The Friday Flower – After the Rain

Well Friday has rolled round again and what a week it has been. It started off on a positive note but unfortunately went down hill, however this seems to be the norm at the moment and so when Friday comes around it’s a relief. The tension in my neck and shoulders seems worse than ever and I think I need to see about some serious massage therapy, but until then I have my flowers to cheer me up and put the smile back on my face. Gardening has always been an outlet for me, more so now I have the greenhouse! This evening has been a treat as although it is cool, grey and damp the droplets remaining after the rain storms look beautiful on the emerging flowers and leaves, the plants seem as relieved as I do that it’s Friday, their stress has been lack of real water for weeks and so now they look refreshed and revitalised. Here is the sole surviving Allium, sadly last years terrible slug fest seems to have destroyed the other bulbs, but this one is a treat, I hope you like it! Have a lovely relaxing weekend and thanks again for all your views, likes and comments!

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41 Day 67 – Check your Mirrors!

Day 67 already! I really cant believe I have posted 67 posts but its here in black and white! So today is a cheeky shot that takes me back to my driving test mmmmmm so many years ago!! I was sat in my car this morning waiting for the windows to clear and just as I was about to pull off a van driving somewhat faster than he should flew past and almost took my wing mirror off! Leaping on the brakes and recovering from a near miss I now felt somewhat more awake than I had done seconds earlier!!! So, going back to basics I checked the mirrors and pulled off…..it was a reminder of that most stressful of days many years ago, my driving test! I can still remember my instructor drilling into me ‘mirrors, mirrors mirrors!’ He was a great driving instructor but I still remember the feeling of utter dread that gripped me before each lesson – even though I was desperate to learn to drive and loved every minute of the lesson (well maybe with the exception of the reverse round the corner!!) So here’s a reminder straight from my instructor….Mirror!!!!