We have had a really special weekend.
Saturday afternoon / evening was spent babysitting our gorgeous granddaughters. They really are a delight to care for. We had lots of fun and laughter. I cooked them tea which they tucked into with no fuss or bother. We bathed them and had lots of fun with bubbles and their bath toys and then we read stories and tucked both down in bed. It's so lovely to see what a wonderful job our daughter and her hubby are doing of bringing them up....I'm such a proud mummy and nanny.
Sunday was a day for enjoying our little bit of heaven down the bottom of our garden. We hoovered and cleaned out our bird hide [yes, we need a couple of extension leads to reach the bottom of our garden with a hoover!]....lots of spiders had moved in during the winter and to be honest I can't relax down there with so many little critters watching me. We then set to and cleared out a lot of the overgrown weeds from the 'back to nature' bit......even nature needs a bit of help once or twice a year. We enjoyed our morning coffee and lunch in the bird hide watching 2 squirrels play, an adult robin feeding it's baby, a black cap, a chiffchaff and more baby tits, of all sorts, than I could count......maybe now you can see why I call it our little bit of heaven?
I've snapped a few pics to share with you.
Triffid update.....It's now over 6 foot tall and has pretty yellow flowers on the top. The top bends over towards the sun and tends to follow the sun around the sky during the day :-) Skye reluctantly posed in from of it for you to give it a bit of scale :-)
The flowers on the top....they seem to only last a day or so then drop off.
This is a little of our back to nature bit now we have cleared out some of the weeds. It all has a canopy of hazel nut trees and is such a wonderful place to sit and enjoy nature at it's best.
The veg garden is looking pretty good and everything seems to have benefited from the drop of rain of late.
And finally just a bit of colour I snapped around the garden. I love the vivid blue of this geranium.
Finally....don't forget to smell the roses. These are just two of the lovely roses around our garden and I thought I'd share them with you. Enjoy your week but remember to take time out to enjoy the magic that's all around you.
Blog UpdateHaving seen Mrs A's comment below I thought you might like to see another unseen area of my garden.
This is the stone circle that we will be dancing around naked on mid summer's eve :-)