Saturday, 16 February 2013

Simply a Moment–In my Garden

 

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It is mid February and the light is getting stronger.  The dark dismal days of deep winter are giving way slowly to brighter warmer days.  It feels like I have come out of hibernation.  Spring is just round the corner.

My garden is very wet and soggy after prolonged winter rain and snow, but it feels like the right time to be out here cutting down and generally tidying up.  I have on my bright wellies (A Christmas present from Mum), and an old fleecy jacket.  It doesn’t feel cold out here.  I’ve collected my bright green bin, secateurs and small fork from the greenhouse, and wearing my new pink gardening gloves, am busy cutting down overgrown plants and pulling off old dead leaves.  The soil is deep dark brown and I detect a few small bulbs poking through.  Even though it has been so cold the weeds have still grown!  My back twinges as I struggle to pull out a bramble that has taken root both ends.

There is a little robin who flits about and gets really quite close to me.  I stay still and quiet and watch him hopping about looking for grubs and worms.  Hey, Mr Robin!  Here’s a big juicy worm, right here! There are lots of other birds singing in the trees.

Merlin comes up and steals a stick from my bin.  He runs off down the garden to chew it.  He notices that the dogs are out next door so goes to the fence to sniff them.

My bin is full up now, time to go and empty it!

 

I am linking up with Alexa’s blog for Simply A Moment.

11 comments:

Becky said...

I could just imagine you in your garden! Great writing, thanks for sharing your moment :)

alexa said...

This gave me great enjoyment to read, Linda: your words have painted such a clear picture as the moment moved through - and your photo is so hopeful and lovely! I have a soft spot for snowdrops, and ours are not yet here so a delight to see yours. Thank-you so much for joining in again, and I hope it gave you pleasure too :).

Sian said...

Capturing a moment in the garden? What a lovely way to approach this project!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Such a lovely picture of a between-season moment in the garden. The writing really does put me right there.
Rinda

Liz said...

Lovely moment. You have made me want to go and look after my sorry looking garden now :0) Maybe tomorrow :0)

Chicken Licken said...

Very poetic Hun!!! I haven't even ventured into mine yet..it is hen-trashed!!! I am bitten by the crochet but anything growing in my garden has been eaten by my little locust substitutes!

Melissa said...

What a lovely moment to capture!

Jennie said...

How lovely - I could almost smell the earth as your pulled up those brambles. Thank you so much for sharing - and your snowdrops are beautiful.

Alison said...

I did enjoy being in the garden with you Linda!
Alison xx

Miriam said...

I loved being in your garden Linda, The twinge in your back, the robin, the bramble...so evocative. Yes spring will be here soon.

Nicol Marquis said...

Hi Linda! I'm also glad spring is well on the way. I'm not keen taking photos in the muggy english winter but it's brightening up. Loved the photo and read :) and can't wait to see more of yours this spring!

Shooting My Journey x