Tuesday, March 23, 2010

reluctantly resurging in yellow

Six months ago, we embraced purple and faux fur in seasonal transition. Now it's time to take that stuff to the charity shop and resurge in yellow for part two of the traditional Blogger's Year. Not being the resurgent type, the thought of it makes me long for the imaginary rest cure in the Swiss Alps that I'll take soon to mark a full year of blogging. But we struggle on.


Daffodils, tulips, intimations of optimism: tick, tick, tick.


The blogger's garden of low-maintenance gorse and heather. No maintenance, in fact. I sit here listening to the bees, ignoring the sounds from the west lawn where the rest of the household busily mows and tries to involve me in deciding where the new seedlings should go. Like Neville Chamberlain, I'm a pushover for Peace in Our Time, so I occasionally join them for a bit of light pointing at flowerbeds, but only when anyone is watching. Exertion doesn't really suit Neville and me.


There's a chocolate giveaway still on the go here, if that's any good to you. Don't tell anyone and you'll have more of a chance to win.

24 comments:

  1. Soon it will be 'Peas in our time' in your garden. (sorry...)

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  2. dear very best friend,
    put me up for the chocolate giveaway and I'll put you up for a handmade card giveaway. You've inspired me! Forget the garden...it'll do its thing...with or without you!

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  3. Yes I find pointing at flowerbeds (or anything really) with a knowing expression is a pretty good substitute for doing anything and noone seems to notice the difference. Lovely gorsey Irishy plants you have there. I am guessing you have no need for a drought resistent garden.

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  4. I guess finger pointing deserves some credit. What is the point of a garden if there is no-one to point at it? Keep up the good work.

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  5. Dear Mise,
    I think that the overseer has the most important job. It holds a lot of responsibility....and, because of which, one needs that rest cure in the Swiss Alps. I don't think that is stressful enough though to allow you to eat any of that delicious looking chocolate in your giveaway, so keep your hands off !! haha.
    Your flora photographs are brilliant. To have so much colour this early in Spring is amazing. Our garden faces north so everything is always at least 3 weeks behind everyone elses garden!! XXXX

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  6. I see from that last photo that you and Neville downed tools and tiptoed off for a medicinal refreshment.

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  7. I far prefer your yellow phase to the purple and faux fur - what were you thinking? And I agree with Jackie - the overseer is a responsible job, requiring much pointing and gesticulating!

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  8. Hi Mise
    Well I think it is a changing of the guard and we have passed the flowers and sunshine your way.. so not sure what to do now I don't fit into a traditional blogger schedule!! Dear me... might have to travel north to gain acceptance in the blogger diaries..

    Beautiful photos Mise.. I especially love the first! Full of glorious colour.. Pink and yellow never looked so good.. xxx Julie

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  9. I love heather and gorse, so hardy. Your garden looks gorgeous, mine is a barren wasteland littered with wet hens and ducks at the moment. We're getting 16 tonnes of topsoil at the weekend so that should liven things up...

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  10. it's only right that the little ones do the gardening for you. You've done enough .
    Things look very pretty far west .

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  11. Daffodils! What sort of warm, sundrenched paradise do you live in? In northern parts we have green things that should have turned into daffodils a fortnight ago, but may well turn into nothing at all, given my gardening...
    Beautiful, as ever

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  12. Exertion really doesn't suit me either, that is why I lay awake in bed last night for a whole fifteen minutes, wondering which bar of dark chocolate would be the least exerting to unwrap... Then I fell asleep, worn out from the dilemma. Love the flowers... And the gardening tool bags.

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  13. I love the mental picture this paints for me. You are such a woman of leisure. And a pretty crafty writer as well. Happy spring.

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  14. Yes - with blonds, you do have to tell them specifically to put your giveaway on their side bar. AM I TOO LATE TO DO IT?
    All I can say for gardens is: they are very usefull for taking pretty photos as long as someone does the tilling and toiling. Luckily, we are still in a rented house and the 'landlord' who is a handsome chap, INSISTS on doing the gardens. In a past life he was a landscape gardener.
    Who am I, lowly renter, to fight against the wishes of my LL??

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  15. Ruah, that was a strong entry for the chocolate giveaway, but alas not on the giveaway post. I may have to quietly put your name in the hat, or send you a consolation gorse bush.

    Ange, would you get your landlord, the handsome chap, to follow all our blogs? It would be no trouble to him.

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  16. I point a lot in my garden too...No more to the left...a little more to the right...lol.

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  17. my daffodils are barely even THINKING about coming out yet lucky !
    ~laura

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  18. Where's my choclate? Did I say that outloud!!
    Thanks for your visit...I love your humor and your way with a sentence..Did I already tell you that? well I'll say it again...

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  19. Hi Brid, just wondering if you are coming along to the Blog awards. Got your acceptance speech ready? Look forward to meeting you if you are going to be there.

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  20. Mise , very funny you should ask,I was just talking to my man Sanjeet and those were his exact words....he said he'd no idea where the copy and paste button was but he loves my coat, and he said he loves your hair ,he's ever so complaisant .

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  21. Hi Mise, Stumbled across your blog when I was in Lucy's Lounge blog. Just love your pictures. And spring is here!

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  22. Just checking in..Happy Sunday...Super dumb question!!! Is Mise your name???? I've never heard of it before...sorry, silly, dumbass Yank me!!

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  23. Beatnheart: no, my name isn't really Mise - 'Mise', pronounced Meh-Sheh, just means 'Myself' in Irish. I was clearly of limited imagination the day I set up my blogger account.

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