Sunday, May 16, 2010

Thanks to everyone for all the kind comments and sympathy.
Your support really does make me feel a bit better!

As you may imagine, we're not too cheerful around here, but we are getting on with things.
JP got the sign hung over the door of the new addition to the house. It's a piece of wood that an elderly neighbor carved for us when we first moved here. He's a lovely old fellow and has fashioned signs for many local people and businesses.
Ours says "Welcome to La Corbiere" :

The rhubarb is coming up nicely and JP even repainted the rabbit that stands guard over it.

Now that I read back over what I've written, it makes it look like only JP has been keeping busy.
Au contraire!
Severin and I were out in the garden today, putting in the potatoes and a few more plants.
There's only a bit of space in the middle now for the green beans.
It's been so cold lately, we were waiting for warmer weather. But as it's the middle of May already, we decided that we'd best get cracking...

Not far from the garden, just to the north, is the spot where we buried our Mr. Darcy:












9 comments:

Joy said...

That's a beautiful spot for Mr. Darcy to rest. May your memories be happy ones...

babzee said...

What lovely people live in such a serene and breathtaking setting! Mr. Darcy's grave is especially touching with the fist-softened bunch of wildflowers on it. Beautiful photos.

All that said, even in England, even after the Dan Quayle debacle, "potatoes" has an "e" in it. I blame the keyboard.

My verification word was "matato" which DOESN'T have an "e" in it.

Beth said...

Thanks, Joy.

Ms. B- I fixed it. But I still think it looks better with no 'e'
;-P

oreneta said...

It is a nice spot for Mr Darcy.

Rhubarb! Did you import it yourself? Now you are giving me ideas......

Beth said...

Nope. This rhubarb is from plants in my MIL's garden! She gave us the plants when we bought the house 16 years ago and it's still going strong!

I just looked it up and found out that rhubarb is an Asian plant that was first imported to Europe in the 1600s. Then it was imported to North America by English settlers in the 1700s.

Heidi said...

Sending hugs - so sorry to hear about Mr. Darcy.

Gardening helps, I think. Making something grow is a miraculous thing, especially when you're grieving.

Jennie said...

Sorry to hear about Mr. Darcy too. :(

Kelly said...

I haven't read your blog in a couple of days. So sorry to hear about Mr. Darcy. Cats are the best. It's hard to see them go.

Heidi said...

Just checking in to say I'm thinking of you all!