Sunday, 4 May 2008


Wouldn't it be nice if we could look forward to days like today for the next 4 or 5 months? To me, it doesn't really matter if it's not glorious sunshine all day long, but the temperature was just right...

I've noticed that for the last couple of days, I have been mostly dealing with piles...

I now have a pile of books to start studying.

I have a nice pile of ironed bedlinen and clothes to put away.

I have a pile of wood in my garden waiting to be assembled (watch this space...)

This little pile has been stitched together and I have paid for it dearly: the hours I have spent with my head bent over in front of my sewing-machine have caused the most almighty spasm in my neck and shoulders, which has necessitated in me having to take lots of strong medication.

I have sorted out my piles of seed packets and got cracking on sowing them. I am very late in doing so this year - I will blame it on the weather, in true English style.

My greenhouse now looks almost respectable with piles of trays and pots full of vegetables and flowers of all kinds.

I am looking forward to piles of freshly picked salad all summer long.

My tulip beds have piles of blooms out. Forget-me-nots are so easy to underplant tulips with - I just shake the seed-heads after flowering wherever I want them the next year.

And looking out of my conservatory windows, my clematis montana alba, has piles of buds on it just waiting to explode into a froth of white...


  1. Hmmm...

    If I had to prioritise these I'd start with the sewing then move to the garden.

    PS when you start to sew take a deep breath and drop your shoulders as you exhale. It stops neck spasms. Do it frequently.

  2. Strewth! (as we say here in Oz).

    I wish my piles of stuff were that organised. In fact you have inspired me to have a pile sorting day!

  3. I think all your piles seem very positive!

  4. I hope your piles are decreasing!
    I have a huge pile of dirty washing..but ironing..what's that? virtually non-existent here LOL :O)
    Your clematis is so beautiful!

  5. hope your neck is feeling better today! love all those photos, you've accomplished lots, with the promise of more to come. x

  6. What a lot of productive piles!

  7. Please don't show any more pictures of tidyness - at the moment I prefer pictures of chaos. I can relate to those.

    Take care of that neck.

  8. Stacks...piles...Everything seems very tidy and beautiful're going places--think of the stacks that way! ;o) Hope you're neck isn't hurting...Oh, and LOVE the sweet, white clematis. Happy Days ((HUGS))

  9. I hope your neck is feeling better now! We were sowing seeds this weekend too - it just felt like the right thing to do.

  10. the plants in the greenhouse are most inspiring-don't you feel clever for having been so green fingered? I have done the same, just need to remember to water them all now...I love the piles of seed packets!x


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