Wednesday, 5 June 2013

A quiet afternoon in the garden

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my last post and welcome to my new followers Rose and Susycottage.

I don't know about you but the time John and I spend in the garden is normally dedicated to general tidying, cutting the lawn, planting out etc, and we don't often get the time (weather permitting) to actually spend any quality time out there.

It was too good an opportunity to miss today though as the sun was shining so decided to take myself out there. Made a pot of tea, opened up the summerhouse and  chose a new book to read.

Peace, it was so lovely to just sit and listen to the birds.

We've a variety that come in the garden -  Robins, Jays, Magpies, many varieties of Blue tits, Sparrows and Blackbirds, Starlings, several Doves and a dear little Wren. Today though I heard a Woodpecker, didn't see it but it was singing and chirping in the trees above me.

Never heard it before but checked in my little RSPB Book and sure enough it sounds as though it was. So I spent the whole afternoon just waiting and watching.

I moved over to this spot under the Pergola so that I could get a better view but still nothing appeared.  Did I get to read my book? No.

I'm just watching Springwatch on the TV which actually inspired me to write this post about my garden friends. We have another friend who I mentioned recently who arrives most afternoons at about 5 o'clock. Well, on Sunday John had been planting some herbs in my herb garden, and while we were having a cup of tea, left his garden gloves on the lawn. In saunters Foxy Loxy, grabs one of the gloves in his mouth and scarpered with it! He obviously thought it was food because it smelled of herbs. John ran after it, to no avail and now has one glove short of a pair!! That'll teach him.

Well that's all my news for today. On Friday we are off to Sicily for a week so tomorrow have plenty of ironing and packing to do. Hopefully I'll be able to get wifi whilst there, if not then I'll catch up with you all on my return.

Bye for now.


  1. A perfect afternoon, I love watching/hearing the garden birdies!

  2. Looks like a lovely day to be outside, have a great holiday, can't wait to see lots of photos.

  3. By now you'll be off on your hols in Sicily! How lovely! Look forward to hearing about your trip on your return.

  4. You have such a pretty garden and how lovely to get some time to sit and enjoy it. I had to smile about the fox because my neighbours once watched one go off with a soft toy that belonged to their dog and we have several times found their cat bowl in our garden and we think that is the fox. Have a wonderful holiday, Patricia:)

  5. Good, see you managed to get the bloglovin logo.

  6. Your garden looks lovely and it is too easy to spend all the time in the garden working rather than sitting and enjoying it. I love your beach house hope you have a wonderful time in Sicily!
    Sarah x

  7. Thank you for the trip around your lovely garden Patricia. I love it when birds visit our garden. Have a wonderful holiday and look forward to seeing your photos!

  8. What a beautiful garden and Summer house you have Patricia. Hope you have a great time in Sicily.

  9. Hi I'm a new follower to you lovely blog. You have a beautiful garden, I love listening to the birds in my garden too.
    Enjoy your holiday.
    Julie :o)

  10. Hi, What a beautiful garden and I absolutely love your little beach house- it's my idea of perfect- enjoy your holiday :)

  11. Patricia, life is great, isn't it?
    Your garden is lovely and peaceful place. Have a nice week!

  12. What a lovely summer house and garden.

    Have a good holiday!

  13. Love your summerhouse and your garden looks so pretty. xx

  14. Did you have a nice week away?

    I know how wonderful it is to sit in a peaceful garden. At the moment, we only get peace filled moments when the neighbors girls are at school. How can two girls scream so much??? At least we have Cranberry Cottage where it is most often than not, simply us and the birds.

    Your little summer house is beautiful. I am green with envy. :-) What book did you start reading?

    Hugs from Holland ~


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