A Pond No More!


My pond is definitely dead; it has sprung a leak and sadly cannot be repaired.  I shall transform it into a bog garden in the spring.

Meanwhile, the remainder of my garden is ALMOST ready to sleep for winter.  I have been weeding and tidying in small bursts for several weeks, and only have a little weeding left to do; I shall then plant my remaining spring bulbs.

A few colourful blooms still smile back at me, including Achillea, Scabious, Calendula, Kaffir Lily and a few Roses, all pictured below.








Kaffir Lily


“Pilgrim” Rose

I am reminded of a poem I wrote several years ago of two Roses lying side by side, one of which is dying:

Two Roses

A crimson hue of velvet petals nestles close to create a delicious bloom,

Gentle leaves embrace a fine green stem, each one veined with tiny lines,

A little three leaved branch sits quietly in a bend, waiting to mature,

Alongside these luscious leaves lies a large rosebud, embalmed in death,

Its petals have paled into mottled hues of dark red, pink and orange,

The cycle completed, the two roses rest side by side – a testament to each others beauty.

Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from debilitating illness.


  1. I guess your pond has decided it wants to be something else…it’s going through a metamorphosis. I know you will do it justice!! Your flowers are beautiful and your poem even more so. Funny I was saying goodbye to my Willow Tree this morning…most of her leaves are golden yellow and dropping to the ground soon they will be all gone til Spring! You have such a green thumb!! xo

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      • There’s nothing as healing as spending time with nature, the quiet, simplicity helps to de-stress us from life’s craziness. I’ve been wanting to visit and have been too busy, I always have smiles on my face when I come by and read. Thanks Brigid, wishing you a wonderful weekend too!! xo

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