10 July 2014

checking in...

I made this bouquet on the day I moved out.  I wanted to have a little something of my gardens with me when I left.  I wasn't able to dig up any of my plants that I'd wanted to take with me.  I left behind hydrangeas that my stepmother had gifted me, a eucalyptus that I planted the first year I was there, my first peony, three foxgloves, lily of the valley, hellebore, dahlias and a spirea/snowball bush that had been a baby from my grandparents house.  It was difficult to leave those all behind.  I almost felt like I was leaving the people behind, but I know that is not so.

This is a mini harvest I had just before moving day.  All yummy stuff.

The past month has been a whirlwind of chaos.  Complications arose with the closings, the moving out, the moving in, that packing.  It was so overwhelming and I had a very difficult time functioning at all.  It all worked out in the end but if I ever have to move again, it will not be during Mercury Retrograde.  

Leaving the old house behind wasn't as hard as I'd thought.  And settling into the new place is easier than I thought it would be.  I'm mostly settled in, except for the studio.  I'm working away in there a little bit each day to get all of those tons of boxes unpacked.

I'll have a tour post at a later date.  I just wanted to say hello and let you know that I made it through the move.  Now I have a little tea party to put together.  I don't want to be late for that!!  :-) 

I'll leave you with a photo of last night's sunset after a thunder storm rolled through.


ps...see you on Saturday for a Mad Tea Party!


Jennifer said...

It is exciting and bittersweet to move house. I never even considered the thought that many leave behind their beloved gardens! You will make a new one, and it will be beautiful though! I look so forward to your tea party lovely Laura!

Laura Morrigan said...

What a lovely bouquet and harvest! I hope that you will have a lovely new garden soon!

Ms Misantropia said...

SOrry to hear about the complications but I'm happy to hear you are settling in alright.
Looking forward to your party post, mine's already up and running!

Magic Love Crow said...

So glad that you have moved in and everything is going well. It must have been hard leaving all those plants back. But, you will have new plants and new memories ;o) The bouquet is beautiful and I love your mini harvest ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

Art @ Home said...

Such a pretty bouquet. Moving is so hard, even when it's a good move. I don't like moving. So happy to read that you're settling in, though.

laoi gaul~williams said...

i am so glad it went well :) i know how you feel about leaving plants behind~when we moved from Dorset i had to leave a bush that i bought with some money my nan gave me. if it were not so large i would have attempted to dig it up.