Happy New Year 2022 !

A Happy New Year to all followers, gardeners and visitors to The Grantham Gardener.  I wish you good health, prosperity, and peace.

You may have wondered why the posts have been so sparse over the last months. I have been putting a lifetime of things into boxes.

Over the last two years I have been locked down in Melbourne due to Covid19 and its restrictions with my nonagenarian mother and on December 26 we were finally able to transfer to Sydney to a new life for her and the emotional return to our family for us both. What an exciting end to the year. Even the 11 hour, 900km road trip home was an exhilarating freedom to breathe some country air and see the Australian bush again.

Along the way there were also places to stop and places of whimsy like The Big Koala at Gundagai on the Hume Hwy.

To all those who are at this time suffering restrictions my thoughts go out to you all and I hope that the dawning of a new year will bring freedom and a better life.

Afoot and light-hearted, I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose.

Henceforth I ask not good-fortune I myself am good fortune;
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Strong and content, I travel the open road.

( from Song of the Open Road, by Walt Whitman)

Happy 2022 from Annaofgreengables

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