Nina Nixon


I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

Project Garden far.

Now I know it doesn't look like much, but 'oh boy' knowing what was there before - it is. Much that is.

We filled the old BBQ cover three times full - and still there is more to go down to the tip.

It took me a whole back breaking week to clear the space. I slept well (and ached a lot) that week.

Shrubs were taken out and a hedge trimmer acquired. Bricks unearthed and a long lost little path around the old St Johns Wort was discovered.

We also decided to remove the cherry tree I planted when we first moved in - it was completely the ground. I think the stump will stay though. Decorative.

To be honest it was a mock cherry so we never actually got anything from it, but we do now have a nice little stash of logs drying out for next Winter.

I guess the other reason why it doesn't look like a great deal has been done to our (my) little 'project garden' is because the weather kind of scuppered my plans this week.

Since the beginning of this week it feels like we've been landed straight into Autumn without a last wisp of Summer curling around the edges to be seen, anywhere.

But what we do have now (thinking on the positive) is a nice clear open space from which we can build.

Not literally of course, but what I'm thinking - the rosy image in my head - is evenings huddled around the campfire. With the added bonus of not setting light to any over hanging trees. It's got to be a bonus.

Sat under the stars with the smell of wood smoke hanging on the air whilst marshmallows are toasted and chestnuts roasted. Sausages hiss and fizzle and bread is crisped to a nice golden brown.

An outside little bonfire for any evening of the week, without the drama.......maybe.

When lamp lights start to twinkle and all are shut away behind curtained windows I'd like to think that we will still be enjoying the outside - weather permitting - embracing the evening, making it last a little bit longer, before the chill sets in.

Don't you just love the rosy images we place within our heads.

That's the plan anyhow, but with all things I guess - time will tell.

Wishing you a wonderful and warm filled weekend.