Thursday 17 December 2020

Summer Has Arrived


Once again, thank you to all those who made comments on my last posting.  I really appreciate them and am happy to report things are looking brighter.

Our weather here has now turned decidedly summery, with blue skies and warm temperatures although we have had some wind at times.  The umbrella has been up out on the deck and it has been very pleasant sitting out there in its shade.

'Mrs Pollock' is blooming well

I had a lovely day yesterday with one of my sisters-in-law.  I think we spent the whole day just talking!  It is always a pleasure to get together with a relation who is also a good friend, and have a good natter about everything under the sun.

Pretty Petunias in one of our hanging baskets.

Lately, I have been reading through my collection of Georgette Heyer historical romances and they pass the time away quite nicely.

I have been feeling a bit guilty though, about not visiting anyone else’s blog recently.  Please forgive me and I hope I will soon be a regular visitor again.

Sunny Marigolds bring cheer to the garden.

Our Christmas Tree has been decorated – just a small one this year as I will be away for the day, grand-daughter will be at her mother’s, and son will be sleeping after having finished a night shift at work.

Keep smiling 😊



  1. Your flowers are bright and beautiful!

  2. Such vibrant colour in your garden. Does gardening help? Yours is definitely looking beautiful. Love to Mittens too. xxx Mr T

  3. How lovely it sounds, sitting out on the porch under blue skies and chatting with your sister in law. Just what you should be doing, and reading your books.
    Keep relaxing and doing what you enjoy

  4. I'm glad you are feeling slightly better, your beautiful colourful flowers must help as does sunny days. Here in UK is bleak, grey and wet for days and days.

  5. Hello,
    Your flowers are lovely. Enjoy your Christmas with the family. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Take care, have a happy day!

  6. The flowers are a wonderful burst of colour. Outside it is white here - winter has arrived in Ontario!

  7. Such a lovely glimpse of summer with those blooms. I am glad things are looking brighter, Margaret.

  8. For you, Summer...

    For me, decidedly Winter... We are the North Pole!!! -grin-

    So happy you are feeling better. Also so happy, that you know when to take meds.

    Enjoy your lovely weather...

    Greetings from the North Pole!
    ⛄ 🎄 🎅 🎁 ⛄

  9. A warm greeting from Europe ... it is wonderful to travel from winter to summer so quickly.
    Thanks for the beautiful colored flowers, wonderful to see.
    I need a thick jacket, hat and gloves here, even though the snow that we had unfortunately melted again. Christmas with snow is everyone's wish :-)) here.
    Greetings to you very warmly.

  10. I'm so glad that you're feeling a bit better. The sunshine and flowers must surely help, at least they would for me. How lovely that you had a day chatting with your SIL.

  11. I am so glad things seem a bit brighter for you. I love the will be a while before we see them again. But the winter is passing quickly.

    Don't feel guilty about not visiting...sometimes we just need a break when things overwhelm us.

  12. Your flowers are so pretty! I love summer time and warm weather. We had cold rain all day yesterday, with wind. It was miserable! Don't mean to complain...thankful to be alive and well. :)

  13. I've been ready for our spring and summer to come back since autumn began here lol. I will enjoy all the beauty and color of yours by proxy! Mrs. Pollock is GORGEOUS!! I'm going to look around next spring and see anyone has that plant here! Blessings to you, Margaret!

  14. Glad you are better!! Here the sun is out, too. Only 4C, though. But some flowers resist this and brave up! Have a nice day, Margaret!

  15. Same weather up here, it is hot hot hot and my lavender plants are loving it.

  16. Hi Margaret, so good to hear that you are on the up. xxxxx I too am enjoying your garden by proxy, lovely flowers. I was wondering, also, what beach is in your photo? A west coast one?

    1. The photo was taken at Castlepoint in the Wairarapa on our recent road trip :)


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