Walking down the garden the other evening I nearly tripped over a tiny hedgehog taking an evening stroll in the veg plot and it wasn't long before we spied another two joining in the fun. I wish they'd been out a few weeks ago to catch the slugs that have stripped my dahlias bare.
Since then I've noticed them lying out in the sunshine in the afternoon which is odd as I always thought that hedgehogs were nocturnal. We have a large slate trough in the garden and they must live under there as that's where they seem to scurry to if they hear the cats about.
The garden is looking lovely at the moment.
The roses are blooming though a lot of them have been damaged by the rain.
and the clematis that we cut down and moved has had its best year yet.
I've had a couple of little finishes and have started on a new stitch, it's been lovely getting back into the swing of things.
and now for the meaning of the blog title
Just like the lily in our garden pond, I feel that I am starting out in a new chapter of my life. Some things have been happening lately that have made me change my outlook on things.
I've realised that family and friends need more of me than I've been giving; I had a wake up call a couple of weeks ago that really shook me and since then I've tried to make sense of what a really matters. I've always been a believer in God and there have been quite a few long talks going on so I hope He's been listening.
I'm sure He has.