winter in summer and a fistful of fives


I took this photograph of winter hellebores in March, which was when I started thinking about writing a blog post. Five months later I've finally got round to it. If I'd had to take another photograph to reflect the changing seasons I'm quite sure it would have been another five months before I wrote anything, so hellebores it is.

This month I've been blogging on here for five years. I blogged for a year before that, too, about dieting and healthy eating and gluten-free stuff, but that got dull so I started Mouse Notebook. So far this year I've written five blog posts... not because of dullness... I'm not quite sure why... a variety of reasons I suppose. What I'm sure of is that I don't want to stop for good. Now that Google Reader has gone to the bottom of the sea I've stopped reading many other blogs and have been out of the loop for a good while, but I've missed it, and so I've set some of my favourite blogs up on Bloglovin' and am settling back into this lovely gentle community of artists and makers once more. I wanted to pop back myself and say hello to anyone who happens to still be out there, but never mind if you're not, because I guess like most of us I've realised that the main person who gets anything out of this experience is me.

So, enjoy the hellebores and I will be back soon.

49 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Hi Sue, lovely to have you back!
Beautiful photo. :)
V x

Sue said...

Hello Vivienne! Can't believe anyone's still following... thanks!

Sue said...

I'm still following too! It's so lovely to read a post from you Sue.

Sue said...

How exciting! Thank you too :)

silverpebble said...

Oh it's so lovely to see you around here again. Hello

caireen said...

I'm still here!! Like you I think about a blog post and then its gone...and I'm kind of happy with that, I also don't want to give it up - I'll keep looking in! hope you are well. Caireen :)

alice c said...

Hello!

It is always a treat to see a new post here. I love those hellebore - such beautiful colours.

As it happens the first comment I ever wrote on a blog was about hellebores - I felt like the bravest woman on the planet as I pressed the publish button!

Sue said...

Oh! Hello! Lovely to see you too :-D

Sue said...

So happy to hear from you too Caireen, hope you are doing well also.

Sue said...

Hello Alice, thank you so much for commenting, I am feeling all warm and fuzzy now to find people are still there :)

Patricia G said...

Beautiful photograph, I just love the colours of helebores. I probably just like looking at pictures - inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

rossichka said...

Hello, Sue! I'm so glad to hear from you! I missed your posts and hoped that you and your family are O.K. By the way, your boots were a soothing sign that you've been somewhere around, very close - in Gretel's blog!:D
We are all free to go and come back, to write and stop for a while, to comment or to be silent... We are changing along this exciting journey - through learning about us and the world, discovering new themes of interest, getting in contact with kindred souls... Whenever you write a new post, I hope I'll come here to enjoy it!
Beautiful flowers!:)

Frances said...

Ah, Sue, I love seeing these hellebores in early August, along with some of your good writing.

I think by now you know how much I do enjoy seeing a post from you, and your particular take on just about everything. And so, welcome back.

Here's a coincidence. I see your topmost sidebar photo, and am glad to report that I am due to soon inherit my own excellent example of such a lovely plant...just as soon as it it no longer required to be part of the merchandizing display at the shop. How I hope that it will still be in good health when I get it home, and that I can find the time to use it as a model for drawing/painting.

Small world xo

Elizabeth said...

Of course we are still here, just waiting for you to bob up again when it suits. Beautiful hellebores - and they happen to be the right season 's flower for Australia right now!

Alison said...

The hellebores are lovely, and having a post from you is always a treat. I am glad to know that there is no dire reason that you've not been visible online.

My own blog is something that I keep pretty much for my own amusement and personal history keeping, though I am always happy when someone I know from online or offline comments. I have never managed to figure out blog "readers" so I simply have my favorites (of which you are one) in a list on the sidebar of my own blog, in a format that puts them in "most recent post" order...

Pearly Queen said...

Lovely to see you back - don't leave it so long next time :-)

Penny
x

Sue said...

Patricia they are gorgeous aren't they? I wish they didn't droop their little faces so close to the ground though - they're hard to enjoy without bending down and tipping each one up!

Sue said...

It's always lovely to hear from you too Rossichka with your wise and thoughtful words. Thanks for looking in :)

Sue said...

Frances, how lovely, a new plant and a freebie too! Those particular beauties were in a florists shop in Denmark - but then EVERYTHING is beautiful in Denmark! They have style in their breathing in and out. Thanks for still being around and for popping in!

Sue said...

An excellent point which I wish I'd thought of! I enjoyed your cutting garden pictures - there is nothing so lovely as growing your own flowers for the house is there?

mostlymotley said...

Still here too and always pleased to see your posts pop up in Bloglovin - am taking things slowly myself at the moment, it doesn't matter - quality not quantity as they say.

Sue said...

Alison, that's an excellent policy and it certainly is a lovely way to look back over the days - and now years - and see what you have made and where you have been etc. I guess it is rather an edited version and the dire bits get written out but I rather like that! Thanks for commenting - it's good to hear from you.

Sue said...

Thanks Penny, I won't! I'm determined to write more frequently - I think part of the 'problem' is that I don't tend to carry my big camera around with me so much and my iPhone doesn't take such good pics. I'll have to think of a

Sue said...

way round this!

Sue said...

More wise advice, thanks for that!

Sue said...

I am having some trouble with these embedded comments - they keep freezing up...

Kate Fern said...

yay, lovely to see your post!!

Gina said...

And I'm here too! Lovely to see you back.

Bobo Bun said...

Glad to have you pop back. I have you on my sidebar so saw you'd returned. I've never got my head around the reader thing so I don't miss it to be honest. Blogging for you is great, but still lovely to have the old chat too isn't it.
x

Sue said...

Yay, lovely to hear from you too Kate :)

Sue said...

Hi Gina, thanks! I feel all loved and appreciated ;)

ljw said...

Glad I clicked onto 'my favourites' just in case. I've always enjoyed reading your posts ever since I stumbled across the mouse notebook which introduced me to a gentler world of creativity and mindfulness.

Sue said...

It certainly is Lisa, I've missed it!

Sue said...

What a kind description, thank you :)

Sandra Robinson said...

I am still here Sue, but I haven't done a huge amount of posting either. I have you on my blog list and have never used Google reader. Nice to see you back :)

Sue said...

Thank you Sandra - I am loving this - so many lovely people saying hello - I have been reading about your painting adventures - keep going with it :)

Toffeeapple said...

Cooee, I am still here too. I have all my favourite blogs on 'Bloglovin' since the Reader demise.

So good to see you posting again. Just remember that it is primarily for you, and we get to enjoy what you write.

Sue said...

Hi and thanks! I'm finding Bloglovin' a good alternative, the digest email is useful.

acornmoon said...

Still here also, hope all is well. x

Chloe said...

Hello! :)

Sue said...

Hi Val and Chloe, thanks for saying hello :)

Gilly said...

:)

Linda said...

Nice to see you back!

Clive Hicks-Jenkins said...

Thank you for putting a link to my seaside still-life paintings. I'm so pleased you like them.

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

How truly lovely to have you back :)

erinrose said...

I wasn't following before, but have been watching recently and enjoying some of your older posts. Staying tuned.

Sue said...

Thanks Erin! Nice to have you along :)

Sue said...

Thanks Linda! :)

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