Morning Tea with Mandy

December 29th, 2009

gentle joys in my back garden

gentle joys in my back garden

Morning in my garden. I am taking a few moments to enjoy all the morning sounds over a cup of tea. Please join me. Right down the bottom of the garden I can hear the creek as it burbles along. I can enjoy this sound at the moment, but I know that as summer draws on the little creek will dry up. That is when the plants will have the hardest time. The birds find it difficult too, and it is important to put out a bowl of water for all the birds that visit my garden.

Waddles & Hazel

Waddles & Hazel

Overhead I can hear the screech of the cockatoos as they fly over. Down under the porch Hazel & Waddles, my ducks rummage about to find grubs. They add so much atmosphere to my garden. Chuckles, the kookaburra, lands on the porch rail to see if there is anything for his morning tea today. But no, that is more when there is a BBQ, when he enjoys our company more, and has a little taste of our sausage.

You know, gardening is one of our oldest and most rewarding of hobbies.  People of all ages and backgrounds love their gardens and want to share all the new and exciting things they learn there.  A garden is a living thing and must be treated as such; mulched and watered regularly, it will respond so rewardingly.  I am just a beginning gardener.  But I have found that other gardeners are the most friendly people, always on the lookout for a chat and to offer advice.  I am learning new things all the time.  My garden teaches me so much.

Morning tea with Mandy

Morning tea with Mandy

Well, this old year is drawing to a close and 2010 is just around the corner. I hope it will bring many happy times for you. Happy gardening!

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