The computer is the bane of my life.

I recently launched a gardening website and since then, I have become obsessed and consumed by the computer and all that the modern world now seems to entail. Before, I would just write a bit at the kitchen table, take a few photos and generally pick up and after children. Now I feel the constant tug of social media, I need to tweet something, have I got any followers? I need to take a photo and make it interesting or beautiful. Oh and facebook, have to add something there and I have completely neglected pintrest…. The need to provide content and interact with people is seemingly never ending and exhausting. It isn’t all bad of course, you connect with fascinating people that you would never normally find in your daily life and you see amazing things, both of which you don’t get just sitting at the kitchen table. It also makes me appreciate the vibrant, real-life green of the garden.  It’s a shabby mess, but it’s become a really invaluable escape. I realise too that taking photos is almost a meditation. It was raining, just drizzle, the other Saturday and there was a noisy chaos in the house. I felt a yearning to go out into the garden, just me and the camera for a few moments of life enhancing tranquility.

Filipendula in bud

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