PEAR TREE LOG

pear tree log: I started this blog to keep my younger son, Jonny, in touch with life in Lincolnshire, while he spent a year working in China. That year turned into five! Now he is home and training to become a physics teacher. This is simply a patchwork quilt of some of the things I enjoy - life in rural Lincolnshire, our animals, friends, architecture, books, the gardens, and things of passing interest.



Sunday, 19 February 2012

I Was in Great Danger

...of morphing into a Domestic Goddess...
..I blame it on the sunshine.    


Before I could stop myself I had spring-cleaned two cupboards, polished the furniture, changed the bedlinen, baked a huge batch of bread loaves and rolls, and made an enormous vat of soup.   I was working through the ironing when I came to my senses... I decided I must find an antidote...


I needed fresh air, lots of fresh air.




Snowdrops are everywhere and the primroses look as though they will be showing soon.  


One tiny aconite.
Tiny fungi
But Mummy, I thought I was your little snowdrop!
To my surprise Little Red Hen came across, without the other two,  and permitted me to take some close-up shots of her - this is quite out of character - perhaps the sunshine affected her too.
Little Red Hen being unusually sociable.


After a few circuits of the wood and a little photography I began to feel much more my old self

18 comments:

  1. I am glad you came to your senses with the spring cleaning, otherwise we would never have seen these beautiful pics of the Spring flowers. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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    1. Hello Heidi, I wish I felt the same urge to clean when the weather is bad - it wouldn't feel quite so much like wasted time then. The flowers are all starting to appear and today was cold, but wonderfully sunny. We took another walk this afternoon before evening fell - we saw a beautiful barn owl out hunting. I hope you are enjoying your Sunday.

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  2. I'm getting 'bed sores' through inactivity....I'd love a walk in the woods but you can forget that housework malarky!
    Jane x

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    1. Hi Jane, I can imagine how bored you must be getting - if I could just persuade Dr Who to whisk you over in the tardis I'd be very happy to accompany you on a gentle amble through the woods.

      I think I'm over the housework thing now. On the positive side, at least we have enough soup and bread for a few days, plus some to put in the freezer. Every day must be filled with tiny frustrations (as well as the major ones) while you are out of action like that. Let's hope this week sees a big improvement for you. xx

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  3. we've got a whole house that needs your touch... should the urge ever take you again....

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    1. Hi Dom, I think I am cured now - it probably won't happen again for a while, but thanks anyway. At least the house smelt great with split pea soup, home made bread, and beeswax furniture polish. It'll be back to dog tomorrow!

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  4. you have never looked lovelier... ( and I am talking about the final photo)

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    1. Hi John, You like my new specs then? x

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  5. I know you're not Nigella, Elaine, because she was with me all day making and un-making the bed.

    You clearly are a domestic godess though... :-)

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    1. Hi Chris, You are a naughty boy! No goddess here, just a domestic - much to George's disappointment.

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  6. Thank goodness you got out of the house!

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    1. Hi Joanne, It was touch and go for a while, there. Once I had made the break I felt so much better!

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  7. I'm becoming quite fond of your snowdrops. Our landscape is still brown and dreary without a trace of greening. We could use some of the sweet loveliness to break the monotony!

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    1. Hi Ms Sparrow, The snowdrops seem to be particularly lovely this year. Because we haven't had much rain the ditches are drying out, and around our way they seem to be carpeted with snowdrops too. Spectacular, very easy on the eye, but I reckon we are going to pay for all this unexpected beauty, as our region hasn't had enough rainfall to replenish reservoirs.

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  8. Remind me again-which one was the real you-the first or last photo??

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    1. Hi Green Dragonette - In my mind I am the first photograph ...but then I wake up!

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  9. How wonderful to have snowdrops everywhere. We still have snow and ice everywhere. With all those lovely growing things outside, the choice is clear - and being a housework goddess is over-rated, methinks. Fun post!

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    1. Hi Evlyn, It is lovely to see the carpets of snowdrops all around, we may yet have some bad weather but at least we know that the Spring can't be that far away! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed my bit of fun. By the way, I completely agree.

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