SILENT SUNDAY

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PRETTY

King Winter finaly came to my garden. Much to my regret, cos however pretty he makes my garden I do not like him, alas I do not have the power to sent him away as I am just an ordinary woman. At the moment the days are short and dark and wet wet wet and windy and I am already making plans for Spring hoping Winter will be short and friendly…..

I took some pictures for you  of my garden on our first day of Winter.

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SAGE COVERED IN FROST

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AUCUBA JAPONICA

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LEAFS AND BUDS OF SKIMMIA KEW GREEN, THE BUDS STAY ON FOR MANY MONTHS BEFORE THEY START FLOWERING IN APRIL

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A SMALL WINTERHARDY SUCCULENT

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AND FOR A WHILE THE SUN CAME OUT AND THE FROST GOES UP IN SMOKE, YOU CAN SEE THE MIRRORS ARE STILL COMPLETELY FROZEN AS THE SUN ONLY TOUCHES THE TOP OF THE WOODEN WALL

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND ALL !!!

 

 

SCHOONSELHOF

A BIT LATE BUT I WANTED TO SHOW YOU THE PICTURES I MADE ON NOVEMBER 1ST ANYWAY. IN BELGIUM IT IS A DAY WE DON’T HAVE TO GO TO WORK SO MOST PEOPLE VISIT THE GRAVES OF THEIR LOVED ONES. THE PICTURES I AM GOING TO SHOW YOU ARE FROM A PLACE CALLED “SCHOONSELHOF” NEAR ANTWERP, IT IS HUGE, IT’S THE GARDEN OF A CASTLE AND THE RICH AND FAMOUS ARE BURRIED HERE AND SO ARE A LOT OF SOLDIERS FROM THE FIRST AND 2ND WORLDWARS. MY FATHER-IN-LAW IS BURRIED THERE, HE WAS 38 WHEN HE DIED IN A CAR ACCIDENT, HE WAS A POLICE OFFICER AND THEY WERE CHASING A CRIMINAL WHEN THEIR CAR SLIPPED AND DROVE IN THE RIVER.

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IT IS A BEAUTIFUL PARK WITH LOTS OF TREES

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IT WAS EXCEPTIONALLY WARM FOR NOVEMBER, WE HAD YEARS WITH SNOW OR HEAVY FROST OR STORMY WEATHER WITH LOTS OF RAIN

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A STATUE ON A VERY OLD GRAVE

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A LOT OF OLD GRAVES ARE OVERGROWN AS THERE ARE NO RELATIVES LEFT TO KEEP THE GRAVES WELL MAINTAINED

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THE PLATE IS NEW’ISH” BUT THE GRAVE IS ALMOST 100 YEARS OLD.

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BEAUTIFUL TREES EVERYWHERE

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MOST PEOPLE THESE DAYS ARE BEING CREMATED . I FIND NOVEBER 1ST A SAD DAY, WE HAVE TO VISIT SEVERAL GRAVEYARDS. BUT THIS YEAR WAS SPECIAL AND LESS SAD COS OF THE SUN AND THE WARMTH AND THE BEAUTIFUL VIEUWS.

I HOPE YOU ARE ALL WELL AND HAPPY !