Easter Sunday

We were supposed to have been setting off for a mini-break in the Peak District today but you know how it is…. Anyway, rather than dwelling on the loss, I made some alternative plans for this Easter weekend.

I’ve already posted about decorating the front room but a more pressing concern is the dodgy back garden gate. So, now I’m juggling various balls, which is possibly what’s keeping me sane. Instead of running for a bus, I’m deciding which paintbrush to get out and trying to think of ways to help my daughter, since she is not dealing with this lockdown quite so well.

She’ll hopefully be pleased, though, with the Greek yoghurt (basically strained yoghurt) I made overnight and perhaps I can enlist her help in dealing with the aforementioned gate, once the paint has dried on the plank of wood I’d bought to do a ‘quick’ patch-up job.

I’ll post photos when the gate is in a more secure state and in the meantime here is an update on the hazel trees. I think I’ve worked out why the two of them are so different.

Looks like there might soon be catkins!
Maybe the catkins will develop later?

As you can see, the hazel on the west side of the garden is completely different from the one on the eastern side. The west gets a lot more sunlight, so it is no wonder the little tree is in bud and leaf, whilst the tall slender one isn’t. The difference in light levels probably also explains their different growth patterns: the smaller one doesn’t need to reach for the sky as it basks in sunlight most of the day, whereas the taller one only gets it in the afternoon.

Anyway, to round this post off, it being Easter after all, here is a photo I took last Sunday on our walk in the countryside next to our house. The egg forms part of a small sculpture park.

Happy Easter

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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4 Responses to Easter Sunday

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    Happy Easter, love the egg, and hope your daughter is coping better. Stay safe, xx

  2. I’m hoping you had a great Easter

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