In South Africa, I would sit on my bench in my lovely garden every evening.
This was the most relaxing part of my day.
I planted the garden from scratch.
It was designed by me with so much love.
I would get so excited when there was a new flower.
Or when my Silver Birches started shooting up.
This photo is of my Silver Birches and bench.
I don't have a photo of my Leopard Tree.
My favourite tree in the world.
I wonder how big it is now.
It was planted in the middle of the garden to give shade in Summer, but not in Winter.
I think the reason I don't spend time in the garden over here is many - fold.
I am too busy with the inside of the house.
I have beautiful nature all around me, so I don't need to go into my tiny garden to get it.
I am not as stressed as I used to be, so don't need that recharge.
I didn't build this garden from scratch, so don't feel very attached to it.
All good reasons to have left my beautiful garden behind.
But, I wonder how my trees are doing.
And I miss my evenings on the bench.