Easter was peaceful and renewing in an unexpected way for me as I spent most of it recovering from a nasy flu bug. First few days up were spent in the garden in a warm coat watching two robins build a nest in the ivy on my fence. I thought the cats would be a problem but the robins just seem to plan their day around any interruptions.
Oh and as storm Katie finished off the fence, we have a new uninterrupted view of the woods; squirrels scampering up and down the pine trees, doves and wood pigeons, crows, blue tits all coming and going in full view as I positioned my chair by the gap. I saw two bullfinch today with their black heads and deep red chests, that's the reward for sitting quietly in the garden. I will make the most of the new view as it will be repaired soon.
As soon as my new Susan Branch book (The Fairytale Girl) arrived in the post I rushed through it like an elephant and just could not put it down it was so wonderful. Now I am bookless! Is there anything to top SB books? (apart from her next which I have already pre-ordered).
The second series of Homefires started last night in the UK. Are you watching too? I think there's something about wartime programmes that brings out the best intentions in us all (make do and mend, home made meals, grow your own). I love the ladies fashions on this programme, I suspect in real wartime clothing would have been a little threadbear and less rich in colour, but it makes great viewing.
Also The Durrells started last night which is fabulous. What an unusual and carefree childhood he had. It's very funny too. I love the film set of the house they have moved to on Corfu and the colourful characters that are coming into their lives.
I have lots of grape hyacinth and miniature daffodils in my garden for painting inspiration at the moment and this weekend a nice fat brown package arrived stuffed with bulbs for the Summer, I do hope we get a dry weekend soon to plant them - have you made any plans for your Summer garden? I am still thinking of the night scented garden idea - planning is almost more fun than actually doing (and less hard work!).
Today I saw a sprinking of early bluebells - the first this year - so next time I pop in I think it will be a post all about bluebells. I think the short period when bluebells are in the woods is my most favourite time of the year.
Thanks for stopping by, leave a comment if you have a moment to spare. Bye for now.....