...Two years ago during the watery summer my sunflower seed began to sprout from the sides of the bird feeder so as the window cleaner watched with a smirk on his face, hands on his hips, I picked out the 'sprouters' and gently eased each one into a pot filled with seed compost.
...to my delight they threw out a sunshine display in my kitchen garden despite the constant deluge of wet stuff.
Mr H said why don't you collect the seed...so I left the flower heads to dry out and this years sunflowers were born. This summer down at the allotment, with a golden smile, I told inquisitive passers by ...they are all grown from bird seed.
So here I am picking my way through this year's harvest to discover the seeds which the flowers have made.
Since my nursing career stopped growing, I am occupied by the richness of Time and the Magic of nature...
...yesterday I said to a friend who was trying to juggle her busy life : take a few seconds in your day to see the colour of the sky, take in the detail of a leaf, stop to feel the wind on your skin or listen to the birds sing before you get into your car...when you add up these seconds it's as good as any holiday
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
— Albert Einstein
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow
- Helen Keller