Oh dear, what a difference a month can make. Last month was so tranquil. Enjoying the freedom that the lifting of covid restrictions brought. (we very seldom hear that word mentioned now!!!). Appreciating the restful time that autumn brings to the garden. Finding more time to spend with our art.
But, life can change suddenly and unexpectedly. Suddenly our lives have been turned upside down.
Jack had a fall in the garden, which led to complications and a stay in hospital. I also had a stay in hospital during the month. Our family and friends have rallied around to help and we are both on the mend. But it has made us reavalue our life style. Sadly the garden is becoming too hard to maintain. It was ok when we could be out there on a regular basis, but this month we have had to face the fact that it is time to let go of this life style and make some decisions as to what we do next. Still lots of research to be done, it is a sad time to say goodbye to this place we love, but also quite exciting to think of the adventure ahead of us. So watch this space…
Meantime I have not taken many photos this month. It has been a very wet month, not torrential rain, but some rain every day until the last 3 days of May when the sun finally came out.
A sure sign that winter is on the way is the flowering of the Snowflake Bush (Euphorbia Leucocephata)
I also have the cream coloured Poincettia which gives a wintery feel to the garden.
Looking around the garden seems to be cloaked in white. But just a few other flowers still radiate the glow of a sub tropical garden.
So we sit and ponder what the next few months and years have ahead of us.
This was not an easy post to write, but this monthly recording of the passing of time and how life changes is an invaluable way to keep a record that can always be looked back on.