Our window panes have been streaming
with raindrops for several days.
The swaying branches of trees
moved by the wind are comforting,
resembling mothers caressing their
Today the weather is overcast
and we cannot see the distant Welsh Hills.
After days of a howling gale - force wind
I can now feed the birds, and at night - time
watch the foxes eating the food prepared for them.
It must have been a hard time
for many creatures both here and elsewhere.
Our gardener Dave has returned
after recovering from an infection
high up on his right arm.
It was very good to see him again.
The trees are no longer swaying in the wind.
It is very cold outside.
Tiny squirrels come down from their trees
to join the birds
in a bread-eating competition !
It is good to see the harmony
in their mutual acceptance.
The Welsh Hills have become invisible.
Many days have come and gone
since I last wrote something
for the Monthly Diary.
Today began with warm sunshine
before clouding over.
My week in the kitchen has been peaceful,
for which I am grateful.
Many years ago
some garden insects
inspired some lovely designs
which I could not emulate !
It is now late afternoon
and walking in the garden
makes one feel
as though summer has finally come ...
Even the cats seek a shady place
in which to rest.
I look forward to cooler days -
let them come soon !
We awoke to the sound of bird-song
and the glimpse of a hungry fox.
No sooner had I turned my back -
after placing out food for both fox and birds -
when the fox emerged from behind the bushes !
It reminded me of Adam and Eve
hiding from God ......
Some of our Sisters are now wearing
their summer habits whilst others
are still in their winter clothing ....
I shall soon have to decide which is preferable!
The roses in our garden are beautiful,
even while shedding their petals.
WISHING YOU EVERY
Now and always.