Dear Monty,

I notice that gardening is being promoted as being good for both physical and mental health, now while I agree with this - I do think it should be pointed out to prospective garden makers - that it can also be fraught with anxiety.

My anxiety fluctuates like the seasons.

Yesterday the light was such that the structure of the garden - even a harmonious rhythm, spoke peace to my inner man, but today it seems to have gone ! How can that be?
Is light playing tricks with me?

Unlike you I do not have much flower colour in the garden, most of the colour is provided by leaves, and I suppose this may be the problem.

Nevertheless - how good it is when it does work - Yesterday was a moment of heaven.
I tried to capture it in a sketch and photograph - words cannot describe why I felt so at ease with it.



  1. So that skull you picked up is going to get painted pink or something? For half of the year, our garden colour is going to be leaves of the evergreens and twiggy brown of the rest. Green is not a single colour, of course. Neither is brown. Nature never stops working. Though we may stop seeing!

    1. I think we do stop seeing - you are right John.


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