Saturday, 21 November 2009

Blogging around the world

Hello! How nice to see you, I'm guessing that you have come to me from Jools' page. That's quite a journey so come in, settle yourself down in front of the fire and I'll put the kettle on for a cup of tea. Sorry, but you are a bit early to try out the sloe gin I started making recently, that won't be ready until Christmas, but you know you are more than welcome to come back now you know where to find me.

You saw the front garden on your way in, but if I open the curtains you'll be able to see the back garden too. The tree on the right has lost all it's leaves now but at the beginning of autumn it was beautiful, full of burgundy coloured foliage. We've still got 5 koi carp in the pond but the herons have had a banquet this year on the golfish we had, we've lost about 9. We've had the pond about 10 years and this is the first year that herons have bothered us, I think the koi are too big for them and too quick at diving to the bottom.

So now you have seen what I see when I open the curtains each day, and I don't want to rush you but I know that Sian is waiting to see you. In fact I think I'll join you, we can find her together. All I know is that she lives in a very tall house, with The Accountant, The Tall One and the Small One. Let's go .....

26 comments:

Amy said...

Deb, it is so lush a green and gorgeous at your place - don't mind if I do come back again soon!

Beverly said...

Thanks for the tea, I feel like you were talking directly to me :)

helena said...

love those colours in the garden. thanks for being part of the blog party

JO SOWERBY said...

oh dear herons. you need a nice frame to cover your pond and mesh like my parents have got. me i love herons but i don't have any fish!!!
jo xx

Sian said...

What a lovely invitation! You have a gorgeous garden and it's been lovely to visit you this evening. See you again soon!

scrappyjacky said...

What a lovely view.

humel said...

Lovely pics, thanks for sharing :-)

(I shall definitely be back for some sloe gin! x)

Karen said...

a fantastically written blog post.Well done Debs

Jools said...

Oooh, what a lovely garden. Sad I'm too early for the sloe gin! I love sloe gin :D

Christy said...

you've made me feel so welcome! thanks! :)

RachelB said...

Ooh sloe gin! I will have to join you in a class of OJ this year though - due to my current condition : ) Lovely garden Deb, it looks so colourful.

sm3wkl said...

Lovely gardens!

Margi said...

absolutely beautiful view, the garden colors are gorgeous.

Irene said...

Mmmm! Lovely cuppa! But I think I'll be back again for some of that sloe gin!

Photographing Mom said...

Very beautiful place!

Thanks for sharing. :o)

Hazel said...

Lovely garden. Thanks for sharing.

Francine87544 said...

You're already on my Google Reader. I may not visit every day (work gets in the way and the boss frowns on looking at blogs when I should be working.) Love your views. Would love to live there.

Cheri said...

Been following you through google reader from the class - glad to be on the hop with you!

Maya said...

Ah, your garden is gorgeous! Love the pool, the pots, everything!

Angela2932 said...

Such beautiful gardens! I like your "voice" in this blog!

Tracy said...

Fire feels good. I love your garden, and it is bigger than all the gardens I remember from the UK. MMM, sloe gin, I always thought sloes were little animals like mice or something. Clearly not

elinjanne said...

Thanks for tea! Your surroundings are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
-elin-

Melissa said...

wow, you have a lovely garden.

Heather said...

Deb what a gorgeous garden, colour are great!

Deb said...

What a lovely view you have! And how fun to have a fish pond as well! Thanks for the peak out your window this morning.

PS: Love the story about the Christmas pudding recipe. My grandma has a few things she makes that aren't written down anywhere so when she's gone we'll be in the same boat.

JJ Sobey said...

your front garden looks so lush and inviting! (mine looks abandoned, LOL!)