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Patio Moon

The last few weeks have presented challenges for me. Getting in a daily walk, even a small walk has been difficult to fit in around the challenges…

Yesterday was one of those days. Mr C and I had to make a journey that takes a couple of hours in order to register the death of my elderly aunt who recently passed away. We had made a similar journey just a few days before to pick up the instructions she had neatly detailed for us for when her time came.

The weather was kind to us, treating us to lovely countryside views as we made our journey there and back. We weren’t sure how long the registration (and other things we needed to do) would take so we booked into a local restaurant for an evening meal, rather than cooking at home.

I was partly regretting the option of dining in a restaurant… The weather was perfect for dining out in our garden. We stuck with restaurant plan which allowed me to step out into the sunshine on one of my local walks before it was time to dine :-)

We enjoyed our meal out. When we arrived back home Mr C poured a couple of glasses of wine, taking them out to our patio table so that we could enjoy the final rays of sunshine.

A blackbird sang to us and other birds chirruped in the background. I was overjoyed when a couple of bats arrived and flitted around over my garden. So perfect for calming the soul :-)

(I didn’t take any pictures from my walk or garden. This photo is from my patio in April 2018)

12 Comments CherryPie on May 22nd 2019

12 Responses to “Life…”

  1. Andrew Scott says:

    Much to ponder about life in the simple tale of one day.

  2. Mark in Mayenne says:

    Ah yes, I’ve been having a few days like that, but not as sad as yours.

  3. Ayush says:

    i love that shot, how the sky has the gradual transformation of darkness and the twigs visible too, CP

  4. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  5. Hels says:

    Losing a loved relative is always difficult. But you found some excellent comforting experiences – wine, eating in the sunshine, birdsong, gardens and (hopefully) a gentle spouse.

  6. Some weeks are harder to get in walking. Moon photo is lovely.
    Coffee is on