Monday, September 05, 2011

Sweet Peas

An essential part of my summer is the growing and harvesting of sweet peas.  They remind me of my father, a skilled sweet pea grower, in the garden and on the allotment.  I realised that I hadn't recorded this year's outstandingly colourful and perfumed display, and must admit that a fortnight's absence on holiday means that they have gone slightly over, though my husband is hopeful that we might be self-sufficient in sweet pea seeds for next year, and meanwhile we have started picking them again to enjoy indoors.

These, in my pretty jug bought on a trip to Dunster a few years ago, are decorating the living room window sill and their perfume is delighting me as I write.  The petals are so delicate yet so vibrant in colour, and I hope there will be a few more vases left to go before the end of the season.

Here are some of the plants, as seen from my living room window.

There are more at the bottom of the garden, cheek by jowl with our carrots,onions and garlic.
As someone said,
"A Garden is a thing of beauty
and a job forever".

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Postcard from Paradise

This stunning paradise is Pelistry beach, on St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, UK and I was lucky enough to be there last week to take this photograph. I'm missing this glorious paradise and so happy to be able to share it. If, like me, you need more of a Paradise fix, follow this link.
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