Saturday, 27 January 2007


Another beautiful sunset last night; Mother Nature certainly knows how to paint a picture!what a glorious sight

I was awake quite early this morning and it gave me a chance to drop in read some of the Family Blog Carnival Posts; it's quite fascinating to see how different Bloggers have interpreted the title. A few of them I couldn't get into so will have to try later; if you fancy a look yourself just click this Blog Village Icon

the early bird

I was quite surprised to see a Blue Tit in the garden this morning; they seem to disappear from our garden once the summer's over and don't usually reappear until late Spring.

Grass seedlings I'm really please the way these Stipa and Fescue (the small one on the left at the base of the fluffy one) are doing. They were seedlings I found in the crack of our paving slabs; I gently lifted them and replanted them in the well drained area outside our front door and they seem to be thriving and grown a lot.

Daphne cutting Something else that's really coming on strong is the Daphne odorata cutting I took last Spring.

Daphne bud
It's even got a flower bud on it!.....this will smell absolutely gorgeous when it opens.

A lot of "positivity" in this post...I guess I really am in a Carnival mood.
p.s. if you missed mine click HERE


Stjernesol said...

Hi :)

Thank you for a wonderful comment on my blog :)

I'm so sorry about your husband, I can't even begin to understand how it must be like for you and your family...

I will send you some warm thaughts and good wishes.

Beautiful pictures!

talj said...

Hi Ruth, thank you for visiting my blog. You have some lovely things here!

I was so sorry to read about your husband. I lost my partner just over 18 months ago. Watching the one you love so ill can be very tough.

Ruth, I do not know which tumour your husband has been diagnosed with but in June 2006 my best friends 22 year old daughter was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme (Grade 4 brain tumour). She did have surgery but was told the outlook was bleak, maybe 18 months. She had radiotherapy and chemotherapy but sadly just 5 months after diagnosis and 2 weeks after she graduated from university Rose passed away. Yesterday would have been her 23rd birthday. On reading about you and your husband it brought me to tears.

In the time Rose was ill I did so much research and connected with so many people in the Brain Tumour community. If you ever need anything, even just someone to talk to, I would be more than happy to help wherever I can.

Just from reading your posts and seeing you around other blogs I get the feeling you are a very strong and courageous woman. It takes a lot of love and strength to go through what you are.

If you should ever need me please feel free to get in touch.

With love,


Auntie Noo said...

Down here in the deep dark south (well ok, . . . Surrey!!!) I only get Blue and Great Tits in the winter - I wonder if my lot migrate to you in the warmth of spring??? - It can be like a scene from snow white out here when I fill up the nut feeder!!!!

Tomas said...

Dear Ruth,
Tomas isnt strong In English, but his Hi is hearty.
and we grow in BV Carnival as in the wonderful garden sharing our comcern with each other and the love.

RUTH said...

Thank you to my new visitors.
Talj; may you find sweet memories to help you in your sorrow

talj said...

Dear Ruth, those are the things that keep me going. I was given a passage from a book to read after Damian passed away and this is what it said....

"Lost love is still love. It takes a different form thats all. You cant see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken, another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it....Life has to doesnt."

This is so very true! When memories are all we have they become the things that help us throw the tough times.

(((HUGS))) Hope you and yours have a lovely Sunday :o)

RUTH said...

talj; what a beautiful quote....thank you for sharing it with me.




This is a Flickr badge showing photos in a set called family. Make your own badge here.
Thanks Akelamula


A 1st Birthday Gift to my Blogpals

Thank you from Ruth

Thanks to Akelamula

creative blogger

Thanks Shaz

Thanks Skittles...worn with pride

created by Denise - given with love


Rockin' Shaz sxhmoozed me From Mags, Gill, Libby,Denise and Meeyauw