Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.


Hard Work In The Garden

by admin - 20:27 on 14 June 2015

The sun shone today – perfect conditions for a return to the great outdoors and another yomp, this time in the Highlands. However, exercise came from another source – almost four hours of pushing our battered lawnmower around The Rural Retreat's rolling acres to reduce the shagginess created by nearly two weeks' unchecked growth. The results were impressive.

But there's a long way to go. Weeds are rampant, primulas need thinning and branches need trimming. I also have a cunning plan to brighten the area outside the cottage with potted herbs, and there's some outdoor furniture I have my eye on at the garden centre. So much to do, and time spent retrieving wildlife from Willow's jaws doesn't help. A young robin was the subject of this morning's rescue; it flew away shocked but unharmed.

Apart from the avian incident, cats have spent a quiet day (if Maia's persistent yowling for food is overlooked). Much indoor sleeping has taken place, as the scary lawnmower is no incentive to prowling around outside. There's been no time for snappery so here's one taken yesterday of Willow and Pandora attempting mind control in the kitchen.

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