Friday, September 9, 2016

Here & Now


It's time for the September Here & Now post as part of the monthly link-up hosted by  Sarah of Say! Little Hen.  I'm sharing our Here & Now (a touch early) in lieu of the usual garden week recap. You can find this month's links in the September Here & Now at Say! Little Hen to explore what's happening in everyone's Here & Now - please join us if you wish!  I am currently:

Loving //  That the flowers and trees bursting with spring colour. It is so beautiful this time of year!
Eating //  Veggies from the winter garden. What to do with all those carrots?
Drinking //  Coffee coffee coffee...
Feeling //  Admittedly, a bit sad. My grandmother recently passed away and at times like these I feel very far from "home".
Making //  Treats!  For the dogs. :)
Thinking //  Of my family and of Nan. No sorrows/sympathies please - it was a peaceful parting from a life well-lived and well-loved.
Dreaming // Of new adventures.

Since last month's Here & Now, winter has given way to spring, although our recent weather leaves much to be desired.  At least the dogs have been loving our wet and muddy winter/spring! Both are snoozing/drying in a sunbeam as I write this, and young Humphrey is disguised as a chocolate Lab after some very messy dog play with some furry friends earlier this morning.  It's been hard to get a dry day in the garden recently, but things are slowly filling in and the winter dormant plants are springing to life as the weather warms.  By next month's Here & Now it will be a completely different place. How time flies!

Curious to see more?  Let's stay in touch! You can follow along here at Green in Real Life (links on the sidebar) for my urban garden adventures with a sprinkle of everyday greener living, drop by Creativity Unmasked for my creative and crafty side, or head to the dogs at Dalmatian DIY for homemade treats, toys, and other pet posts. See you again soon!


12 comments:

  1. It looks as everything is blooming lovely at your place Laura! (pardon the pun!) I know you said no sympathies but I do hope you feel a bit less sad and homesick soon xx Megan

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    1. Thanks for the kind thoughts, Megan.

      We are fortunate to have such good soil and growing weather. An abundance of rain does feel a little annoying sometimes, but I know how lucky we are compared to drought. Things are beautiful all year round, but spring is so lush and colourful here - especially the trees!

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  2. Thanks for joining in again Laura! Your flowers are looking lovely, I love it when everything starts to pop at this time of year. It sounds like your dogs are enjoying the weather - mine seem to delight in making themselves as dirty as possible!

    Sarah x

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    1. So true, Sarah! I always think they quite triumphant after getting into some sort of mess, be it mud, sand, water, or occasionally something much worse! Oh dogs... :)

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  3. Beautiful flowers Laura. Spring has truly sprung!
    Kate x

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  4. So sorry to hear about your grandmother. I hope you have lots of lovely memories of times with her to cherish.
    Enjoy those spring blooms!!

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    1. Thanks for the kind thoughts, Julie. I have many and I can honestly say that they are all good ones - she was a truly wonderful lady.

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  5. Beautiful flowers for the start of Spring, Laura. Spring is really a wonderful season for flower-lovers. Meg:)

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    1. Thanks, Meg! Spring is spectacular, but I have to confess I have a soft spot for autumn.

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  6. Such beautiful pictures Laura! I love it when all the yellow daffodils appear - it always makes me smile, and yours look absolutely gorgeous! It's getting colder around here now so you're inspiring me to start planting some bulbs for next Spring! :)

    Kate x

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    1. They definitely make you feel like spring, don't they? Our first tulips are sneaking out today as well, although they're a bedraggled looking mudspattered white in our current wet weather - what can you do? Spring indeed. :)

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