Sunday Sevens 2020 #11

Right now I’m definitely counting my blessing that I live in the country and have a garden. So here’s seven (or so) photos of our week in a lock down that reminds me how lucky I am.

Now we can only go on dog walks we can walk to from home, Harry and I have done the same walk each morning, but we can reverse our circuit and it’s a jolly nice walk especially with the gorse blooming…

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Anyone for a game of Where’s Harry?

I’ve made the most of the lovely weather by getting out in the garden. Harry loves to help out…

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He wasn’t so happy when I decided it was warm enough for him to have a bath…

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But he cheered up when we spent our lunch half hour watching a watercolour tutorial on YouTube…

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Oddly Harry seems as interested in watercolour as he does crufts – and he loves crufts. For the eagle eyed ones amongst you, yes that is lunch at twenty past three.

This Thursday we went down to our gate to clap for carers instead of standing on the porch as we did last week. We could hear a lot of clapping, but only spotted one neighbour…

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Sorry, this is worse thanΒ  a Where’s Harry photo – He’s the blur in the middle of the road.

Thursday we also had our first virtual book group meeting – this month’s book had a rather apt title…

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In a time when some people have been bulldozing octogenarians out of the way to grab the last packet of pasta in the supermarket, it was extra lovely to receive a gift of half a dozen eggs from a friend…

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Okay there’ only 5 – I’ve eaten one.

At the weekend Lovely Husband also headed out into the garden to start constructing a small greenhouse from the bits and pieces we have hanging around…

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And finally another garden photo. This week I spotted a plant I’ve never seen before that has appeared in our garden…

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Any of you clever peeps want to identify it?

Stay well, stay safe.

Until next time,

Bekki x

17 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens 2020 #11

  1. Is it possibly a not very well hyacinth? I’ll come back to see what the experts say. I think I found Harry, lurking over there to the left of my screen …..? I am lucky, I get my groceries delivered direct from the supermarket or the daughter – and like you are keeping our walks to the areas close to home. Otherwise I don’t go out.

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    1. Thanks for the though – Lynn’s hubby is an expert, so let’s see what he say.
      Yes! Harry is on the left.
      It is very odd even when you do go out for groceries. Everything is so quiet and unless I go for groceries, I’m always accompanied by harry – which is no bad thing πŸ™‚

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  2. Rats! I got beaten to naming the Fritillaria – and I didn’t even have to ask the husband this time πŸ™„
    I hope you enjoy the book. I know Gabriel Garcia MΓ rquez is a celebrated author and his
    ‘Love In The Time Of Cholera’ is also well loved but I admit to struggling a little with them. I have to be in the right mood.

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    1. To make up for that maybe you can tell me – is it the sort of plant that has been there all along and I haven’t spotted it or has it arrived and will it multiply on it’s own?
      I’ve made a start, but it’s not grabbing me. I’m also very much not in a reading place at the moment.

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  3. It was once common in meadows (maybe still is in some places) but it has to have moist conditions all year round.to thrive. It’s a bulb so, if it likes where it is, you might find it spreads which would be lovely wouldn’t it.

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  4. It’s a bulb but may have come in with something else, or a mouse may have moved it! I loved the Where’s Harry and he certainly likes his TV! More than the bath. We are very lucky if we have a garden and nice walks, the hawthorn is just coming onto bloom here and it’s lovely. Take care xx

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    1. Thank you. Was given some primroses a couple of years ago that have now died 😦 I wonder if it came in with them. That would be lovely if it has, since the friend who gave me the primroses has passed on since and I am sad not to have them. Funny I was just thinking of her this morning.
      I was thinking of you too yesterday when i was gardening – I know you’ll still be appreciating you garden, but I was thinking how lovely it would have been for you to have moved into your new home by now and be able to have all this time in your new garden. Of course one thing I think this time is nudging us towards is recognising that we are all caretakers of this world, not owners and the most important thing is to live in the moment and appreciate what we have right now πŸ™‚ Stay safe xx

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      1. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if it had come in with the primroses. I have just spent a happy hour outside weeding under the rose arch where I feed the birds. You can tell I have put ots of manure there in previous years, as it is full of worms. I eventually stopped when I spotted a blackbird giving me the evil eye from under the car on the drive, clearly wishing I’d go away so she could get at said worms!
        We are moving to a house with a much smaller garden, so in some ways I am glad I am “stuck” with a bigger one at the moment! I have decided to try to make the front garden look as good as I can get by Easter, in case the odd person decides to wander up the road for their daily ‘lowance’ of exercise!

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      2. Brilliant – so glad you’re enjoying your garden still. Spent 2 and half hours in mine yesterday. Would have spent longer but I ran out of time! Can’t believe how busy I am on lock down πŸ™‚

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    1. Very interesting how different dogs take different notice of the TV. Hicks didn’t seem to know it was there at all unless a dog barked and then he’d only look up wondering where it had come form – but i have a friend who’s dog goes around the back of the TV trying to work out where the people etc are! πŸ™‚

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  5. Ooh he looks so put out that you washed him πŸ˜‚
    A lovely snakes head fritillary, interestingly I just spotted a number of them in the back of my Nan’s garden that were never there before, no idea where they came from 🀷

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