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Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Absent gardener

Nineteen degrees at 9am. Changeable, but at least it's not raining.

In the garden following the storms, devastation reigns. The tomatoes are on their knees, the oleander have collapsed and the chickens are up to their knobblies in mud. The slugs are having a good feast on the courgettes, the basil, and the parsley, and the cuttings a very kind neighbour surprised us with last night are wilting in a bowl of water - planting yet to be scheduled.

And where's the gardener? In her eyrie... working on A Book for the first time in almost exactly five years.


7 comments:

Vanessa said...

Welcome back to the grindstone, babe :-)

chrysalis said...

Great news about the book - whats the subject?

ladyfi said...

Hurray! May the muse of inspiration stay with you and fill your sails of writing with passion and creativity... and better metaphors than this one!

Kate said...

At last I've made my way to your blog. Sorry it's taken so long, meaning to email, but trying this instead. Inspiring me to set up a Somerset one! Sounds like we share the same garden problems SLUGS..oh glory. You have a book too, work, now that's something I must think about. xxxxx

Louise said...

Kate!!! I'm very excited to hear from you! When you write your first post I'll be your first follower. xx

Louise said...

LadyFi - thankyou for all your good wishes. I'm going to need them! L

Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold-Miller said...

Good luck in your book writing (and I hope your garden comes back to order too). You are a fabulous writer and take great pictures to go with your words.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Absent gardener

Nineteen degrees at 9am. Changeable, but at least it's not raining.

In the garden following the storms, devastation reigns. The tomatoes are on their knees, the oleander have collapsed and the chickens are up to their knobblies in mud. The slugs are having a good feast on the courgettes, the basil, and the parsley, and the cuttings a very kind neighbour surprised us with last night are wilting in a bowl of water - planting yet to be scheduled.

And where's the gardener? In her eyrie... working on A Book for the first time in almost exactly five years.


7 comments:

Vanessa said...

Welcome back to the grindstone, babe :-)

chrysalis said...

Great news about the book - whats the subject?

ladyfi said...

Hurray! May the muse of inspiration stay with you and fill your sails of writing with passion and creativity... and better metaphors than this one!

Kate said...

At last I've made my way to your blog. Sorry it's taken so long, meaning to email, but trying this instead. Inspiring me to set up a Somerset one! Sounds like we share the same garden problems SLUGS..oh glory. You have a book too, work, now that's something I must think about. xxxxx

Louise said...

Kate!!! I'm very excited to hear from you! When you write your first post I'll be your first follower. xx

Louise said...

LadyFi - thankyou for all your good wishes. I'm going to need them! L

Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold-Miller said...

Good luck in your book writing (and I hope your garden comes back to order too). You are a fabulous writer and take great pictures to go with your words.