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Anne Marieke

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

More or Less Moved

It has been almost three weeks since we signed the deeds for the new old house and the deeds for the sale of our other house will be signed next week. It will be so much easier once we only have one house left.

We are loving it here, but it is also a lot of hard work. I haven't stitched for weeks and weeks. And I'm suffering from withdrawal symptoms.

The weather was very good to us for the first two weeks and we enjoyed being outside and working in the garden, having coffees and lunches on the terrace by the back door, which is also the front door.



The wildlife is lovely here. The first two weeks of October we still had lots of butterflies and dragonflies: 



Painted Lady
Tiny frog I met whilst collecting walnuts





It is getting quite Autumnal now:








And we are spending hours each day collecting the walnuts. There are five big walnut trees in our orchard, and two smaller ones in other places in our garden:



So lots to do, especially this busy month. But we are loving it.

I'm hoping to get back to stitching next month, when things have settled down and work outside is done.

Back soon, hopefully with stitchy news.

6 comments:

Glenda said...

Oh my goodness Anne Marieke so many lovely photos to look at, what a dream of a garden but having had a similar one in NZ I do know the endless work it takes to just keep the lawns mowed and the trees trimmed. Yes your sewing will be on the back burner till winter comes but then you will be able to sit and sew and look out at a wonderful wonderland and dream of Spring. Cheers Glenda PS what will you do with ALL those walnuts?????

Helen said...

Beautiful garden and photos love the little frog. How lucky to have all that at your back door. Looking forward to seeing your projects again.

Susan said...

Beautiful photos. I moved into a "country" house from the city and while we had some wildlife in my old place, it is nothing compared to here. What are going to do with all those walnuts?

ES said...

all those walnuts!!

c said...

Love the pictures, of you sharing them with us. What country are you in? Not being nosey just wondered with all the nature. Welcome to the group.

c said...

Love the pictures, of you sharing them with us. What country are you in? Not being nosey just wondered with all the nature. Welcome to the group.