|Zen pond. From left to right: petunia, nasturtium, azalea, hosta, Buddha.|
The middle of May — probably my favourite month — and I'm feeling giddy with the colour and beauty and freshness of it all. A few warm sunny days in a row and everything is bursting with vigorous life. The swifts have returned from Africa and are skydiving over house and garden. It's such a joy to see them again. And a barbecue tomorrow — how good is that! I'm relishing it while it lasts. Focusing on each day as it comes, but trying not to cling too much, as all is transient.
|The first rose.|