I occasionally bump into people or receive emails from people who read my blog and after I've been quiet for awhile on the blog, they often ask am I still gardening? I think being absent from a gardening blog is kind of odd, because unlike other hobbies or pursuits, the garden didn't wait patiently while I 'got on with other things'. It kept growing and producing and needing the farmer to move it along into the next season. Or else it would go its own merry way and produce an abundance of beautiful but non-edible produce (aka weeds).
I can reassure readers who care - that I rarely abandon my garden but I do find that over the years I have had gaps in my blogging. So, while I have been quiet, the tomatoes have been growing, have been picked, have been made into passata and put in the cupboard. The apple crop has finished. The pumpkins are manic. We have received more rain than I am used to. The garden has mostly loved it. The days have grown shorter, the mornings are getting chilly, the winter beds need attention. The earth has continued its seasonal cycle. Time and gardens wait for no blogger.
A photo from January 2012.....beans and tomatoes and zucchinis.
I will be resuming normal transmission soon. I have a backlog of photos, posts and stories to tell myself and the world. I began blogging years ago, mainly for myself but also for the connections that it forms. It is a hobby though and I do have a range of other things I need to do: raise children, keep a home, work for a few dollars, maintain real live friendships and family connections. Most recently my work has been noisy and demanding. I am just about to put it back into its box and tell it to behave with more perspective. I am looking forward to being back here and focussing on nature and nurture.
Thanks for your concern and enquiries.