South Pacific Interlude

Mid winter is a fabulous time for a gardener to take a break and to be honest I really felt like I needed one after a long slog in a not so desirable growing season.  So the family and I took off for 15 wonderful days cruising about in the South Pacific.  It was indeed a tropical treat and we met so many lovely new friends, visited exotic places and did exciting things.   Sadly now it is little more than a memory, like the warm glow on my sun kissed shoulders.

Some wonderful experiences were had

But as a gardener, coming home to the garden and the prospect of a new season is also a joy in itself.  With spring not too far away I have many things I would like to achieve in order to be prepared to meet it with arms open wide, instead of the usual head down bum up approach as I try desperately to play catch up with the season.  This time I intend to be ready and waiting.

Of course there has to be some plant stuff

Over the coming months I hope there will be a great sense of achievement from the garden and I look forward to sharing it with you, but I would also love to share where I’ve been with you as we travelled from Fiji to Tahiti via some amazing places.  Without wanting to bore you with the thousands of photos I took, I’ve selected my favorites for you to glance at.  If you want to know more, then click on each one for descriptions and comments.

I was also drawn to the incredible textures I saw and couldn’t help take a photo

Meanwhile I will be waiting patiently for the water table to return to its proper place – below the soil (apparently there was a lot of rain while we were away, I’m not sure how much though as my rain gauge has overflowed) and then I can indulge myself in my favorite thing of all…  growing things.

Come again soon – there is so much to do and so little time!

Sarah the Gardener  : o)


5 thoughts on “South Pacific Interlude

  1. What gorgeous photos, Sarah. I’m so glad you got away with family, and to such a beautiful place. You *always* seem on top of the garden to me. I’m glad you’re feeling energized and ready to plan the next season.

    1. Hi Alys. It was a wonderful break. The South Pacific is an amazing place.
      I’m in better control of the garden at this time of year than I have been in previous years, but there is still plenty to be done. : o)

      1. I just looked at your garden map! It’s both impressive and a bit daunting, but if anyone is up to the task it is you. Enjoy. I’m so glad you’re feeling ahead of the game.

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