Happy Calendulas (AGGIL 8)
Even though I love travelling by train, sometimes it can be a bit of a pain to get to one of our local stations. The journey can to often feel far longer than it actually is, especially during rush hour.
Yesterday, as I started my journey to visit my client For Earth's Sake in Cranleigh, the traffic in which my bus was travelling seemed a bit endless. It seemed we were literally inching closer and closer rather than happily trundling along in our charabanc.
However, once I got off the bus and started walking down to the station I passed this lovely area of community gardening. It really is something that lifts me each time I'm nearing the real start of my journey. There are areas on either side that are simply grass verges and weeds, and in their own way they would be lovely - if the detritus and plastic was regularly removed! However, it is this block of community gardening that always lift my heart. To see the Calendulas happily blooming away and a few other perennial plants now in place alongside explanations of how and why this community managed space is here, it literally put a spring back in my step.
So, as I mentally skipped down to the platform and my train came trundled in, I already had a smile on my face. It really is amazing how just these little happinesses can lift our day.
A Guernsey Gardener in London, Day 8
23/10/2019 11:19:11 pm
I was watching Love your garden you can see how gardens, veg plots just lift the spirits so true Thanks for your thoughts..💌
24/10/2019 07:28:03 am
Thanks Anna. We are fortunate to have a few spots like this around us. Fingers crossed for more. 🤞
27/10/2019 08:03:11 am
28/10/2019 07:57:19 am
Amie - thank you so much for your kind words. And do call me Paul rather than 'Sir', a) it makes me feel old 🤔, and b) it elevates me, and I certainly prefer my feet on the ground, and c) we are all flesh, and bone, and emotions, and confusions. 😊
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