It has been a week packed with strong emotions.
A friend who is a gardener is ill.
Gardeners form good friendships with their fellows.
Therefore something like this is deeply felt.
From experience I know it is better to carry on in your own garden and gain solace from this.
A garden demands us to look to the future and nourish what we have.
I have received news this week of the workshop at Palmstead to be held in January 2018.
I look forward to seeing my old friends.
My recent visit to Patchings Art Festival revived my interest in coloured pencils.
Perhaps I will join the Coloured Pencil Society.
Again this was an opportunity to meet old friends.
When life throws sadness your way it is good to remember the numerous contacts and benefits a hobby or occupation brings.
It also gives continuity in a chaotic world.
It helps us to become centered again and find the energy that is necessary to carry on.