Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Today, Halfway Up A Hill...


Today, Halfway Up A Hill, the sun was shining, and the sweet, heady scent of elderflowers drifted on the breeze.



Bees bumbled happily in the comfrey patch, swallows swooped and dived in a blue sky and a cheeky blackbird feasted on newly-ripe redcurrants.

The cats - Bear, Marley and Herbert (who had stopped by for a visit) sunned themselves on the warm paving.

The chickens wandered happily through lush summer grass, scratching for delicacies and murmuring gossip to each other. The geese cooled their feet in the pond before dozing in the shade of the elder tree.

And Moonroot worked in the garden, enjoying the sensation of warm, damp earth on her hands and the sun on her back. Later she picked the first strawberries of the season and planned an afternoon of elderflower cordial making...


Life is sweet.












11 comments:

aims said...

It really is.

What a difference time has made to your life. You seem much happier now.

miss*R said...

oh what a wonderful delicious post! love the borage flower.. it is one of my favourite herbs..
can you email me (I don't have your email address)? I have an idea for some earth healing, that you might be interested in xo

Margaret's Ramblings said...

What a wonderful uplifting post. Today I picked my first six strawberries. There is nothing as nice as your own srawberries still warm from the sun.

Margaret

solsticedreamer~laoi gaul~williams said...

what a wonderful day :) you sound happy!
my borgae is not yet in flower but by the looks of it, not far off!

Donald Engstrom-Reese said...

Just the thought of making elderflower cordial excites me. Someday we will share a glass and toast the wonder of it all!

mama p said...

What a lovely summer's day. aaahhhh. Thank you for sharing it!

Night Owl said...

sounds great, my poor garden is very neglected this year.

miss*R said...

just thought I would let you know I have posted about Solstice Earth Healing xo

Griffin said...

Mmmm, Elderflower! I love the thought of the cats sunning themselves on the warm paving!!

Life is not nearly as sweet as elderflower with a splash of lemonade and water...!!!

Loraine said...

Beautiful pictures, lovely post. As always.

This Guy said...

I just LOVE the pics, especially the Chickens. I've wanted a house so bad so I can have a garden and some hens. Just hasn't happened yet. Looks like you had a beautiful day, with beautiful weather! :)