I’ve completed my journey and arrived back in Tennessee, looking forward to another game of Scrabble with Larry. A while ago he made this Scrabble board because we both got fed up with the restrictions of the usual one. I like this one much better and the game lasts all through the evening, which is a pleasant way to spend time. Larry is my husband.
It was also nice to see my familiar things like this old table, which belonged to my Oma. The table lived in Holland for much of its life, then travelled to England with my mum and finally has its resting place in Tennessee.
I say finally, but then you never know do you.
The lovely knitting needle case on the table is very appropriate for where I am in my life at the moment, i.e. a little old lady with grey hair who spends her time knitting and spinning…
I have lots of dried roses as pot pourri. They always smell so wonderful.
Now I’m going to show you some pictures from the Tennessee garden, through the year so far.
When I arrived I had a very sore back and I’m still suffering with it. However, maybe after a few day’s rest, I will feel better and be more mobile.
I did manage to walk round Joanne’s today though (wink). I love that place. It’s full of gorgeous materials and yarns and scrap-booking stuff etc. All the things that make me a happy me.
The lychnis is pretty in the next picture.
So for the next few weeks I will be blogging from Tennessee. I hope you’ll follow along with me as I live my American life?
I had to reach up really high to grab this beautiful climbing rose so I could take a picture of him. Holding him steady with one hand and taking a picture with the other is not easy, believe me but I am quite pleased with the result. He is a little bit ragged round the edges owing to the rain this week, but overall he is surviving nicely and showing off his pretty colours, don’t you agree?
Don’t you just love the contrast in the colours below? The white of the feverfew with the blood red of the Sweet Williams is just gorgeous.
The potatoes are doing ok but the true test will be when I dig them up! I hope they are not rotten in the ground. We have had the worst summer ever in England this year and that’s not just my opinion! Apparently we are importing a lot of vegetables from abroad now because we have just had too much rain.
The runner beans (on the left) have at last got some flowers – now we need lots of pollinating insects to get them going so they set. In the front are some tomatoes – not many flowers yet!!!
The runner beans look healthy enough and most years it is hard to get enough water to their roots, but this year I don’t think I’ve had to water them at all. I can’t believe we were in a drought situation at the start of April! We even had a hosepipe ban!
These Sweet Williams are that cerise colour which looks so good in a fashion show.
…and doesn’t the yellow contrast so well with the silvery green of the dogwood?
In the next picture we’ve got purple and white. White lifts every other colour and what would have been a dark corner is now ablaze. Even some liatris has got in with the feverfew.