I love eating seasonally, the anticipation while you wait for the food to come into season makes it taste even better than you imagined. The Cornish asparagus are now available and taste delicious, I look forward to them every year along with the new potatoes which hopefully are growing away in the bags. What are your favourite seasonal treat?
Xmas decorations have become a permanent feature in the garden, they hang like shiny apples from the branches. I'm not sure what the neighbours think of my unusual ornaments, but my garden will never be the manicured soul less suburban plot that many aspire to.
The vibrant yellow of the dandelions give way to the beautiful white clocks waiting to be blown away and wishes made. They cover my garden like little ghost flowers.
Tiny little flowers of blue hide in our overgrown, weed rich lawn. We will have to cut it soon before we lose our cat in the long grass, but for now I love to see the wild flowers that have found their own way here and are allowed to stay.
The delicate pink flowers provide a feast for the wildlife. Busy little creatures making the most of every minute to feed, as they almost disappear inside each flower. They need us to provide bee friendly plants to survive. If you only have room for one plant in your garden, make it one that the bees can benefit from.
The hedges along the roads are littered with blue, red and yellow signs urging us to vote for political parties. Do they think we don't realise there is an election going on and need this visual onslaught to remind us? Do they think we will vote for their party because they have littered the beautiful countryside? The sticker on my door saying 'No Junk Mail' is ignored as day after day more political leaflets are pushed through my letterbox. How many trees has it taken for them to print their propaganda which in many houses will be thrown straight into the bin? The politicians bicker about who said what, while across the world peoples lives have been taken and destroyed by an earthquake. They are not winning my vote by their tactics, I can make my decision without the hype. Why not take all the money they are spending on the election and send it to Nepal, now that might impress me enough to vote for them.
Life is exhausting and hectic at the moment, the insomnia has returned and I feel overwhelmed by my ever growing 'to do list'. Another week has flown by, another month gone, nearly a year since I started blogging, I can't believe it is May already, where has the year gone? This is not what I want for myself, this is not the simple life I dream of but I have to get through this to reach my goal. I want more time to create, to read, to listen, to walk, to cook and to grow. I want life to slow down, to be able to enjoy every minute. I feel like that busy little bee. I haven't even had the time for writing blog posts and catching up with my blog friends. Bare with me, I will try harder. Have a good weekend everyone.
Giveaway - I have put the names in a bag for the pepper giveaway and drawn out Dawn from Doing it for Ourselves Congratulations :) If you go on to Danis' page (the link is in my last post) you can see what you have to do.
Linking up with Amy for Five on Friday