Seasonal Comforts

What's bringing you comfort these days? Family time, kitten cuddles, walks with my dog, binge watching historical dramas, tasty food (specifically nachos made with leftover vegetarian chili), and craft projects are keeping me going. As the pandemic continues, and the nights grow longer, I worry about the coming months. Covid-19 cases are increasing daily in…

Macro Monday #48

It was a busy day in the garden. A few weeks ago we planted seeds for the new flower bed. (You can check out pictures of our DIY projects here). Half of them didn't sprout which was pretty disappointing. We expected to have a lot of nasturtiums from the seeds we collected last year, but…

The Gardener

Have I lived enough?Have I loved enough?Have I considered Right Action enough,have I come to any conclusion?Have I experienced happiness withsufficient gratitude?Have I endured loneliness with grace?I say this, or perhaps I'm just thinking it.Actually, I probably think too much.Then I step out into the garden,where the gardener, who is said to be asimple man,is…

Today’s Garden Report

Over the last week I've been in a sort of quarantine slump. My partner has gone back to work and his life has more or less returned to normal. My teenage daughter's mood reflects my own; it's hard to keep the team's morale up when I feel somewhat despondent at this stage. We were both…

My Five Things

Recently I've seen this "tag" on other WordPress sites that I follow. I enjoyed reading Vee and Rebecca's responses. No one has tagged me but I feel inspired to write a post anyway. I don't know what all of the original categories were. It seems each blogger adapts the prompt a little to suit themselves,…

Life Under Lockdown

This is the eighth day Ireland has been officially under full lockdown. We are still permitted to leave home to buy groceries, attend medical appointments, and go outdoors for brief exercise as long as we stay within 2 km of home. Social distancing must be practiced in public, and the few grocery shops which have…