Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The sun has got his hat on.....

Well, the sun has had his hat on here for a few days, but I gather we're in for some heavy rain tomorrow.....oh, well...

It was great at the weekend, to be able to spend lots of time in the garden -

My mother-in-law (recovering well now from her mouth cancer op, though it has made her seem a lot more frail - and she is 92!) bought me a Marsh Marigold for our little pond -

Many, many thanks for all your comments - and a couple of emails - by the way, on my last post. The depressing mood has lifted at the moment, thank goodness. I was reading earlier that low Omega 3 intake can affect mood - and I am vegetarian......

I love watching the Ranunculus unfold - they start off so tight -

then gradually unfold - so many layers! -

My daughters gave me a gorgeous bouquet for Mothers Day - and took me for a lovely Thai meal :)

Tilly's been reacting to the sunshine and rocking a very cool look -

And, yes, I had to use Waterlogue (see previous post) on the pic! -

Hope the week's going well for you!


  1. Am so glad that your mood has lifted ... your post reflects that! Lovely and springy! I adore the little shelf in the last picture and muchly admire the wooden hare ....

    I'm going to have to have a look at Waterlogue, am very impressed with Tilly's rock chick look!

    Have a sunny, funny week xxx

  2. hiya,
    I've recently discovered two things that might help-
    low vitaminB levels affect mood quite badly, and vegetarians are often deficient in this, and also cinnamon is a wonderful mood LIFTER, I have it sprinkled on/in anything I can and its really worked wonders
    Oh- and the other thing is hugs- plenty of them!!

  3. Glad you are feeling much brighter and that your mother in law is getting over her operation. Your bouquet is so pretty and I love what you ahve done with the photo of Tilly:)

  4. I'm glad you feel better now, I think it happens to all of us from time to time... your garden looks absolutely beautiful with these lovely pots and flowers and green view! Sweet mother in law!
    Warm regards, Olympia

  5. I'm glad you're feeling a little cheerier now. Your garden is certainly looking wonderful. Rununculus are indeed fantastic, so many petals, all so tightly packed. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

  6. It is tough, the down times, but the garden is looking wonderful, you are a beautiful and creative soul and spring is here!

  7. It's been wonderful to see some sunshine although, yes, pouring with rain again today. No matter, things are growing in the garden and the sun will return. Have a good weekend x

  8. Your garden looks lovely Abby - it does help being out and seeing spring springing! Interesting comment about cinnamon, never heard that before, though a large cinnamon scone always makes me happy :)
    Another gorgeous pic of Tilly! Hope you have a lovely weekend x

  9. Ranunculus are so beautiful; think they may be my favourite flower. Keep enjoying the bits of nice weather we're getting. Glad the mood is lifting. Tonia x

  10. Your garden is looking lovely Abby, you have such a great outlook too across open fields at the end - looks such a sunny garden.
    My Marsh marigolds are no where near flowering yet, yours must like it new home.
    Lovely flowers fro Mothers Day, and Tilly looks lovely!
    Lets hope the sunny weather comes back quickly, I was getting used to it quite happily too!
    Gill xx

  11. I am so glad that your mood has lifted. It can be a sunny day but the darkness can still descend. It is good to be outside and I think that being outside and being active generally helps to keep me on an even keel. Your garden is gorgeous! It gives me something to aspire to! Lovely images with waterlogue again. Have a wonderful weekend! x

  12. Your garden looks beautiful, the Marsh Marigolds are very pretty

  13. Your garden looks wonderful with so many pots and flowers. The Ranunculus are s pretty. I am for the first time here and I will be a new follower.

  14. Lovely to see your garden pictures.....and I just bought a marsh marigold for our pond today too! Good to hear you are feeling better. Hope you have a happy week.
    Helen xox

  15. I too, am very please to read that your mood has lifted, that really is great news. I am envious of your pond and the marsh marigold, I'd love to have either but sadly, my husband says no :( I hope the rain clears soon and the sun returns for you, your garden always looks so inviting in the photos, love all the pots. Bethx