This is part of my little garden. My retreat where I sit in the middle of the city but in total peace and calm. I read or think out new posts or just look at everything. The above photo is of a clematis which is growing amidst the passion flower plant, which has buds that are about to flower.
Always watching me is this stone cat on a wall, surrounded by campanulas.
I put a small cutting of campanula from my Dad's garden many years ago into a crack in the wall and I can remember him saying that it would never take! I carefully watered it and it settled very well. Now it covers the whole wall and has to be trimmed back regularly. Some things just have to be tried out!
This is the place where I sit near to the bird feeders. You can see my chair in the corner. The ceanothus (tall blue flowering shrub) has done really well this year and helps to make our garden private. I think every one needs a little place where they can sit and recharge their batteries!
The garden was filled with butterflies a couple of weeks ago, but just because I wanted to take some photos, they seem to have disappeared. The butterflies were Skippers. I don't know what plants they live on but they come for a few weeks every year. Obviously I have missed them.
Well, now on to a meme! Lady Thinker who has a blog called "Who Cares..." has given me a book meme to do.
She asked me to pick up a book and open it at page 123 and read out the 5th sentence! Well this is very simple but what book shall I choose?
I will pick up the last book I read, which happens to be" Vegemite Vindaloo" by David Mcmahon from authorblog
I found this book to be a really good read. In places it was sad, but in others very funny. A sort of bouncing between two countries and two different cultures. Anyway, I enjoyed the book, so recommend it. Here goes.........
"The next time Bablu and his grandmother appeared, he asked the old lady if she would pass on a message to the boy's parents."
Well, there we are. Doesn't mean much when its just a sentence. However, it is at a place in the book where there is a struggle for the extreme poor to get an education. A Catholic priest decides to give a gifted child a chance of learning to read. A child that would otherwise be doomed to a life of poverty. This child grows up to have a very privileged job and inspires some one else to give another needy child a break. By breaking through the boundaries of a caste system, a whole series of events lead to a change in the circumstances of two families!
I am now supposed to tag someone! However, I am going to leave this open for any one who wants to do this meme and let me know if you decide to and I will come over and read it. I know that many of you have already done this one. Here's hoping that some of you haven't!