I could have added another ‘b’ in to the title – birthday! Yep, today I completed another journey around the sun and while I half expected thirty-six to somehow feel noticeably different from thirty-five, it really doesn’t. I’ve decided that until I stop getting asked for ID when buying alcohol, I’m still young. That’s how it works, right?
A few weeks ago I mentioned in passing that I would love to get a bird feeder for the garden. I’d completely forgotten about it until my husband gave me this lovely birthday present! The gift itself is gorgeous and I can’t wait until the birds realise it’s there and I get to watch them (and hopefully take pictures of them) munching on nuts and seeds, but the most beautiful thing is knowing that D remembered that one little thing I said and did something so sweet because of it.
I’m totally in love with these berries growing through the trellis. I’m not sure what the tree is but one of the things I’d like to do next year is to learn more about plants and how to identify them, so this will be my starting point. We have all sorts of plans for that part of the garden – including hopefully growing some of our own fruit and vegetables – but the tree with the berries and the little holly bush next to it will definitely be staying.
When we moved in back in August, this tree (which I think is a silver birch) was covered in leaves. Now it’s in its winter guise with bare branches blowing in the breeze – a reminder that nature is wonderful all year round.
My parents arrive tomorrow for a few days so I’m busy giving everything a last big clean and tidy before the holidays start for real. Once that’s done, I’m going to spend the evening doing some major pampering until D gets home from work and we can snuggle up for a late night birthday dinner, damiana tea and a film.
Wishing you all a blessed and joyful Yule, or whatever you celebrate at this time of year!