The days have passed rapidly
with periods of sunshine
and longer periods of rain.
Our garden has had a positive reaction.
with shubs and flowers thriving.
The Welsh hills lie hidden behind tall trees.
When the wind blows our trees
perform their own dance
with superb ease ....
Our fruit trees are not so fortunate.
Most of the apples drop on the grass
where the birds peck at them .
I don?t think that any of the nuns
would enjoy them in that state !
One of our largest trees had to be felled
and Dave, our gardener,
arranged some of the logs
as artistic models !
The others logs he shared with his
co - worker for bonfires etc..
At present the trees are still.
We shall have to wait and see
what happens later in the year.
"How necessary it is to cultivate a spirit of joy?
It is a psychological truth that the physical acts
of reverence and devotion
make one feel devout. The courteous gesture
increases one?s respect for others.
To act lovingly is to begin to feel loving,
and certainly to act joyfully
brings joy to others which in turn
makes one feel joyful.
I believe we are called to the duty of delight."
The day has been overcast
and mist masks the Welsh hills.
The birds are not singing
Is winter declaring its coming ?
Yesterday was bright and sunny
and the cats found shelter under some shady bushes.
A pattern of real figs, which we can pick and enjoy
in our garden.
Fresh figs are very appetising .....
The rain and the wind have died down
but the air has become much colder.
The trees stand still, perhaps waiting
for more wind and rain
in which they can sway as if in a dance ....
The Welsh Hills have disappeared.
Our trees have leaves of all different colours,
somehow uniting both Spring and Autumn.
The early morning darkness veils the garden
and we have to await sunrise.
The sun is shining brightly while
a few small branches sway gently on the taller trees.
Autumn is beginning........
Our gardeners are working carefully
preparing the garden for Autumns fall ,winters sleep,
and for Springtimes new growth.
WISHING YOU EVERY BLESSING NOW AND ALWAYS.