Sunday 27 November 2011: Gardening is magic...
639/365: ... especially when you notice little oddities like this!
It does look a bit like magic - the sun streaming through to the ivy on the other side. In reality, it's a old glass demijohn that has been buried in a flower bed for the last year, is filled with water and gunk... and which the ivy has taken over. And when the sun shines through it all becomes glowing and gorgeous.
Have done some pruning and weeding in the garden today. Putting the garden to bed for the winter - and getting myself a bit stung and prickled in the process! Hard to think it was snowing this time last year - even though it was pretty windy out, it was still kinda mild.
I am glad that I spent the time earlier in the year making my veggie patch. We had Jerusalem artichokes, leeks and sprouts from it today - there are potatoes, cabbages and beetroots still to come and it all puts me in my happy place to get out there. Felix got all enthusiastic and hacked down some brambles (on the half of our wild garden that I never got around to tackling!), and then rode his bike all over my freshly dug soil. Grrrr!
Other than that, the kids have made houses out of the sofa for most of the day and played their socks off. Nick's been painting. I've been gardening and cooking. Made a carrot and coriander soup for lunch, then a roast dinner (veggie pie) with an artichoke gratin later on. Felix ate so much dinner he looks about 10 months pregnant.
PS He is Master Creosote...
PPS ... just one... more... wafer... thin... carrot... *stuff*