11 Nov 2009
Yesterday was a very good day …
It's a strange old thing, this blogging lark, isn't it? One minute I'm feeling that there's nothing to tell, then suddenly I find there's almost too much to fit into one post. So here are three lovely things that happened yesterday:
1. I (think I might just have) saved a bumblebee. As I left home, I noticed a large, very still, bumble bee on an expanse of cold concrete path outside the door. It's not often you get to see one of these beauties close up and, as I bent down for a closer look, one of it's legs stretched. So, not dead but probably too tired and cold to move to safety. Having recently been prompted to read up about bee hotels, I scooped it up (on my shopping list as it was probably not too tired to sting me!) and took it to some sheltered ground level Knotweed stems, where it perked up a bit, and I left some freshly picked flowers within easy reach so it could get to the nectar. (That may have been calling to my inner Girl Guide a bit, but it satisfied my need to nurture.) Any hoo, the bee was not to be seen when I returned, so I like to think it made it to underground Bee Safety.
2. Passing through a local Garden Centre (oh, alright then… Homebase), among all the almost empty gardening shelves was a box containing winter hardy Onion Sets… (slaps forehead) a veg which I'd completely forgotten about! (And they're a staple of my shopping list.) One purchase later, I consider this a very serendipitous encounter indeed.
3. Returning home to post my October photo collage, I notice a comment from a lovely fellow gardener, Jo at The Good Life, who has nominated my little bloggy-woggy for an award. Gosh. I'm totally awed and honoured. So, thank you - and yes, I'm very, very pleased to accept. (It may take me a while to pass the award on, in the time honoured tradition, as I first have to check out my fellow nominees, but I'll do my best.)
So, now that I have proof that people out there are reading my scribblings, to celebrate, I think it's time for a piece of this…