Welcome to the third week of the #MySundaySnapshot blog series, a brand new blog-linky which you are very welcome to join. Click here for further information and guidelines upon this linky should you wish to take part. Thanks to all those that have taken part over the past fortnight, I have really enjoyed flicking through all the photos that have been shared so far.
Whilst I can cope with keeping two kids clothed, warm, fed, watered and healthy – it seems that I unable to care for and to keep a plant alive for more than week. I’ve had all kinds of house plants over the years and, none of which have made it for long. A few years ago I thought that I’d cracked it, I had the most amazing plant which I kept in the bathroom windowsill and watered regularly. I was so pleased that I had been able to keep this plant looking so good that I mentioned it to my Mother-in-law who kindly pointed out that my plant was plastic… I had been watering and tending to a fake flower all along!
One thing is for sure, I do not have green hands, nor fingers nor anything other than eyes for that matter. This is one of the many reasons that the husband and I chose to swap our swampy, grass garden for AstroTurf. Fake grass seemed far less work and far less effort to maintain, that and there was very little chance of me killing it.
Despite covering our entire back garden with what is essentially a grassy carpet, we still have a small patch of real grass at the front of our house, in which I spotted this rather pretty, pink flower earlier today. For all I know it could well be a weed, either way it caught my eye as it looked to be rather beautiful sat in the border and therefore had its photo taken by myself.
It won’t be long before we rip up the front lawn and replace that too with AstroTurf. When the time comes for this, I’ll be sure to invest in some sturdy pot plants (possibly plastic if needs be) to give the illusion of life around the lawn, until then I will treasure these pretty, pink petals.
“I could bring my favourite flower
Maybe yours would be the same
Maybe we would argue hours
Over the fair flower’s name”
Joni Mitchell – The Way It Is