Getting up to Date

I’ve finally uploaded photos of the Harlow Carr visit. Sorry it took so long but I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather over the last few days, despite the intake of therapeutic cake.

As I get older, I’m clearly getting more delicate and the sudden cold snap has caught me out. It’s either that or I’m turning nesh in my old age, as we say round here.  According to my search facility I’ve not used the word before in a blog so I added a link. If I have used it before, I apologise for the ,ink.

We went to see my Dad today with NumberTwo son. It was a bit sad. Dad is healthy enough, and well looked after both by my sister and the home, but he’s not likely to remember Number Two Son on his return from Canada in two year’s time. It’s easy to ignore this when it happens gradually, but you can’t ignore it when looking so far into the future.

More pictures here from Harlow Carr, including the current state of the dogwood fedge.


22 thoughts on “Getting up to Date

  1. jodierichelle

    I’d like to have a good walk around Harlow Carr – it looks awesome. I’m sorry to hear that your dad is beginning to decline. I’m sure that’s heartbreaking. Hugs to you.

  2. Laurie Graves

    Lovely pictures, but sad about your father. How terrible it is when we are mentally diminished to the point where we can no longer remember loved ones. However, nice to read about the good care that he gets.

  3. Helen

    The idea of a dogwood fedge in the front garden is growing on me.

    Anyway, I am sorry to learn of your Dad’s condition.

  4. Lavinia Ross

    I learned a new word here today, Quercus. 🙂

    I hope your father’s memory holds. I am glad he is healthy and well cared for by your sister and the home.

    The fedge is lovely! Give our best to Julia, too.

    1. quercuscommunity

      Julia is having a training week – she is not happy, so thinking of big skies and cats will do her good.

      I amfortunate in my wife and sister – both superstars.

  5. Donnalee of Woodstock NY

    Nesh is good–I wonder if it’s somehow related to ‘senescent’, with some cold thrown in. I hope you feel better soon.

    I ignore everything when looking into the future. I am convinced i don’t know what will happen, so when the partner starts to say deep things like, “Hmmm, I don’t know about Tuesday”, I just say, “Me neither” and that stops that right there.

  6. tootlepedal

    I hope that you recover your health and your spirits soon. Some better weather will help. A cold snap at a time when things should be getting warmer is undeniably depressing.


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