The Gallery Week 21: Nature

When hubby and I were looking for a new home to start a family in nearly 9 years ago, one of my top priorities was to have a decent back garden.
A backgarden I could make into another ‘room’ for our home: somewhere for our children to grow to love.

Nature for me is to be explored, touched, smelt.
And my children do me proud in that department.
They will spent hours on end in the garden investigating worms, trying to understand snails, touching the bark on the trees, discovering the different smells from Lemon Balm, Lavender and Rosemary.
They’re fascinated with the compost heap, BEG to help with the weeding and revel in watching the buds come out as spring lays her fingers on our little patch early in the year.

And this is the flower I excitedly show them every year when it arches over the soil, delicate little hearts hanging one by one.
Delicate little hearts.

This post is for Week 21 of The Gallery: Nature sponsored by organic chocolate maker Green & Black’s who are offering up a hamper of their gorgeous wares to one lucky entrant.
Plus there are runners up prizes on offer too . . .

I’ve enlisted the help of a fabulous guest judge to help out (and she’s remaining offline to make sure it’s REALLY fair, so she will only see the pictures and words I send her).
And just to be clear, we’re not looking for the most amazing photograph; it’s about the whole package, so words and photo will be considered . . .

But do you know what? Just do what you always do. Support your fellow bloggers, spread the love, enjoy yourself. It’s just that this week one of us will have a whole lot of chocolately goodness to enjoy as ‘reward’ for joining in.
It’s all a bit of fun.

If you’re new here and want to know what the Gallery is, go and read here, and then come right back and join in!
I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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