Tuesday, March 31

March 2020 - I think the loveliest time of the year Is the spring, I do, don't you? Course you do...

I have the joy and privilege of being able to get out on daily walks.

The blossom was so delicately beautiful today that I almost cried. Life is beautiful, and I am so thankful for it.

Sunday, March 29

March 2020 - Confined to Barracks

I didn't sleep well last night, and for the first time since 'lock down' began I felt a bit down this morning.

I was very grateful for the 'LiveStream' of Mass from Blackfriars in Oxford. In these troubled times, technology, which in recent years has seemed synonymous with folks being mean and unkind (or worse) to each other, has been a space full of love and support, which is just plain wonderful.

Friday, March 27

March 2020 - Reveries of a Solitary Walker

I found myself thinking of the 'Reveries of a Solitary Walker' by Rousseau today as I was out for my daily stroll. It's a beautiful collection of essays that he wrote as he tried to comes to terms with social isolation at the end of his life. I too have been finding an almost giddy pleasure in my solitary walks in the countryside

...remembering to wash my paws when I returned home!

Sunday, March 22

March 2020 - Fuchsias Galore!

I've found it hard to motivate myself to do anything in the garden. However, yesterday I opened up my 'green tent' and checked in on my fuchsias. Sadly, I lost all my geraniums, but most of the fuchsias made it.

One of the previous owners had concreted over the garden, and today I set the the nephew to work making me a couple of little beds.

They look a bit basic now, however, once the plants start growing, they'll be a nice dash of green I think.

It won't be long before Billy cat and I are fighting over the recliner.