What a satisfactory week! It’s been sunny every day and that’s helped my dahlia flowers unfurl their petals. I’ll write more on that later and show you some photos. I’m so glad I planted these glorious blooms.
The sunshine cheered my spirits this week. The leaves on the deciduous trees in my garden are changing colour and the nights are cooler. The autumn equinox is on its way.
I was cheered by a friend’s visit yesterday. I hadn’t seen her for a year and we enjoyed chatting and strolling around the garden. A cutting from her pink-flowering cane begonia came to live with me and I sent her home with a clump of chives and two Japanese anemone plants, as well as a bunch of dahlias. Simple pleasures.
I read some interesting articles this week. Please enjoy!
Saying No! to Fear with Holly Ringland
This is actually a podcast. I don’t like listening to podcasts because I lose concentration, so I read transcripts instead. Holly Ringland is the author of the wonderous novel, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart.
Writer’s blockdown: after a year inside, novelists are struggling to write
Insights from some British novelists about the challenges to their creativity during the severe local lockdowns.
Deep Nostalgia: ‘creepy’ new service uses AI to animate old family photos
This certainly creeped me out.
Claiming Quiet in a Loud World
The modern world often seems as if it favours noisy extroverts. What if you prefer quiet?
Pearls out, protests in: This generation of grandmothers is kicking the tired cliches aside
The headline says it all.
At Werribee Mansion, flowerbeds are transformed to feed families in need
Back to the past with a simple idea.
Your guide to not getting murdered in a quaint English village
For when we can travel again.