We have had some lovely weather this weekend, and this morning I made the most of it and pottered around my little potted garden, deadheading and planting and generally tidying things up a little.
This Dianthus (often called pinks) is in full bloom. It has a delicate scent that can really only be smelt when close to it.
Son came home with some plants from the garden centre last week and a couple of them had no name tags. This was one of them, and I planted it into one of the hanging baskets.
At a guess, I think it may be one of the new types of petunias. It is pretty anyway.
This afternoon, when it was getting too hot to be outdoors, we watched replays of rugby – the All Blacks (dressed in near-white!) against France, and then the England against South Africa game.
The All Blacks lost dramatically so the less I say about them the better!
The English game was nail-biting. The sort of game that has you sitting on the edge of your seat – England managed to win by one point. Very exciting.
There were protest drives throughout the country today by farmers – so there were many tractors and 4WD utes on the road!
I have family members who participated. The farming community is fed up with how they are being treated and feel totally ignored in all major government decisions that affect their livelihood.
Unfortunately, there are also people protesting vaccinations and freedom restrictions (and others protesting climate change), so all the different protests are becoming a bit muddled together.
I find it quite alarming to see how angry some people are becoming, and often wonder where it is all going to end.
And then I remember what the Dalai Lama once said: “Do not let the behaviour of others destroy your inner peace.”
So, smile and be at peace with yourself 😊