During my time at the Old Vicarage I have been keeping a regular Diary. It’s a first for me as I’m not that good at it but somehow this time I’m keeping up, bar a few days here and there. As there is a substantial crossover between blog and diary, I thought I’d include some sections (mostly pictorially orientated) from the notebooks.
These are some from last Summer.
This is a truly beautiful post. I love the photos, the handwritten notes, and the diagrams. It’s remarkable how, with so few words, you transport us to a different place and time.
I agree with Vicky. It tells a story of patience, craftsmanship, mindfulness and a deep love and awe for and of nature.
Thanks Turid, that’s a really nice thing to say. I’m sorry for copying your theme.. I loved the look of your blog too much! Hope you’re enjoying Cardiff
Don’t apologize! It’s a lovely theme, and I find it gives the posts and the photos the right ‘feel’ and ‘focus’. I think it looks lovely for your blog. It brings out all the lovely details. I’m back in Norway now, but moving to Cardiff in July – can’t wait!
Love your gorgeous note keeping. Such a great tool for the following year’s growing. Something I promise myself I’ll do every year, but never quite keep up to date. Also have shed envy-what a gorgeous spot for your horticultural activities-and lunch!
Thank you Naomi, I really don’t make as many notes as I ought to, don’t think you can ever log enough! I love your blog, and I’m looking forward to the Joy Larckom talk at the garden museum too! I was an intern there for a year, such a great place.
This is gorgeous, thanks for sharing! I’ve been thinking of starting a garden notebook and now I’m totally inspired. 🙂
Thanks Jackie, yeah its a time consumer but definitely worth it for the reference in years to come!
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