fresh starts

 


Hello dear friends.  I may have an idea of how to keep my blog going.  I'm going to give it a shot for sure.  I take photos here and there and so I'll post them and just talk about them or anything else that comes to mind.  One thing I'm excited about is that there will be no ads.  I've given up reading most blogs bc the ads are so distracting I don't know if I'm reading the post or an ad.  Nothing against those that have them...in fact I admire them bc there is a lot of work that goes into ads.  Or sponsorship.  It is a lot of hard work and why shouldn't they get compensated?  It was v motivating for me I'll admit.  But now I just don't have the energy.  There is a chance I will add some of my favorite products to the sidebar but that is mostly bc I get asked often about certain things.  There is also the small issue that I cannot reply directly to your comments.  That is so annoying but I can live with it.



The weather has been lovely here.  The garden looks so good and it isn't bc of me.  I've hired a garden man to help me.  His name is Francisco and I adore him.  He does so much for this garden I can't believe it.  What a lifesaver.  



I'm in love with this dried baby's breath.  It looks so ethereal and sculptural at the same time.  I've been trying to declutter more and more and trying to do little projects inside.  I hope to report on some of them soon.  So that's pretty much that.  We'll see how this fresh start goes...x


62 comments

  1. Oh, Janet, so excited to see this new post from you! Yes, I would love to see
    whatever photos you want to share with comments. Love to see any de-cluttering posts or any other projects you are doing. The garden looks amazing, by the way!
    Welcome back!

    Judy

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  2. Very excited to hear that you will be posting your fabulous photos again. Your garden looks stupendous!

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  3. I’m thrilled to read this, Janet! Yours has always been one of my favorite blogs and I’ve missed you. I happily look forward to reading whatever you decide to share. The garden looks lovely! Such a good decision to hire some help. Anything to make life easier. Welcome back!

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  4. I'm so glad you posted! You are a jewel, and I have missed you. I hope you have peace in your heart! Big hug to you!

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  5. Chris in SeattleMay 13, 2021 at 9:26 PM

    I love it! My idea of a good blog - just random thoughts on beautiful things.

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  6. So glad to see your post. I don't comment often, but I love reading your blog and seeing your photos. The garden is looking wonderful!

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  7. Random thoughts on anything and everything with photos? How could we possibly ask for more? If today's post is an early indicator, we're in for a real treat. Thank you, dear lady. I wish peace.

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  8. Welcome sight...your words and fresh pics of home. Whatever you like to share we welcome. Simplicity is what we all crave.

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  9. Fresh starts are always good.

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  10. Lovely to see your blog pop up today, and enjoy your beautiful photos. The bird is stunning! And your garden is indeed looking absolutely beautiful - well done Francisco, and I wish you could come to me as well. I will enjoy your fresh start pictures, anytime.

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  11. Hello Janet and dear reader friends! Seeing this post pop up brought me so much joy and excitement! I'm thrilled with whatever you post, and your photos and your thoughts are always meaningful. Thank you! I hope everyone has a lovely day.

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  12. So glad to see your post Janet! I love your writing and your photos.

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  13. Janet! My heart leapt for joy when I saw your post pop up in my inbox this morning. There are no words for how delighted I am to see you back. Sending much love and hugs. xo karen

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  14. Absolutely wonderful news, thank you Janet for continuing your blog. It is my fav.

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  15. So good to see you back! Looking forward to seeing and reading whatever you feel like sharing.

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  16. Can you share some of the things Francisco is doing that are different from when you were tending the garden on your own?

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  17. Thank you, thank you! I loved someone's comment in the past, something like
    "you could post a photo of you taking out the trash and I'd be grateful" I enjoyed seeing the garden.

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  18. What a fabulous way to start the weekend with a blog post from you. Thank you so much for sharing pictures of your gorgeous garden and a few interior shots of perfection. Your posts are aspirational and inspirational. Peace to you. Best, Kay

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  19. So happy to see you here again Janet. Whatever you want to post. Actually would like to know more about the decluttering. I know I am too sentimental and find it hard to part with things. 'Love from New York,
    Darby

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  20. Welcome back, Dear Cyber Friend, I am just so glad to hear from you and look forward to your beautiful pictures and words ...

    Shelley Rose

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  21. Beautiful garden/house photos, random thoughts YES! And NO ADS!!! Thank you.

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  22. Thank you for posting and finding a way to keep the blog going. Your photos and words are always so calming.

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  23. I'm sure you know that your readers are happy with whatever you feel moved to post - no matter how small. I know what you mean about the ads in some blogs being distracting and confusing - is this the blog writer, is it an ad, what is it? Sending many positive thoughts your way.

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  24. Delighted to see your post and beautiful photos today!

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  25. You’re garden looks so beautiful. I’d love to see more photos of it. I too have been decluttering my little world even more. You’ve always motivated me to just let things go. I look forward sauntering along reading whatever strikes your fancy.

