First cut of the year

Yesterday was a perfect gardening day – no wind, no sun, just pleasant warm weather – the first time for months and months I was happy to garden all day – and I cut the grass for the first time – that must be a record – 21st May!!!

It put me in a pleasantly nostalgic mood, fondly remembering the garden I left in 2005. I had a large orchard and was able to mow a huge 7 circuit grass spiral


It was just wonderful to see the grasses grow and change throughout the seasons. I walked the spiral each morning for about 2 years.  Children nearly always ran into the centre and out again, shrieking with joy.

Andy Goldsworthy (one of my favourite artists) says the best way to observe change is to stay in the same place; and watching the grasses grow, in the spiral, and flower and go to seed and notice what bugs and beetles, birds and butterflies were attracted to the grasses at each stage, was a brilliant way to understand what he means.

Early morning dew:



snowMid-summer party


I had a wonderful 10 years in West Dorset and it is the garden and the grass spiral I miss the most.

So when i moved to where I am now I mowed a spiral



It could be seen on Google Earth!

And on what seemed like the only warm day of that summer (2oo8), after the paddling pool was put away:


I could not resist a play myself

22.ballsballs1 Aug08 051 Aug08 058 Aug08 037 Aug08 052  Goodnight!


About Wild Daffodil

hoarder of creative goodies that will someday come in useful, enabler and supporter of creativity, lifelong knitter, artist and fabulous Granny!
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13 Responses to First cut of the year

  1. C@@L garden & memories ❤


  2. sandra dorey says:

    Thank you – it was great to dig out those pre blog-time photos and share them here.


  3. roos says:

    Gardens as art, wonderful to see.


    • sandra dorey says:

      Thanks Roos, so glad you like it – with Chelsea Flower Show on at the moment – ideas for more garden art are coming thick and fast!


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  9. What fun, so beautiful. Are those balls from a kiddies ball pool?

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