Each year I try to think of ways of making the garden more secluded. I wish I had stone walls..........but that is just a dream :)
I like the garden to give up its secrets slowly.....I think I may have achieved that.
My niece visited from Australia last year. She walked the garden alone.
She came back to sit with me and said "I could get lost in your garden, lost in the romance."
That was a wonderful compliment to me. Despite the weeds and overgrown hedges at the time, she had seen beyond them.
I seek peace most of all in my garden. I have never looked for perfection, I truly believe that only Mother Nature can achieve that.
It is raining today.....windy, cold and drear. I watch the little bee working away, his rear pumping to retain heat to enable him to fly. I do so love them..................
Extract from Sweetness and light by Hattie Ellis:-
The bee existed long before man; without bees, the planet and its inhabitants would soon begin to die. This small insect, with a collective significance so much greater than its individual size, can carry us through past and present to tell us more about ourselves than any other living creature.