Thursday, 13 June 2013

Bosoms in the wet


My bit of the wall ( left foreground)
The north side of the field is enclosed in part by the old church wall. The whole thing is in a dreadful state of repair , so a year or so ago, I was taught to repair a ten foot part of it which had completely fallen down. I actually loved learning a new skill, but the work took ages and a great deal of effort to complete, especially as there is always 1001 things to do during the summer.
Now the rest of the wall now needs a facelift, so today I have spoken to a Welsh conservation group that may be able to help me complete the job....so here's hoping.
From what the woman said....I am just one of many asking for help.
Anyhow Today we have had the first proper rain in weeks, and finally "Bosoms" has taken its first, and much needed drink. I braved the wet and planted out squash, cabbage and courgettes and was just puddling in some leeks when I spied a lady in the churchyard.
The young woman was obviously weeping. She was standing by a grave and had what looked like a bunch of small yellow flowers clasped in her hands, which she held tightly beneath her chin
I turned around and  walked slowly away from Bosoms and the graveyard, it is a habit I have gotten into when someone looks distressed or grieving .

Sometimes a  graveyard needs to be a very private place

Bosoms in the rain

34 comments:

  1. It's looking GOOD, John. We've had rain today too.

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  2. "Puddling in some leeks" sounds like a novel about a Yorkshire lad's adventures in Wales!

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  3. I hate to intrude on anyone's grief which is way I do not ever go to funerals.
    Jane x

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  4. The etiquette of grief is very complex... sometimes space is simply the right answer.

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  5. Oh, yes, John. Few have the gift to let you be with your grief. Some can't resist their urge to "cajole" you out of it.

    Love Bosoms. Miss my garden. Heaven is when radishes bolt and rabbits, squirrels and snails do what rabbits, squirrels and snails do: Ruin a gardener's life.

    U

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  6. The rain that we have been having lately has made my garden flourish. Tonight we are expecting damaging winds, hail and flooding rain. Mother Nature gives a little, and sometimes takes it right back.

    Bosoms is looking really good.

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  7. i think it is a good idea to let people grieve alone in a cemetery, that's why they go there. i've always wanted to learn how to build a dry stone wall!

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  8. I like that the handsome stone wall will be repaired, and how sad to see the grief stricken lady. Hard to know what to do and giving her privacy was a good choice.

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  9. That is so thoughtful of you John...and Bosoms is looking good. I must admit 'bosoms in the rain' sounds good to me...swimming au natural is lovely!

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  10. Lovely garden, lovely post,

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  11. Crikey but your veg plot looks handsome. And what a diplomatic soul you are John, a real gentleman to let that lady have her private space.

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  12. I was speed reading and thought you had written that you had been PUDDING in some leeks! Doh! Wet Bosoms is looking mighty marvellous. I can only echo everyone else - a true gent ;)

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  13. The stone wall looks very well done - sounds like hard physical labour, as well as the judgement required on what goes where. Hope you get the help you asked about.

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  14. And I have to say, your header cracks me up EVERY day :)

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  15. I'm sure you did the right thing.

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  16. You painted a poignant portrait of the young lady for us; so bittersweet.

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  17. You really are the lovliest person John to have that degree of sympathetic feeling.

    As for bosoms - looks good to me. Then the weeds begin to grow - but that's gardening for you.

    Dry stone wallers round here earn large amounts of money repairing walls which have a nasty habit of falling down. A skill well worth learning I would say.

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  18. Same with wallers around here. Interesting that Google doesn't like the word 'wallers'.

    I'm sure the young woman appreciated your discretion John. Jeremy Kyle you're not.

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  19. Bosoms looks great John. How I love saying that lol. I puddled in leeks here today as well, and only 13,000 miles away too. Now isn't that a funny thing!

    Jo in NZ

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  20. Sorry..it was Kevin Costner I saw on tv...Superman's adoptive father...

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  21. The garden looks good. Great idea to get some help with that wall.

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  22. Nothing like some wet bosoms John
    Jo xx

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  23. I hope you are able to get help to restack the wall, it's a big job for one person. Ours looses rocks often, it's a stacked stone wall and the deer have a habit of jumping over it, and sometimes missing their mark.
    Your Bosoms are looking quite perky, always a good thing ;)
    Good on you leaving the graveyard visitor to share a few moments of privacy with a loved one...you are indeed well-tuned in to people's emotions, and always a true gentleman.
    ~Jo

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  24. Bosoms (now is that a singular noun or not?) is looking really good, John. Your vegs should do well. I haven't started on making a vege patch in this new house, that's next on my list. Keep us posted on the wall repair, I hope the conservation group is able to help.

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  25. Great looking garden. Mine is a bit behind this year, so not much to look at right now but a bit of nicely tilled black dirt. But it's a think of beauty!

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  26. As I have mentioned before you have a large heart, John.

    Bosoms is looking great, full and perky.

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  27. Your bosoms are beautiful. I hope they are as full and productive as your heart.

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  28. the "bosom" is quite lovely...fresh and green...so happy you had rain! you're such a sensitive soul John...((((hugs))))

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  29. You big old teddy bear!

    And the garden is looking great.

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  30. I love stone "fences" as they're called in New England, but I never perfected the art as you have.

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  31. I always knew you were a lovely man, John. As for the rain - I've got mixed feelings. Here in the states some of my friends are in areas of draught and raging fires, wishing for rain. Others are under seige by Mother Nature with violent storms, torrential rains, and floods. It's unfair. We're expecting T-storms today and tomorrow, but often those predictions don't come true. So far we've had just enough rain to keep the grass growing out of control.

    Nancy in Iowa

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  32. I meant to comment on your wall repair work - won't that create a flare-up of your sciatica? How ARE you doing?

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  33. Hey your veg patch is looking good. Needs more weeds to be like mine though!

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