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  26. it's all been said. and we're All excited and grateful!
    bless you dear girl! keep on keepin' on! XO

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  27. Janet,
    I'm so happy to see your post and I'm thrilled you'll give it a shot for the future. I agree, as a former blogger I completely understand the ad situation, but there are some sites that ads make it challenging to navigate a post.
    I honestly love your style and am happy to be patient while you live your life and work on the blog as time and mood allows.
    xo,
    Karen
    P.S. your garden looks amazing.

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  28. Seeing your new post today made my heart sing, I'm so happy you're back in whatever way best suits you. Please know you are well loved & have been missed!

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  29. It was so nice to see you pop up in my email, Janet. Like hearing from an old friend (I've been here since nearly the beginning!)... Love to you.

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  30. Hi Janet. So good to hear from you and that you plan to continue your blog. I so enjoy your photos as well as the absence of ads :).

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  31. Garden looks great. After the attic blast May has been fairly mild and roses and spring flowers so pretty. But the desert heat will come in another month.
    Thanks for continuing to post pretty photos.

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  32. So pleased to hear from you, Janet. Your home and garden look peaceful and beautiful. I always need reminders and ideas for decluttering, so please keep sending them. Thank you for making the effort to connect. You are appreciated and loved. Kat

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  33. Welcome back! Love your photos and thoughts.xo

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  34. Hello! Your home and garden are so beautiful and a yard man sounds wonderful! Good to hear from you. ❤

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  35. So happy to see your post today and look forward to beautiful pics from you in the future.

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  36. Me too, sooo happy to hear from you! Your instincts are always spot on for me. So whatever you share -- however much or little -- is somehow relevant and interesting. Yes to decluttering and gardening! (I need a Francisco.) I hardly noticed the ads when you had them, so if you change your mind on that in the future, know that it is perfectly fine for this reader. Thank you for continuing this gem of a blog.

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  37. As with everyone, so lovely to find your post (and ad-free)... and looking through a keyhole is just perfect : ) One square foot of garden or interior or whatever catches your eye... and you have found a magician gardener! The photo of the garden should be painted for your home, it is simply gorgeous. Debbie

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  38. Well done on your thought processes and doing what feels right.
    Your voice is a special one, calm in the midst of storms, and your home and garden a thing of beauty.
    Great to see you back. x

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  39. Welcome back! Bravo to your decision to blog again! You were missed.

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  40. Happy Sunday morning to you & all of your wonderful readers! So very happy that you have decided to continue your blog & lov the direction you will be taking. And, yes, I agree - your garden looks so pretty so bringing Francisco on was a great decision!! And I'm sure your back & knees agree! Yes, I too have stopped followng some blogs bc I couldn't stand all the distracting ads. Simple & elegant are words, to me, that define you! Sending much love & a big hug! xxoo Katie

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  41. FOR MANY Of us to comment one has to use CHROME HERE on BLOGGER.Which is a google link so Ive been told....... I copy and paste your email into CHROME and then I can comment!Otherwise it does not work!
    NOW back to your WISE BIG STATEMENT the ADS!!!
    I totally agree JANET!Same thing happens to me..........I can't stand them!
    Plus, they are hideous to LOOK AT!
    Iam not there TO SHOP.
    IS he ITALIAN your new gardener?IAM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!
    YOUR PLAN of photos and a CHAT about them sound REFRESHING TO ME!
    I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING MORE PHOTOS!
    XXX

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  42. So happy to hear from you, dear Janet!!
    I am thrilled with anything you wish to share. Your photos are stunning. Your garden looks magical; look forward to hearing about Francisco.
    Your home looks so calm and peaceful.
    You have always been such an inspiration to me. All the best from Umbria, R

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  43. I am so glad you're here, so relieved you're back. Much love to you.

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  44. So happy to see you. I love how you freshened up, as you put it. I return to your blog a lot for inspiration to de-clutter. Love this new incarnation of the Gardeners’s Cottage!

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  45. I always enjoy seeing glimpses of your home and garden.

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  46. Welcome back. It's the simple little things you post that keep me checking your blog. I think your idea is splendid.

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  47. I've been so busy adding a new raised bed garden that I've hardly been on my computer. I was thrilled to see your post & happy that you've found a way to continue the blog. I have missed it! And, good for you to get help in the garden. We want to do it all, but often that isn't possible. Godspeed Janet!

    ...all is grade!

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  48. Very happy to see this, even though I'm a little late to the party! Thanks!

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  49. I have missed you. Your posts are so authentic, very comforting in this world.

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  50. michelle ridgwayMay 19, 2021 at 4:42 PM

    So happy to visit your site today and see your entry. I agree with you about the ads, my blog surfing is down 75% because of these annoying intrusions. Your garden is looking beautiful. Keep well and touch base with us from time to time

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  51. Yay - glad you are back in a way that works for you:)

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  52. Wonderful idea! I love it and support it a 200% ! Thank you for continuing! Your kindness and elegance (heart, sould and way of living) inspires me!

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  53. How did I miss this! Seems like I just checked your blog last week! Really glad you are back posting again. Your yard looks beautiful.

    Sincerely,
    Debra from SENC

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kindness is never out of style.

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