Sunday, April 17, 2011

I have been spending quite a lot of time in the garden lately.  This beautiful Gordonia had just dropped off the bush and is a little bit bruised but still so beautiful.  The bush is only about 30cm high but covered in buds.  Hopefully I will have a chance to take a photo of some of the flowers when they are still attached to the bush.

We are gradually making sense of the parts of the garden that had the trees removed.  It is hard work but well worth the effort.  

The stack of logs for the fire is looking good and as we have far too much we put some of the logs out the front and today someone drove up with a trailer and was thrilled to take some away.

As some of you know, I mind the little babies next door for a couple of hours each day and their daddy helps us out with tasks that are difficult for us. (we don't have to ask, he just notices things that he can help us with)  Today he climbed up on the roof and cleaned our gutters for us.  You can only imagine how thrilled I am to have that done before the winter. 
Good neighbours are real treasures.   


 

7 comments:

Juliettecherry said...

It's great that your neighbour is so helpful, although you are to them also, the help with the next door babies is tremendous, bet most mummies would welcome such a kindly offer from their next door neighbour.

I think the idea of leaving things out front for anyone to take, is so good. On my visit, I was very impressed by the general helpful and recycle everyhing attitude. The taker of the excess logs would have been delighted.

karen said...

what a wonderful neighbour you have!!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

A new header and a gorgeous flower! And good neighbors, what more can you want for....xox Corrine

shirley said...

Where was that you said you lived Dian, I will move in the other side of him and help with the babies too. What a treasure of a neighbour.

Karyn said...

Dianne, do you have pretty Autumn colours yet? We are slowly getting some; the trees seem to be confused with only one side of many trees changing colours!!
How nice if you to put the wood outside. What a great find for the lucky person who took it. we dont use as much wood now that we have central heating as well.

Radka said...

It is so nice to have good neighbours, it makes life so much pleasant. It is not always so....

Linda said...

What a gorgeous bloom Dian, the bush must look a delight. How nice that you can have someone help with the difficult tasks, and nice to know YOUR help and kindness is being reciprocated, well done. BTW, I just adore the new header image. However you managed to manipulate some photograph again is beyond me, but I always fall in love with what you've done.