I love getting in the garden.
I think of my grandparents house and also Mr Pryor when I do.
Mr Pryor was our friend who lived up the street from us when we were kids. He had the most amazing fern garden. When ever he went away on holidays, I would be the one who was trusted to look after his garden. I guess the half a can of coke and packet of chips, sometimes two, made him the first place to visit when we returned home from school. He also told me and my brother the most amazing and special stories from his childhood and he cared for us as if we were his own grandchildren too.
Being left with the responsibility of taking care of something so special is the greatest feeling of trust you can give. He was kind loving and funny and he taught me how to build a brick wall!!
Then My grandparents house. Two story Weather Board house with Hydranders lining either side. And Rose bushes. Rose Bushes that would touch the sky. Well in the mind of a 7yr old they did. My Pa loved his garden and I feel that his love has been passed onto me!
So todays Gardening was for Pa and for Mr Pryor. The two people who's appreciation for nature has influenced me a lot! Thow I still don't like spiders.