Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sneaking in others garden

Morning in october with long shadows
Have been living in "my" town for about twenty years now but I still have thoughts about where I belong. When I visit my parents and siblings families who live in the village where I grew up it usually feels like I'm "coming home" and I think that I always have had some thoughts about going back ...some day.

A place for barbecue with friends

But something, I'm not shore about what it is, has begun to change. I remember my thoughts that Sunday morning when I did this walk through an area that I hadn't discovered before. I had passed it with the car hundreds of times, but too far away to really see the beauty. I realized that knowing a new place, even after twenty years, takes time and demands that you discover it from new perspectives. 

Have seen these allotments (community gardens) from a long distance but this morning I decided to walk close and take a look.  It was early and none of the owners where there and it wasn't any fence around it or signs about "unauthorized take no access!" So I walked around, enjoyed it very much and took some photos. But I couldn't help that I felt like a little snooper. 

I didn't plan this walk, I just got here so I only had my mobile to take the photos but I'm glad that I have it when there are occasions like this that I run in to something that means a lot to me.

Some allotments in other towns also have small cottages but this one only have gardens, but many of them had chairs and benches which was a surprise for me. I thought that they only cultured vegetables. But with so many beautiful flowers they must have something to sit on to admire it all. I guess this is a great possibility for those who live in apartments and now can have there own garden.

I guess that all community activities demands cooperation and this sign was about a "cleaning-day" to get together and also to eat hot-dogs!

Fall is here and we have had the first frosty mornings, my blogging has been a bit temporary as there are a lot of things going on but I'm thinking about you all my readers and wishing you all the best.


Barbara said...

Such a nice surprise to find this post today Ella. I've missed you!

joyce said...

Hi Ella, those community gardens really are a good idea for city and apartment dwellers. Makes me appreciate my own spacious property though. I guess like us, you're expecting your first snowfalls any day now (actually, we did have it once last week, didn't last long thank god but the ground was white when I got up. NOt ready for that yet!)

Ms. Becky said...

Hi Ella
It's a remarkable thing to read your post here and realize that from so many many miles apart we share similar thoughts during similar times. I recently attended my niece's wedding which meant that I spent the weekend at my mother's house, two miles from where my brother lives on the family farm and where I grew up. I currently live three hours away, and left there when I was 18 and went away to college. My mother still says to me "when are you coming home?" I haven't thought of it as home for decades. Whenever I go there I wonder to myself if I could ever move back one day. I think yes, I think no. New perspectives usher in growth, don't you think? You take lovely photos with your mobile phone. I've enjoyed the walk along with you, the gardens looked to be productive. We're heading into autumn and one day warm, the next chilly sweater weather. I like it! Wishing you a happy week Ella.

JMW said...

You live in one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen! I understand what you say about one day returning home, but isn't it wonderful that you discovered such a special area in a place where you have lived for so many years? Life's many pleasant surprises. :)

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

It is a wonderful garden. SO GLAD you got to snoop around for awhile! I cannot imagine that they would deny you access when you are there to simply admire it! Lovely photos!

patty said...

Ella, I absolutely love discovering new places, especially close to home! This looks like an especially lovely one.

No need to apologize for not blogging - I'm amazed that you are able to do it at all while working and maintaining a family!! You are mazing.