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Liztai's Journal January 2017

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Lurking 'Journalist'

17 January 2017 13:53:56

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Yes, I do admit to being a 'lurker' on Garden.ie. I read all the entries, but only very rarely put in an odd comment, and even more rarely make an entry of my own. I seem to have so much to say face to face, yet I find it extremely difficult to put my thoughts on paper.

Well, for some reason (maybe the mild Laois air), but whatever the cause, here's todays tuppenceworth.

Currently staying with Hazel while major reconstruction work is happening at home in Tallaght, all I can do is ruminate on what might lie ahead when I return in late February. 

So here are three images to illustrate the current state of play.

Picture one shows a well-fed bird at one of the fifteen feeders that used to hang outside the back door where Tony could watch them while he was sick. Unfortunately, we had four-legged visitors to this 4-star hotel, so the feeders are now in storage, and may end up supporting fuchsias rather than feathered friends - no decision made yet, so I'll wait and see.

Picture two shows the first flowering in 2016 of the golden azalea given to us by Hazel for our 50th in 2012. This shrub had to be dug out to allow space for the dustbins to get past the much reduced peat-bed. It's now in a pot, and looks reasonably happy - fingers crossed.

No, I haven't fled to the Bahamas to escape the chaos, just gone to Laois. Picture Three shows the view from St Martin's Church Old Bawn Tallaght - on a freezing evening last May - the camera doesn't always tell the truth.

Happy New Year 2017 and Johnstown Offerings

01 January 2017 17:20:42

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