27.7.14

Set free in a loose garden












We inhaled the scent of herbs on the soft balmy air. Occasional yelps of joy bounced across the lake as youngsters leapt into the water from the dodgy bough that leans out over the deeper water. 

The Irish feel such deep relaxation in our bodies when the temperatures soar. So we are elated by this evening, warm enough to sit outside under the sky, warm enough to put our feet up, one where we can get the grill out. 

I love your "loose garden" she said.  And loose is a good word for it. 

Loose enough to sway in the breeze, loose enough to shed colourful seeds everywhere, to create dingly dells of stems and blossoms. 

If I were a thrush I too would want to be set free, in a loose garden......




13 comments:

  1. Now this is a garden I would love as well! Loose and happy, with the colors of summer. Brilliant.

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  2. one of the people who came to look at our house - maybe the Rght One - looked around and said she likes to put her plants close together.

    Says I - like this? And we smiled at each other!

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    1. O deffo sounds like the ONE! Fingers crossed!

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  3. Aw.. beautiful! I love a relaxed summer's day - and the garden to go with it!

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  4. Stunning garden pictures and yes I am of the loose gardens too. I have to feel relaxed in my garden, it is not a project of work.

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    1. I like that Janneke, not a project of work, definitely NOT!

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  5. I love this idea...my garden has become very loose and the wildlife loves it...beautiful Catherine!

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  6. Dear Catherine, I have been out of the loop for some months now, and this morning I felt particularly stressed and so who did I turn to but your blog to calm me down and lift me up. It worked a treat! Thank you once again, Jane

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