"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Another lovely day

We are really being spoiled with all these days of beautiful weather. Part of me is pleased that I am not working, as I can enjoy these summer days rather than being in a hot, sweaty classroom (but then there is also the fact that if I'm not working, no money is going into the bank account either.)

The honeysuckle blossoms are out! Yes I know I am in great danger of becoming boring on the subject, but this is a cheapo plant from Poundland, bought two years ago and thrown in to appalling soil to take its chances, sink or swim. And believe me, with all the rain we had last month, it's a miracle that the whole garden didn't sink! Anyway, there it is, in all its glory. Even the local squirrels are coming to take a look. Word must have got round......


  1. Careful Jenny. You'll be attracting tourists.

  2. My honeysuckle is still in bud. It's very dry here in the garden, I imagine the valleys are quite lush.

  3. It's pretty dry here too, Ellee, but we had enough rain last month to last a year!

  4. You're so far ahead of us, Jenny. We won't see Honeysuckle for a few weeks yet. But squirrels? Oh yes. The little buggers are everywhere, digging up tulip bulbs and building nests in attics and garages.

  5. Awwwww, we don't have squirrels down under! They look so adorable :o)

  6. Red squirrels are adorable, Michelle, but grey ones, like the one here are not indigenous and are classed as pests. They have killed off a lot of the red squirrel population and do cause a lot of damage, as Dale says.



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