Tuesday, 6 August 2013

An 'ordinary' sort of day.

I am not driving again after my recent attack, and the likelihood is that I shall not drive again, so I must get used to it.   Luckily I have some very good friends and a wonderful partner who is willing to drive me wherever I wish to go.

This morning friend W collected me just to go into town to the Post Office.   As she had an appointment later we only had time for a quick cup of coffee - but it was time for a chat and passing the time of day.   So thank you W for starting my day off on the right note.

When I got home the farmer was in the Utility Room shelling peas.   I find shelling peas on a par with watching paint dry - they are not my favourite vegetable anyway and it is such a boring occupation.
However, because the farmer loves them, he is happy to spend the whole morning shelling them.   Then I froze them for future use.

This afternoon I went to visit friend M and we spent a lovely afternoon with our feet up discussing the world, the village, our families - anything and everything in fact.   M and I have been friends for a long time and we never ever run out of things to say to one another.   So thank you M for a lovely afternoon.

On leaving (the farmer was collecting me) I saw the patch of oregano in her front garden.   It was absolutely covered in bees of all shapes and sizes.   What a good year for honey this is going to be surely.   The blossom in the Spring was prolific, the herbaceous borders have all been full of bloom, and now - as we go into Autumn - the mauves and purples of herbs and Michaelmas daisies are everywhere and so are the bees.   I just managed to catch one Tortoiseshell butterfly on the oregano before my camera told me that my memory card was full.

As we came back down the drive I saw that the buddleia was in bud.   Now that is where the butterflies will really arrive in about a fortnight, all being well.

It is our Writers' Meeting in the morning, so I now need to get ready for that.


Em Parkinson said...

I'm with you on the pea shelling front Pat.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I could sit and shell peas all day - and I love to eat them too, any way at all.

Great photo of the bee and butterfly. I'm glad your friends are keeping you busy.

Cloudia said...

I enjoyed this enormously.
Butterflies are my new special pals.....

MorningAJ said...

Oh shelling peas! Sitting in the garden, in the sun or shade (depending on my mood) and sneaking an occasional little green sphere, fresh from the pod. Heaven! And the smell of them! Of course, if you don't like peas I can see that it would be a rather tedious experience.

Heather said...

We were lucky to get any peas when we grew them and discovered that many of them disappeared into the mouth of one of our then small daughters! I have oregano in my garden and love to see the bees enjoying it. I want to give it a haircut long before they have had their fill so have to be patient.
I lost my nerve for driving some years back and still have no wish to try again, but can understand how difficult it must be for you coming to terms with your situation and admire your positive attitude.
Enjoy your Writers' Meeting.

Pondside said...

I love an ordinary sort of day. The rhythm of the tasks that are done each day and the grace notes of the interruptions that come. Lovely post.

Golden West said...

I relish monotonous tasks, - weeding, pitting cherries, cutting tags. With no need to concentrate, my mind can wander.