In my rhyme
At this time
Let us see

For my muse
Will refuse
To come near,
Or appear,

So that I
Must get by
Without much
More than such

As there be
Showing right
In your sight

On this page
To engage
Your review
And to do

What it can
For the plan
On each day
To display,

Flowing free,
For your glee …

 Among the amusements of the past few days, as previously mentioned, has been the need to assess five gardens in various distant suburbs. During this exercise I discovered that my battery would not charge sufficiently to start the car.  As it happened the first such experience was on a steeply sloping driveway, and I avoided crashing into the garage door by frantic last-minute braking as soon as the engine took.  Thereafter it was necessary to find a downhill at each new site.  Such fun.  Fortunately I have had a lot of practice in that art in my youth, and I’m glad I wasn’t driving an automatic.

The three-year-old battery has been diagnosed as suffering a terminal illness (shrieks of mirth) and I have now replaced it at a quite shocking charge (more shrieks).

Anyway, here are some other pictures of the cramped little gardens viewed. 

Large garden 5 Large garden 1 Large garden 2 Large garden 3 Large garden 4

(P.S. Battling to get pictures in, for reasons unknown.  *sundry well-chosen expletives*)

© Colonialist April 2013 (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. Tokeloshe says:

    The gardens look like parks.


  2. Lots of green. Lush green! You don’t seem to need my drought-tolerant plants. Everything is thriving! Your trimeters weren’t cramped, just well chosen!


  3. Arkenaten says:

    Sheesh! Gardens….compass needed I reckon.
    Yes, those sloping Natal driveways. Had to negotiate one serious example when I last ran Comrades. Almost burnt out the clutch. Scary stuff.


  4. adinparadise says:

    These are beautiful parks, Col. It must have been hard to choose between them. Glad you were able to stop the car from destroying it, yourself, and the garage door. You wouldn’t have been very popular with the house owner, or with MBH either. 🙂


    • colonialist says:

      Fortunately it was an advice rather than a judging session. Yes, I certainly took a bit of a chance with that emergency start. It was so nice to put the new one in and be able to start wherever again.


  5. 68ghia says:

    Those are not gardens.
    They are estates! So beautiful.
    Sorry about the battery Col – cars do work out to be quite expensive!!


  6. bulldog says:

    These are magnificent photos of a garden I’m very envious of… would love to sit around there…


  7. Sonel says:

    Oh, how I would love to just go and sit under that tree and be one with nature. What a beautiful garden. It looks like a little forest! Great pics and post Col! *hugs*


  8. nrhatch says:

    Shocking when a battery is terminal! 😯
    Gorgeous gardens.


  9. huntmode says:

    Lovely! Sorry to hear about the car – mine once broke down nine times in four days ~ argh! Knocking on wood, my current lovely has been a marvel of working parts. Thanks for the pictures – lovely! Cough – as was the poem, of course! (got caught up in the car and the vistas).


  10. Pussycat44 says:

    My patch of grass is looking sick compared to those lawns.


  11. The Asian says:

    Those gardens aren’t cramped at all! You should see ours 😕


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