23.5.14

re-charging in nature

Thank you flowers for the yoga space we used this week.

Life has been a little bit fraught this week. I managed to fall out with someone close by. Not the teen!! only two exclamation marks there..... Living close by to other people, can mean being adaptable, learning to tolerate, setting boundaries, or not as the case be! Or it can mean having a real who ha and behaving like a crazy woman......fighting for her patch. I do really try not to do the second option, but sometimes due to personal circumstances we can find ourselves closer to the edge than we realized.

Saying that though this week I have found that all in all I am feeling much more empowered as I go about my day and my various dealings with people. I have had a lot of support from my mentor and the organization where my son now goes several times a week. I don't actually know where we would have been without them. Anyway, like I said, still closer to the edge than I realized.

The reading bench
So I have spent a fair amount of time this week wandering about the garden, in between the rain and thunder and lightning. Negotiating a two day post-argument headache. Can I blame the weather?!....I have found myself reading  The Celestine Prophecy again. All about how humans struggle for energy in their relationships.... yikes! but also how there is so much energy available to us in nature which I'm sure we would all agree.

Little dog is there on a short lead because she likes to come down here and have a good bark at next doors chickens! naughty dog.

the orchard is full of Cowparsley

I have been wondering around through the paths of Cowparsley, slightly hiding, breathing in the green goodness and trying to re-charge.

this wonderful pond has appeared.
One of my hardy cabin folks has built this lovely pond just below the balcony of her cabin. I'm really rather in awe of this nature loving girls ecological capacities. She just got on and built the pond. It's in such a lovely spot. She tells me as she comes into the garden pushing her bike along, down the winding path, past the honeysuckle, that all the stress of her day and the traffic just melts away. In the evening myself and little dog usually wander by and come and see what new pond life is happening. New cuttings and plantings keep appearing.

under the Laburnum tree
The pond is just under a very pretty flowering Laburnum tree, which I'm told in her native Germany is called Gold rain. I love that.

making a pond
Clever girl!

Natures balm
So hoping this weekend to make a bit of a fresh start. I've got several new makes to show you soon. I have been going to a little local yoga class, which is also helping, stretching is one of my favourite things. We are only a class of three, in my neighbours front room and that's including the yoga teacher! so it's a lovely supportive little group. Gentle yoga, we use many layers of rugs and cushion and have lots of relaxation time. It actually feels a bit like going to bed! I feel clearer and brighter for it and I am learning how to rest, which as my yoga teacher says, isn't always comfortable, but it's important. So do have a restful weekend if you can. Bye for now.


pretty may flowers




23 comments:

  1. Beautiful garden, don't dwell on what you can't change. Have a good restful weekend.

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  2. Such a restorative post, even reading your words and looking at those marvelous photos calms me! And I'm getting back into yoga after a too-long absence, it really and truly makes a difference in my soul. Hope you find it does the same, Chrissie x

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  3. I'm so glad you are feeling better in yourself and finding ways to manage things.Take good care of yourself.

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  4. Oh how I'd love to sit by that pond! Nature can be so restorative - it's been lashing down with rain over here and I found myself opening the window and just breathing in the freshness of it all. Glad you are managing to sort things through x Jane

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  5. Lovely photo's, when i feel a little vunerable i try to think nice thoughts and try to concentrate being kind to myself. Nature is a wonderful tonic, have a beautiful weekend full of simplicity. best wishes x

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  6. Sorry to hear that things have been difficult, I hope that perhaps next week will be easier. In the meantime the peace of that garden will be a restorative to you I hope. xx

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  7. Enjoy the yoga to get your qi balanced again. The laburnum is just gorgeous, and I love the colour.

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  8. Great read - gives us an alternative outlook...much needed sometimes. I hope things will be better for you and your teen soon. X

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  9. What we need, sometimes : some Nature to surround us, with her lovely and restoring embrace!!!
    wish you better days ahead, xxxxxxx Ale

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  10. What a lovely garden you have. I always find spending time amongst nature has a very restorative effect. Hope things improve. Jacqui xx

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  11. Also also feeling a bit fraught, Heather, and have fallen out with everyone at some stage in the last week. Except the dog. So getting out and walking him down the cycle path is a good escape form grumpy husband and teenage maths homework tantrums. Take care.

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  12. I'm sorry you have had a falling out with someone. It's always stressful when that happens. Hopefully this next week will be better!

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  13. Sorry about your falling out but sometimes you just have to do it and not be walked all over.Hope you are feeling better.You are certainly sounding very positive.

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  14. Hugs to you, Heather. I'm sorry you've had a hard week. I absolutely hate having confrontations with anyone, but sometimes it can't be avoided. I hope you have a relaxing weekend and that you do things you love and feel much better.

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  15. I think it does us good to have a blowout every now and again, living with those with ASD can make this difficult because they need you to be the same, even when you don't want to be! I'd like a sound proof room to shout in sometimes, I can get things of my chest without anyone knowing! Nature does calm though, that's so true! :) x

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  16. Hey Heather,
    Confrontation is awful. I would much rather avoid it at all costs. I just want everyone to be nice, considerate and lovely. Your garden is gorgeous. A real retreat. And ponds are wonderful. We built a little nature pond a couple of years ago. I love it.
    I'm having a giveaway on my blog this week. Pop over and join in if you can
    Leanne xx

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  17. Heather, I actually feel calmer and more collected for reading your post. Is that weird? I hope not! Confrontations are just awful, I loathe them, but it sounds like you are getting yourself back together and taking comfort and strength from nature, easy to do in May. Take care. x

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  18. I'm thinking of you dear Heather and sending virtual hugs. Your photos are lovely and quite restorative
    Tracey xxx

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  19. I'm sorry to hear about your falling out, these things are never very nice. I love your garden, what a lovely place to go to escape. :)

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  20. I'm rather envying you your beautiful spot in the garden, and your yoga class ... a yoga class that's akin to going to bed sounds just my cup of tea! Here's hoping the good things quickly restore your equilibrium x

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  21. Heather I've always wanted to try yoga but I worry I'm not thin enough to do it, I feel like I'd never be able to get those stretches in, I want to feel that relaxation you mention though. I'm sorry you had to have a falling out, that's always a bit stressful, but I think spending time in the garden is the perfect remedy as well! I hope you're having a wonderful week! Much love to you, Tammy xx

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  22. Yes! Nothing as powerful as Nature! Hang in there!
    xoxo

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  23. That pond oh that pond! how beautiful...and what a strong independent girl she appears to be...good on her. Heather your blog is looking fabulous these days, I love the simplicity and calm to be found here!
    bestest love to you as ever d x

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