a few ducks no longer in a row!
One Duck down
Two Ducks down...
Pepper has a lot of energy plus she's inquisitive.
She's fit and treats the bungalow as if it were her playground.
I should have guessed that when we brought her home she would be ruling the roost!
playing in the wine rack
there were no bottles of wine so it was open season...
attacking the box
helping me fold the laundry!
She's got "purr"-sonality
and our lives have been enriched since she came into our world.
She's just so adorable even when she's sleeping...
she's rarely far from my side
she'd been watching over me during my cold
(here she's shying away from the camera)
she's great company
a pretty good little feline
Cats are connoisseurs of comfort ~
This magnificent bloom is David Austin's Abraham Darby.
The scent is sweet and heady
bringing in a few of these roses can send an intoxicating fragrant wafting around The Humble Bungalow.
I have forgotten it's name
another heavy scented specimen...
very thorny stems though so one needs to exercise caution when pruning or cutting...
wear long rose warrior gloves!
The roses and peonies are putting on a show
and the blue bells are fading...
there's a bunch of garden chores calling
and in the nick of time my gardener is back.
Having "help" in the garden is very new to me
I suppose when one gets to a "certain age" one needs to be mindful of how much and how long one toils
years back I could work for 6 or 8 hours with a couple of small breaks for tea and food...
these days I am lucky if I can do 4 hours before flagging...
Oh well I mustn't beat myself up
I must just accept my limitations
and try to do so with a modicum of grace.
I think that I have become a "high maintenance" woman.
Not that I like the sound of this
but I fear it's true...
It is costing more to maintain The Humble Bungalow
not to mention what I spend at the hairdressers!
I suppose there will come a day when we give up on "Keeping Up Appearances."
but then would we start to resemble "Grey Gardens?"
perish the thought.....
and Press on...