Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Stop and pause

As I sit here looking out at a very grey and dreary sky, I feel the need to remind myself that this is a British summer, and the sun DOES shine - occasionally!

These are a few shots I took quickly on my phone yesterday when we got back from nursery.

I love the shade of lavender against the red brick.

I'm not a very good gardener, and as we have inherited this garden I have even less chance of knowing what these flowers are, but they have just opened up and are so beautiful and delicate, swaying in the breeze.

They are hanging on for dear life really as they are right next to the children's sand pit!

These little white flowers are climbing up the wall next to the kitchen door.  They are a huge hit with the local bee and wasp population, which therefore I'm afraid does not make it a big hit with me!  I have a HUGE fear of bees and wasps, which I am trying to keep in check in front of the kids. 

The kids jumped at the chance to get out in the garden in the sunshine,and the sand pit is a big favourite, although Elsa is still learning it is NOT good to eat sand, and George needs constant reminders not to throw or kick sand in the air!

It makes me so happy though to see them playing together in the sun!

Its lovely just to stop, pause and appreciate what you can see and what you have. 

I am very lucky


Ava said...

What beautiful flowers , I'm thinking your climber might be a clematis ? Love the lavender xx Ava from Australia :)

ruth said...

Thank you for your lovely comment! I'm so sorry it has taken me so long to post this, for some reason I have had real problems in writing comments on blogs even on my own! Think you maybe right about it being a clematis. I have had a look at your lovely blog, will visit it regularly!

Best wishes