Welcome to May’s Serenity Circle.
This past month hubby and myself have spent a lot of time in the garden (ha ha, where else during lock down)?!! 😆
The weather’s been really sunny here in Aberdeenshire—although we have had a few wet days, plus a couple of days when we had snow flurries—for the most part the weather’s been really lovely.
Nikon D200 • various lenses
Transforming the garden
Hubby’s been really busy transforming the back garden into a little oasis of peace and calm. He built a new path, planted various shrubs, bushes and flowers and re-positioned a fence to include a hideaway bin keep!
He also built a raised vegetable bed from wood recycled from the garden and we’ve planted salad leaves, radish, beetroot and spring onions in it already.
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. —Audrey Hepburn
In addition to this, I ordered a couple of vegetable growing bags in preparation for growing baby potatoes and carrots. I’d also like to grow our own herbs at some point too.
In the evenings….
…. it’s been really fine sitting on the garden bench looking out across the garden and admiring the transformation each new day brings. We had started out with a red, pink and white colour theme, which we’ve carried on for the most part, but as the weeks have passed, we’ve introduced a few more colours too, e.g. orange and blue.
The sounds of nature
The sound of bees gently humming as they hover from flower to flower has been a constant background noise from early morning ’til late into the evening. We’re more than happy to encourage them because they do a really good job pollinating the garden.
Another pleasant sound is that of the birds chirping in the surrounding tree tops.
Faith is a bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. —R. Tagore
I’m an early riser and I often stand at the back door early in the morning (just before the world begins to stir) listening to the birds’ morning chorus; it’s so beautiful and and how I like to start the day.
…. of a secret hideaway under the blossom tree where I can steal away with a book and a cuppa and pure chill! I think hubby may have other plans for this spot however, i.e. a BBQ area, so we’ll have to wait and see. I’ll be happy with whatever he decides ‘cos either way, both ideas seem good to me.
Well this is a tiny glimpse into my small corner of the internet this month. Next we’re off across the pond to Canada to visit Lori McLellan, Calgary area Fine Art Photographer with her post “Spring Serenity”. Enjoy!
About the Serenity Circle: We are a collaborative group of photographers from various parts of the world – some working professionals, others hobbyists like myself. The Serenity Circle represents a wide range of photography genres with the common theme being serenity moments experienced and captured during the past month. This particular circle was established in April 2015 and is one of the longest running of its kind online. It was set up by Nadeen Flynn, multi-genre photographer and teacher from Northern California.
The Serenity Circle goes live on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.