Saturday, 9 June 2018

Under The Honeysuckle


I'm sat under the honeysuckle which shades the front door of the cottage.
I'm listening.
The buzz of bees on the flowers above my head dominate , but the bark of a dog over in the rectory, the thump of a faraway football and the faint tinkle of children playing far past the main road can be just made out over the chirp of the hedgesparrows.

35 comments:

  1. Little 10 year old Sara has just been round to play with Bok, she makes my day too.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Anonymous4:01 pm

    Idyllic. Just a pity we can't actually smell the honeysuckle!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Some nice imagery here John - pity we can't be sitting there enjoying the sounds with you.

    ReplyDelete
  4. A June's summer day. x

    ReplyDelete
  5. Anonymous4:38 pm

    Sweet. And a touch of melancholy.

    Elsewhere from amsterdam

    ReplyDelete
  6. As Pa Larkin would say “ perfick just perfick “

    ReplyDelete
  7. I have seen the honeysuckle in flower this week too as I've walked my dogs-but it's been bittersweet without my darling top dog x

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a lovely moment you describe. On my patio I have the gift of the scent of citrus, from my lemon tree, which grows in an oak wine barrel.

    ReplyDelete
  9. quiet for a saturday morning; just the way I like my saturday mornings.

    ReplyDelete
  10. It's always wonderful to just be in the moment and enjoy it. Serenity is a beautiful and wondrous experience.

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a magical place to be - thank you for sharing. Those moments make you want the world to experience them with you, and you've done that!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I close my eyes and deep breath with contentment. With Anthony Bourdain’s demise in the news, and several close friends with the same demise. John, I’m not a world traveler but have friends from different cultures. I suffer from md but I’m content with the small things in life. I see others thinking they have what makes them happy and then it happens. 🙁 Gabs

    ReplyDelete
  13. Children should be taught to tinkle quietly.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Very much like our back yard sounds. We are lucky, are we not?

    ReplyDelete
  15. I think that you do not want to leave this lovely place John xx

    ReplyDelete
  16. Such a calm and peaceful place.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Debi.9:17 pm

    My garden is very quiet aswell.I love to sit out there with a coffee...or better still a glass of wine!.I love listening to the birds,xx

    ReplyDelete
  18. The face of Jesus is dead centre (between the two little bushes) in one stone of the wall at around 19 seconds in. Can you see it?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are correct! Now for the hoards of people to arrive!!

      Delete
  19. How lovely...I could hear the bees :) (I mean after all my hearing isn't that keen anymore :))

    ReplyDelete
  20. Tom, was right. There IS a face in the wall. This could become quite interesting, John.

    ReplyDelete
  21. we live in a tiny village in Lincolnshire , between the new London neighbours who are very loud,endless petrol mowers, farm machinery and 2 Raf bases within a couple of miles theres no peace but i barely notice it .

    ReplyDelete
  22. Up till recently I had seen so few bees I was wondering if they were all dying, but in the last few days I've seen loads of them. All is well in the bee world!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Are you still selling your home? and moving

    ReplyDelete
  24. Sitting in the garden amidst the scent of roses and the sound of birds - paradise.

    ReplyDelete
  25. OK, the buzz of bees makes me nervous but other than that you have created a little corner of paradise.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Reminds me of my mornings here. Lovely isn't it?

    ReplyDelete
  27. Lovely . . .
    It’s the little things . . .
    Soft breeze
    Chirps
    Beautiful spaces
    Warmth
    Flowers
    Home

    ReplyDelete

I love comments and will now try very hard to reply to all of them
Please dont be abusive x