A record of wildlife in my garden and various trips to the Warwickshire countryside and occasionally further afield.
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."
From "Auguries of Innocence"
by William Blake
Thursday, 24 May 2018
Saying Goodbye to my Mum
My mum, aged 92, sadly passed away a few weeks ago and yesterday we said our final goodbyes. She had been suffering from advanced alzheimer's in a nursing home for the last six years. The Humanist Minister who conducted the service was excellent and gave us a very moving celebration of my mum's life which was just what I had hoped for. I came away from the service remembering her as she was when she was well and healthy.
Mum always used to say how much she loved the posies of flowers I used to pick her when I was a little girl so I picked a posy from the garden, including as many wild flowers as I could find, and took it with me wrapped up in butterfly tissue paper and lace to set alongside the more formal wreath we had ordered.
This is a photo my son took of mum when we took her for a day out - from memory I think it was Packwood House
And a couple of photos from my wedding the first one of my husband and I and mum and dad. Mum in this picture was about 10 years younger than I am now!
Mum was the sweetest natured lady you could ever wish to meet and was always there for the whole family. She loved bluebells so I have included one of my favourite photos taken a few years ago at Ryton Woods.
Welcome to my blog. I have been interested in natural history from an early age and we have tried to create a garden attractive to wildlife. I also enjoy reading, photography, collecting fossils, visiting historic buildings and gardens and supporting Aston Villa. Please feel free to leave a comment and, if you would like to email me, my email address is ciraggedrobinsATgmail.com - remember to replace AT with @. Thank you for visiting.