My Walk Around The Garden

Shrub in The Faery Garden - This is the shrub in the Faery Garden. It was gifted to me and I don't know what it's called. lol.
@Darkwing (21588)
February 19, 2008 4:12pm CST
This afternoon, just after lunch, I went up and walked around my garden as I'd intended. This was to be my exercise for today, as my leg had been a bit stiff this morning. I don't know why. The sun came out again, as if it knew I was going up there, which made me smile before I started. The pathway to my garden is an uphill slope, but I took it slowly, and the first thing I noticed was a hanging basket, which has heather and ivy in it, as well as a miniature daffodil. Both the heather and daffodil were in flower and thriving, and the ivy is now trailing quite a long way down the side. I stopped for a moment and took in the picture... truth is, I took my digital camera with me, and when I switched on, nothing happened... the batteries had gone. lol. So, onwards, through the archway, which is covered in honeysuckle... the flowers are not out yet, but there is abundant new growth of leaves on it, and the same with the honeysuckle which is draped over the playhouse, just inside the garden by the hedge. Next, I thought I'd stop at the arbour and check out my acorns for growth, but I could see nothing.. perhaps it's a bit early yet, but they're a symbol to me of my spiritual growth this year, so I hope they do flourish. :) The winter clematis on one side of the arbour, on the other hand, is in flower... pretty, small, white, teardrop shaped flowers which come out in winter. The rose, on the other side of the arbour had new leaves sprouting and unfolding... next, came my faery garden. Snowdrops grow around the edge, their white flowers breaking up the stone edging, the shrub that's in there has grown quite a lot, as have the herbs and lavender, but there was no sign of bluebells coming up just yet. Maybe I was expecting a bit much as it's only February, and they normally flower early May. The rest of the garden had daffodils which were half open, an azalea behind them, which blooms deep red in April/May, has grown quite a bit, and has lots of leaves, the polyanthus, particularly red and yellow ones, were flowering, although a little stunted in height, forsythia buds were beginning to open, and cerise and white heather created contrast in the top garden. The holly bushes have grown up quite a bit and will have to be trimmed back soon, and the strawberry leaves were trailing down the sides of the pots, so it looks as though Spring is here. I stood at the top of the garden for a while, watching the sheep roaming the field... obviously expecting their young about Easter time; and listening to the birds chirping happily in the trees. I spent about half an hour out there, and decided it was time to come in and sit for a while, because I was beginning to ache. So that was the end of my outdoor exercise today, but I enjoyed it very much. Also, the weather forecast says it's starting to get progressively warmer, into Saturday, so I might be able to go out there a bit more this week.:)
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@raydene (9874)
• United States
20 Feb 08
Hey Doll...I ahve missed your walks and with the cold weather we are having it came at the best time...I so enjoy your little jaunts.. xoxoxoxoxo
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@Darkwing (21588)
20 Feb 08
Thank you Raydene... I'm glad you enjoyed it. It's not quite the same as a walk, but it's fresh air, and Nature combined. Brightest Blessings. xxxx
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
21 Feb 08
Well I checked the Fairy Garden the other Night but we came back home as it was to cold to play so we will have to wait a bit longer I guess Love and Hugs xxxx
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@Darkwing (21588)
21 Feb 08
A good gathering of faeries will be present on the night of 31st April/1st May. This is Beltane, and by then, the bluebells should be out, and he weather warmer, so start preparing for that date, my friends. xxx
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
21 Feb 08
Ok I will let Gissi know he asked if his Bone is still buried where he left it last Year ????
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@Darkwing (21588)
22 Feb 08
Well, unless the faeries have been up to their normal mischief, I guess it must be. I haven't dug the garden since then. I've done a bit of weeding but not come across his bone. If it's not there now... It wasn't me!!! ha ha ha xxx
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• United States
21 Feb 08
I see you are mobile again Darkwing, such a good thing. What a wonderful picture you paint, of your garden. It doesn't take much imagination to walk through it with you, and enjoy the wonderful feeling of Spring. I'm so very happy to hear you are up and about and hope you will be able to post some pictures for us to enjoy. I'm sure the faery's were keeping their eyes on you also, and helping you along....smile. You know what I like about you the most Darkwing?...You completely appreciate what you have. How many times I've wondered as I'm driving if people really appreciate the homes that they have, the flowers, the tree's, and actually soak it up?...or is it just there for them. Such a shame as they are missing so much in their lives if they don't.
• United States
16 Mar 08
Thank You so much again, Darkwing, for BR!...you are so kind. I can't wait to hear more about your garden soon, and the many more flowers and animals that will appear for you. I hope you take some pictures so we can walk along your side down the path.....xxxooo. How is your leg coming along?
@Darkwing (21588)
16 Mar 08
You're welcome, my friend. I'm suffering a bit of a relapse with my leg at the moment, and it's very wet out in the garden. It won't stop raining at the moment. Still, both will pick up soon, I hope, and I can get out a bit more.
@deeeky (3668)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
20 Feb 08
It is good to hear of your exploits in the garden and using the excercise to strenghen your legs. As we all know that our health is our wealth and we have to maintain our mobility as long as we can. All the money in the world is useless if we cannot get about to enjoy it. Blessings my friend.
@Darkwing (21588)
20 Feb 08
You're quite right there, Deeeky. Being at one with Nature and the Elements, is far more valuable to me than any amount of money. It gives peace of mind which money can't, and having been unable to get out for more than a couple of weeks, made me appreciate my legs too. I couldn't bear to be immobile. I would lose all purpose in life. Brightest Blessings and thank you for your contribution my dear friend. Stay well, and have a great day. x
@Darkwing (21588)
20 Feb 08
P.S. Sorry about all those "e"s. lol.
