Solstice Garden

To the Garden!

On a hot and sunny first day of summer, there was an exodus to the garden.

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Cosmos

Floradora conscientiously tended her little plants, cultivating and watering both the flowers…

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Carrots

…and vegetables!

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Flora

Vanilla and Henrietta just wanted to lose themselves in the flowers…

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William’s Bon Chrétien

…while Tipsy felt it was necessary to climb the pear tree where she checked on the fruit…

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Orb

…and the wildlife…

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Shady Picnic

…and then they all had a picnic under a shady squash leaf.

Happy Summer Solstice to all our friends north of the equator, and Happy first day of winter to our friends in the southern hemisphere, and whatever your season, may you have enough to eat, beauty to be part of, and friends to share it with!

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15 thoughts on “Solstice Garden

    • We are so lucky this garden is right outside the door! We bring in bouquets, and the doors are often open to catch the cross-breezes on warm days, so the garden wafts right in.

    • Weeds and all, we are revived by spending time in our garden – it has been an unexpected delight of my retirement! Of course the Hittys are not surprised, they have always enjoyed the flowers and adventures in gardens, though up until recently it has been other people’s gardens!

  1. a wonderful message and such pretty little girls to illustrate the joy of flowers, food and most of all good friends!!

    • The four of them have really welcomed summer! They loved their picnic under a squash leaf – wouldn’t you love to sneak up on a squash plant and find some tiny little people having sandwiches and pickles!?

    • Thank you very much! Three of the girls threw off their socks, and Vanilla wished I had carved her with bare feet instead of shoes…I think I broke Vanilla’s foot off when I was carving it though, and I think she has a wodge of “Quickwood” holding her ankle together…so it had to be painted shoes and socks for her!

    • Tipsy was very glad to change into a cute summer dress, and lead an expedition out to the garden! She is a cheerful little soul, and I need to put her into my pocket more often when I am wandering about!

  2. Winter is well and truly here! Although we have clear skies both day and night, the temperature really drops overnight, making walking Mouse a pleasantly brisk activity in the morning instead of a glum trudge in sweaty heat. Long may it last!

    • Glum trudges are not fun…I am glad the weather (and your foot?) have made the walkies less onerous! It was 4 degrees yesterday afternoon in the town in Argentina where I was born, and snowing that morning! Winter definitely arrived!

      • One of my nephews lives in the ‘Australian Alps’ (such as they are, not quite to European scale!), and they seem to be having a bumper year. Meanwhile, up here in coastal north Queensland, winter temperatures are occasionally in the single figures at night, and low to mid 20s C during the day. Just lovely!

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