Thursday, 25 June 2009

From where I sit...

These piles of red and blue quilt squares are on my kitchen table but the day is so gorgeous I need to be outside. I'm sat on one of my wooden sun beds under my raffia umbrella, which rustles in the breeze and makes me feel like I'm on holiday.

On the table next to me are the things necessary for me to stay put here for some time. It's the last of the biscotti, so maybe later I'll make some more.

For some reason today I have a really ache-y leg - I wonder if sitting with it raised up on some cushions is the best thing or should I walk and see if that helps. I think I'll go with the former. And so I sit here with my laptop and my crochet and look around me. Really look around me. I think how nicely my crocs go with the geraniums!

My pergola now looks purposeful now that the grape vines are clambering up it. There is evidence of more than one bunch of grapes to come this year.

Panning round I think that I really ought to clear up my greenhouse. It's been horribly neglected for the past year and has become a bit of a dumping ground. And look at all those empty pots - usually they are filled with tomato plants. Can you see them all lined up against the wall? I need to find my growing mojo again!

Pippin is enjoying sunbathing on the back step too... See how the baby orangutang has grown?

Every now and then the breeze sends me the most gorgeous scent of this old-fashioned pink over to my right. It reminds me of when I was young and visiting my great-nan, who had a garden full of them. Can you see it through the arm of the chair? I'm taking all these photos from my seat!

If I look up and over the rail above the pinks, the acid yellow of my robinia stands out vividly against the darker green of the other trees.

To my left I notice that my sweet peas are also in a race to the top of the wigwam. These are bought from the garden centre - I didn't even get round to sowing my own ones of these this year.

And look, up above them is blue sky with some wispy clouds.

The reason that I will spend my day out here today. Still going round and round...


  1. the view from where you sit is really lovely xox

  2. If I had a view like that I'm not sure I'd get up either!

  3. Oh my goodness, it's all so wonderful! The umbrella, the biscotti, the pergola, the greenhouse, Pippin, the pinks...Could I please move into your garden? K x

  4. What a lovely view Tracy! I hope you had a thoroughly relaxing afternoon! x

  5. See your pergola?

    That is exactly exactly like the one I would like to build.

    Or have built.

    If I had money.

  6. Hmm, I think I'd enjoy hanging out in your outdoor area. It's so beautiful! Invite me sometime, would you? Hehe! I like the pots of flowers around the area. The picture gave me an idea on what my outdoor should look like this coming summer. Four years have passed, so I wonder what your current deck looks like. I'm sure there's an update somewhere in your blog.


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