Early morning in an Irish country garden.

31 May

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It is early morning…6.3o to be precise…a bit earlier than usual for me to be up and about but I didn’t sleep very well. Probably due to being on antibiotics and steroids for an upper respiratory tract infection. Hopefully the drugs will do the trick and in a few days I shall be tickety boo again.

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The only sound to be heard is the early morning birdsong. All the different voices merge together beautifully like a well rehearsed choir. So uplifting…

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A wheelbarrow full of grass clippings sits as testament to yesterdays unfinished jobs. The first chore today will be to mulch amongst the Blackcurrants with cardboard and these grass clippings.  But thats for later…

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By the pond Flag Irises are just showing their yellow flowers…

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and the Newts are up and about.  Must be hundreds of Newts in the pond. I wonder if Newts ever sleep?

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I can see little flower buds on the Water Lily.

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Everything feels so alive and vibrant. The growth is so strong that the scene changes from one day to the next. A  privilege to be able to observe it…I am thankful.

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As the Sun starts to emerge it is time to go indoors and get the kettle on for coffee.

A new day has begun…


20 Responses to “Early morning in an Irish country garden.”

  1. elaine May 31, 2014 at 7:09 am #

    What a lovely way to start the day – it is a special time – I enjoyed my early morning walk with you.

    • bridget May 31, 2014 at 7:18 am #

      Early morning is often the best part of the day. Glad you enjoyed it.

  2. charlieeasterfield May 31, 2014 at 8:41 am #

    Wow, Bridget! I can see how much work you’ve done since moving in, looking brilliant, and just waiting to burst into summer colour!
    I woke up inexplicably early yesterday, and it was the ‘Wide Awake,Get Up Now’ type, not the ‘go to bathroom then doze off til “proper” time’ type! The birdsong is indeed splendid at that hour, so is listening to it with coffee and a snuggled up Rasta, on the sofa verandah…. summer is upon us, long may it last! x

    • bridget May 31, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

      Let’s hope so. We have been working hard in the garden for months now…weather permitting. Looking like a good fruit year.

      • charlieeasterfield May 31, 2014 at 8:43 pm #

        It’s all burgeoning, isn’t it!
        I’m being driven mad…wrote a new post, but CANNOT get to see a preview….Had a bit of a shite day, despite glorious weather…wonder if my internal electricity is blighting my computer…hey ho! x

  3. Mominthegarden May 31, 2014 at 9:40 am #

    I just love to be able to go into the garden very early and enjoy the sounds of “living in the country”! Lovely pictures. You are so right, it is a such a privilege to be able to watch how nature changes so quickly. How lucky we are! Dana

  4. KerryCan May 31, 2014 at 10:18 am #

    You describe, beautifully, the joys of early morning! I think it’s the best time of day. And I love the phrase “tickety boo”–that’s a new one for me!

    • bridget May 31, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

      I’ve always thought early morning was the best part of the day. So many people miss it.

  5. Marla aka Crazy Mom May 31, 2014 at 11:32 am #

    Beautiful…. I love how lush and green everything is. Will it stay that way all summer or do you get dry? (I’m from Illinois – USA)

    • bridget May 31, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

      The ground here holds moisture well so I don’t think that will be a problem even if it is dry weather.

  6. Donna@GardensEyeView May 31, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

    Bridget I am finally catching up and what a beautiful sight to see your early morning emerald garden.

  7. thegardendeli May 31, 2014 at 8:46 pm #

    Hope you’re feeling better, and sleeping better, again soon. It is lovely to be out in the garden so early, when you can enjoy everything without being disturbed.

  8. Anne Wilson May 31, 2014 at 11:51 pm #

    Sorry to hear you have another infection, hope it clears up soon. The new bed is looking good.

    • bridget June 1, 2014 at 5:22 am #

      Thanks Anne. The antibiotics are working but I can’t sleep while taking them for some reason.

      • Anne Wilson June 1, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

        Do you have any Lime Blossom tea? It should be available, don’t think the powers that be have banned it, yet! It might be sold as Linden or Tilia tea as well. It works wonders for a good night’s sleep.

      • bridget June 1, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

        Don’t have that but am going to have Lemon Balm tea tonight before bed. Thanks!

  9. samanthabeverly June 1, 2014 at 10:30 am #

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your lovely morning!

  10. pianolearner June 1, 2014 at 8:35 pm #

    I hope you feel better soon.

  11. PlantPostings June 2, 2014 at 1:01 am #

    I feel as if I was really there from your beautiful description. I’m sorry you haven’t been feeling well, but what better way to recuperate and rejuvenate for a new day than in the garden! Yours looks so helathy and inviting! We are having a similar surge of green, healthy new life here in the northern Midwest part of the U.S. This time of year is such a blessing!

    • bridget June 2, 2014 at 8:02 am #

      I’m starting to feel better now. Being in the garden amongst nature is such good medicine for body and soul.

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