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
22 Feb 08
Your garden sounds wonderful. I could see it in my mind as you described it. Thank you for sharing your garden with me today.
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@Darkwing (21588)
22 Feb 08
You're so welcome, my friend. I'm only too happy that so many of you were able to walk with me, and see and smell my garden. Sharing with you all is not a problem. I hope my happiness spreads amongst all my friends. :) Brightest Blessings. x
@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
21 Feb 08
Aaaah what a lovely description of your garden Darkwing. I could just imagine myself in that setting when I was reading your post. Very refreshing considering its freezing cold here. I can't wait for Spring and Summer to arrive!
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@Darkwing (21588)
22 Feb 08
Your Spring seems to arrive that little bit later than ours, my friend, although I have to admit, ours is very early this year. I keep expecting to wake up and see snow! lol. However, it's still dry, and warming up a little as there's cloud cover. I'm glad you enjoyed your walk with me around my garden. I'm going to try to get a little bit further each time I go out, which will hopefully be every two to three days. In between, I rest. Brightest Blessings, and all the best wishes for a warm and sunny Spring to come to you soon. x
@mummymo (23707)
20 Feb 08
Thank you so much for sharing this tour of your garden with us My lovely friend - I can see it all in my minds eye! I have missed going on your excursions with you sweety and i do hope that as your leg improves along with the weather we will go on more trips together! Hugs xxxx
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@Darkwing (21588)
20 Feb 08
You're welcome, Mummymo. I know how you love the walks, especially as you have difficulty in taking them at the moment, and I shall endeavour to get further afield very soon, and take you with me. Brightest Blessings, love and hugs. xxxx
@patgalca (14605)
• Orangeville, Ontario
20 Feb 08
It certainly sounds like a beautiful garden. I suppose I would be outside all the time if I had a garden like that. Right now my yard is filled with about 4 feet of snow so I won't be walking out there anytime soon. Even in the summer time, we don't have a garden in the backyard. We have an ugly old deck and an above ground swimming pool. Not the greatest looking yard actually. Yours sounds like something out of fantasy movie. Beautiful!
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@Darkwing (21588)
20 Feb 08
My Oak Tree - Here is my little oak tree which I'm trying to bonsai. It's doing well at the moment, and I hope it continues to do so.
I don't know that it's that fantastic, but I've tried to keep it country-like, but still bring a few garden flowers in, to blend with the wild varieties. I screened it with hedgerows for privacy and because I don't like the bare fences, which were a bit old and broken down anyway... concrete posts and metal wires between them. ugh! I'm trying to nurture the little oak in the picture. I want to bonsai it, and am hoping it will survive, because my garden is nowhere near big enough to house a fully grown oak. I've also planted two more acorns, in the hope they will all germinated, and can be used as a lawn edging. Brightest Blessings and thank you for your contribution.
@GardenGerty (102612)
• United States
20 Feb 08
When you get a chance, I would love to see a picture of your winter clematis, as I have a variety my mom called kitchen clematis, the books call it wild clematis or fall clematis. I am familiar with most of the things you have growing, and it really made me feel as if it were spring for real. We have at least another month to go before we have spring like weather consistently. We had a pretty day today, but it will be a bitter one tomorrow. Soak up some pretty weather for me.
@Darkwing (21588)
20 Feb 08
Ok... I'll see what I can do if the flowers are still there next time I get out. I took my camera out but the batteries were flat, so they have to be charged to. It's a tiny white flower, which hangs down, like a teardrop. I suppose a bit like snowdrops before they come out. I have a rich purple coloured one growing in the same place too, but that's a May flowering one. It's beautiful though, with big, purple flowers. Brightest Blessings... I hope you can get out in the garden soon, in the sunshine. x
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
20 Feb 08
That's a very lovely place you have there, I'm glad that you are now enjoying the time appreciating nature at it's best!;) We have a mini-garden here, I don't have to walk around it since it's that big and wide!;) But I do enjoy spending my time there, I sit around there with my guitar every afternoon. I sometimes bring a book there too, to read as I relax and feel the nature's ambiance!;) But now the weather's kinda rough, the wind chills are cold and there are occasional rain fall. The weather's been cold for the past months now, I do welcome it except for the rain. I hope that you do enjoy more of nature for the coming days, a little walk and sight-seeing do ease our boredoms at times and I hope that you do get well sooner!;)
@Darkwing (21588)
20 Feb 08
Yes, I appreciate living in the countryside, and being able to enjoy Nature. I'm in a different world when I walk... my imagination is good. :) I take my book out too, in Summer. It's not quite warm enough yet and the air feels damp even though it isn't raining, but I'll be out there later, lying on my relaxer, my book in hand. Brightest Blessings, my friend. x
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
20 Feb 08
Hi Darkwing! I am so happy to know that you had an outdoor exercise today in your garden. What a beautiful garden you have. I was able to picture it in my mind and I felt so relaxed while trying to imagine how it is to be in your garden. I am sure it will be more beautiful if all the flowers are in full bloom. What I just can't imagine is the heather. I really have no idea what it looks like. I guess, I have to do a search in the internet after I post this response. hehe..Take care and have a nice day! :)
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@Darkwing (21588)
20 Feb 08
My Herb Garden - My Herb Garden is at the top of the lawn, between garden and field of sheep.
Thank you, Faith, my firend. Yes, it's lovely in full bloom, especially in June when all the scents of orange blossom, roses and honeysuckle mingle and drift on the air. I like to sit out there and read my book. Heather is a moorland and woodland plant here, growing on hills, moors and in woodland parks. It's generally purple in the wild, but I have purple, cerise and white varieties. I've posted a picture of just my Herb Garden for you to see how it looks. Brightest Blessings, and you have a great day too, my friend. xx
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