Friday, 27 May 2016

Garden Delights

Over the past week, we've had our annual writing group end-of-session garden party at a friend's lovely home. It's always an enjoyable occasion as we all bring different types of food for the buffet lunch and then socialise in the sunny garden, or indoors if it's typical Scottish weather. This year, the sun shone off and on so it was a 'real' garden party.


I usually take the photos for the writing group blog but somehow manage to get into one of them! My friend's garden is absolutely delightful, with an abundance of flowers and plants and a most enticing swing seat in a shaded corner in the lower area of the garden. As you can imagine, this day is a highlight of our writing group year when we can lay the pens and computers aside and enjoy chatting to each other over an alfresco lunch.

It was my gorgeous wee granddaughter's fourth birthday last week and I don't know where the time has gone. Although I take lots of photos of her, we don't post any online now as her parents are teachers and they tend to stay away from social media. We had great fun out on the decking for a while - we have to grab the sun when it appears. Then she showed me her sweet little fairy garden.

As well as having a few small items to amuse the fairies, they've planted herbs and flower seeds in it and a sun flower seed just behind it. Vikki bought her two beautiful little fairy doors which have still to be added. Now, my granddaughter waits in hope for the fairies!

Hope everyone is having a little sun now and then where you are.


Jean Bull said...

It all sounds as if you've been having a lovely time, Rosemary, it's nice to set aside your writing and take a step back to see what you've achieved, and I love the fairy garden too!
I do hope the sun keeps shining for you!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Many thanks for the lovely comment, Jean! Hope all is well with you.

Teresa Ashby said...

That's a lovely photo of you, Rosemary. And what a beautiful garden. It looks so lovely and colourful in the sunshine.
I love the fairy garden - but my goodness, how is your little granddaughter four already? The time goes so fast doesn't it.
Sunny here today which is lovely :-) xx

Patsy said...

Sounds like a fun event and the garden looks lovely.

Pretty sure the fairies will come (even if you don't see them). Gardens are magical places.

Helen Pollard said...

It all looks lovely, Rosemary :) Glad you managed to get out in the sunshine. And I love the idea of a fairy garden!

Joanna said...

I love these pictures, Rosemary. What a beautiful garden for a party and the fairy garden is a real delight. Your granddaughter must love it! I can't believe she is already four!xxx

Stephanie Faris said...

I love those gardens. I could just sit out there and write for hours! What a great place for a party!

Wendy's Writing said...

I remember you talking about your granddaughter on your blog when she was a baby (it was when I first started following you). How time flies. And how lovely to have a friend with such a beautiful garden.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Teresa - I can't believe the passage of years either!

Absolutely, Patsy - I said the fairies will probably be there at night!

Thanks, Helen - we were lucky with the day!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

My friend's whole garden and home are lovely, Joanna, and we were very lucky with the good day. I think the fairy garden will provide a lot of fun!

Hi Stephanie - thanks for commenting. It would be inspiring to sit in and write!

I hadn't realised how long ago we got to know each other on blogs, Wendy!

Julia Thorley said...

What a great way to mark the end of the season - and lovely pics, too.

Nicola said...

It does look and sound like you had a wonderful time, Rosemary. What a great day! The flowers are beautiful.

I hope the fairies visit so that your granddaughter can see her seedlings grow :)

Have a lovely week.

Carolb said...

So pleased you were able to celebrate in lovely weather, and in such a lovely garden. And a very good picture of you too, Rosemary. :-)

Rae Cowie said...

Gorgeous photos, Rosemary - and your granddaughter is 4 already! Glad to see the sun shone for your writerly get-together. : )