For one minute, walk outside, stand there, in silence, look up at the sky and contemplate how amazing life is.
06 June 2019
At the end of the growing season last year I changed the layout of part of my garden, the part near the house where I stripped out an overgrown cotoneaster and created a sort of cottage garden strip with pretty flowers that I could look at from the kitchen window. I purchased seeds to get some flowers started but it was a packet of mixed seed that had no names. I was quite taken with the idea of waiting to see what came up when flowering time came.
I like surprises and couldn't wait for flowers to show but I was unprepared for one that was in bud and ready to burst open. It chose the right time to do it because....... yes, this is the absolute truth, the flower opened on the anniversary of D-Day. A bright RED POPPY, with more buds waiting to open.
Could this be coincidence or were the seeds deliberately on sale for the D-Day anniversary?
There are twelve buds waiting to burst into life. What a spectacle that will be when I look out of the kitchen window.