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November 8, 2013

I've been back in the Secret Garden for a couple of months now.  After leaving my blog to its own devices for three months, I thought I'd dash off a welcome home post as soon as I arrived back. 


A traveller's round-up maybe



or good-to-be-back...



Really it was - and is - good to be back. 
A pity that in that first week home, the biggest gale in nearly 40 years blew any tranquility away. We were lucky here in the Secret Garden. We only suffered loss of power, ash-fall in the night and a few cast willow branches. Elsewhere, forestry lots were smashed to pieces or destroyed by wild fires, trees were uprooted, roads were closed, and cows went unmilked.
Then our friend, Gerald died, and it was hard to find joy in being back home. 

Two days ago we remembered losing Elwin, and I know that it's time to gather my strength again and celebrate what I do have, and what I can do.




Spring is here, early summer really, a match for the season that was blooming in England when I arrived at the beginning of June; the beginning of that remarkable heated summer... Now there's a tale to tell!


Double pink may, Crataegus laevigata 'Rosea Flore Pleno' (seedling grown)



11 comments:

John Gray said...

Welcome home old gal x

rusty duck said...

Welcome back.
We knew you were coming you see, and pulled off a good summer. I'm sorry the return was stormy, but hope you had a good time.

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

Thank you for the weather Rusty Duck. It was a holiday of a Lifetime, and hopefully I can get a few photos up soon.

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

Thanks John Gray: sometimes when I've been travelling I feel like I could make Home anywhere...

Gill said...

A warm welcome home. I look forward to your blog entry about your travels. Gill

Joanne Noragon said...

Pink blossoms and pink frosting. Lovely together. Welcome back.

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

Gill: Thank you - I've certainly got plenty of photos and anecdotes! How to edit them all?

Joanne Noragon: I'm touched that you are still following me. The pink theme sort of grew. I look out of my kitchen window onto the pink may and feel like I could eat it all up! (We did eat Kitty's birthday cake all up :-)

libby said...

Good to 'hear' from you...and looking forward to your trip posts.

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

Ah Libby, what a shame we missed each other. Leamington Spa was basking in warmth and sunshine when I visited. I'm trying to work out just how to present three months worth of experience in digestible chapters!

Geo. said...

What a pleasant surprise! Welcome back.

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

Oh thank you Geo, but now I am getting distracted outdoors by the loveliness of the season and all the work that needs doing in the Garden!