel more, perhaps taking the Grandchildren with us..............we are at the moment looking at New York at Easter.    Poppi and Riley, now they are older would love to see it.    I have been several times, and alongside Paris it is one of my favourites.
So all in all I will not be blogging as frequently, I may disappear completely I do not know.   Anyway enough of me :)      

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy New year and hope that all your dreams come true...........    


  1. It's all totally weird isn't it? Not at all sure I like it even if it does all look lovely and the birdsong is like Springtime. Have a Happy New Year and hope your dreams come true.

  2. It is weird Jane......the birdsong has been beautiful is December.
    I saw two queen bumblebees the other day, I am so pleased that plants are in flower as they were looking for nectar. I am also feeding a hedgehog that is still coming out at night, when it should be hibernating.
    It has made a nest in the hedgehog box so hopefully if temperature drop he will spend winter there.

    Thank you............

  3. Oh Cheryl,I have missed your posts! The weather is SO worrying this year. The dwarf iris is gorgeous though! Wishing you a beautiful 2016! May some of your dreams come true + may you dream a few new ones too!

    1. Thank you Jandi.....that is so kind.
      I feel a connection between us........our love of the world outside, our family including our animals.

      Happy New Year...........

    2. The feeling is mutual- I think we both care deeply about all living things.

  4. I'm sure Mother Nature knows what she's doing. We've had similar times when plants have flowered out of season but they right themselves in the end. How exciting to be taking on new projects and especially spending more time with your grandchildren, giving them new experiences and showing them new things. Wishing you all the very best for 2016. Happy new year.

    1. I am looking forward to new projects Jo. I feel restless and need to make some changes. I have got into a comfortable rut, I need new challenges.

      Thank you for your words of wisdom Jo.........

      Happy new Year Jo

  5. Your garden is looking so spring like, nature is totally confused. However, the weather forecast says it will be colder next week, so all of a sudden it could change in winter again, we'll wait and see. Love your plans for the coming year, joining charities, spending time with grandchildren and travelling are splendid things to enjoy.
    Wish you a lot of new challenges and happiness in 2016!

  6. I worry that the proper spring carpets of flowers just will not happen now. We have snowdrops and even crocuses out now.

  7. Of course you know that I will be sorry if you give up blogging but can understand your reasoning. All the same I wish you all that you wish for yourself in the coming year and hope that you keep in touch.

  8. You will be such an asset to the charities you are supporting, and as you say they need all the help they can get.
    Your blooms are lovely, but like you, I find these extreme changes in the weather worrying. Wildlife and vegetation haven't a clue what to do!
    You go girl, re the travelling. I do hope you don't stop blogging though, I haven't been following you that long but I SURE would miss you.
    All the very best to you and yours. Have a wonderful

  9. Our poor gardens have been tricked by El Nino. I just hope they are flexible enough to survive such a trick. We have had the warmest December ever recorded. I don't have a lot blooming in the garden but spring bulbs are all coming up, trees are budding... It sounds like you have a fabulous New Year planned. I hope all your dreams and wishes come to fruition. I will miss you while you are gone. The Charities and Causes you choose to help will be mightly blessed. Happy New Year.

  10. We've had one of the warmest Decembers on record, too. While I don't have anything blooming, there are some bulbs trying to come up. I hope this trick of nature doesn't affect them come spring. It sounds like you have a very exciting year planned--I've never been to New York City! I'll miss you while you are gone--I hope you'll pop in now and then as time allows to keep us updated. Wishing you and Mr. P all the best in the New Year!

  11. The weather everywhere seems so topsy turvey ... I'm sure 'Mother Nature' will sort things out, she usually does, we'll have to wait and see.

    Like your other blogging friends I will miss you - but fully understand. Sometimes it is so good to take on 'pastures new'.

    May you have a lovely 2016 keep healthy, keep happy... and keep in touch when time allows.

    All the best Jan

  12. We've had the same unbelievable warm weather for far too long. Trees have not gone dormant and flowering shrubs are blooming. A hard freeze with the sap still up will be disastrous for many trees. Like you, I cannot really enjoy it.

    Have a most wonderful 2016. Blessings on you and the family.

  13. Oh yes - travel as much as you can and bring the grands! I too plan to travel and have booked a cruise (yes alone, but that's fine) to the Caribbean. Last winter I took my daughter and her children to Florida for a week. Her husband had started a new job and had to stay home, but we had a good time. I'm feeling that the more we experience life the better - before we become too old to do so (and I'm speaking in practical terms, not pessimistically).

    I'm wishing you so much fun at Easter. I've never been to New York. David and I drove through once, but we did not stop.

    Your working for charities will be very much appreciated, Cheryl, as I know you will put your heart and soul into anything involving our natural world. I too plan to do more volunteer work, particularly at garden centres and a bird sanctuary in my area.

    Your weather is very strange and it reminds me of our warm fall this past year. Winter, however has settled in with significant snowfall, but still relatively mild temps. No flowers, of course. I hope your garden does not sustain damage when the cold does hit. So very sweet to see the dwarf iris!

    {{sigh}} Now that I'm back "home" I was planning to blog more- but have not done so. Life seems to be busy. I will miss you, but know that you are experiencing life first-hand and will blog when the time is right.

    Blessings. Wishing you and your family a very happy, healthy, and successful 2016.

  14. Our garden just seems to be wet all the time at the moment, no flowers through yet though.
    Have fun traveling and I wish you well with what ever you do..
    Amanda xx

  15. Hi Cheryl
    Just popping in to say - hope all is well.

    All the best Jan

  16. Sorry Cheryl - it's me again!
    Just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Easter Weekend.

    Hope all is well.

    All the best Jan


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