The Blog Limps Along as The Orchard Persists

I guess every blogger thinks of giving it up at some point.    I wonder how many blogs of the earliest days would still  be running after twenty years on the world wide web?   At this end of life twenty years sounds like a short time, just as a twenty year old seems a child to me now.

I have been blogging on and off for sixteen months.    These days it is mostly off.    I am repeating myself ; it seems I have nothing new to say.  Even the photographs I took in the garden yesterday look almost identical to the ones last year.  More cumquats, oranges, mandarins, another giant Etrog… I guess that’s why I don’t buy gardening magazines anymore.

There is some garden news: the neighbour who has a car space in front of my house has applied to Council for permission to build a car port in its space.  That means not only my poor Cecil Brünner rose must put up with obstructed sunlight (by a large wardrobe at present) but the entire orchard will be affected.  It is a depressing prospect that is prompting me to give it up and move to an apartment.


A Neighbour decided to block the light to my rose – it is desperately reaching for light



My Neighbour has applied to put a car port in the space in front of my cottage.


About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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11 Responses to The Blog Limps Along as The Orchard Persists

  1. wfdec says:

    And PS. I often feel like giving up blogging. The main reason is because when the reading and commenting becomes one way traffic only.

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  2. wfdec says:

    What I would do is to make a collection of photographs and also collect as many fruits as are growng now and present them to him as a gift with a note saying you are sorry there will be no more because the new building will kill the plants, but it was nice while they lasted. It won’t help but it might just make him feel guilty about being more concerned for his car than for trees.

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    • Mary Tang says:

      My neighbours are intimidating and threatening people with the foulest of language and not people one wants to engage with. I am philosophical about people wanting to improve their property so I am being motivated to move to be away from them rather than what they want to do with the space they own.


  3. angela1313 says:

    I don’t find your blog repetitive at all, amd youur topics are all things that interest me. I often cover the same topics myself and follow blogs that have really narrow focus. It is regretable about the neighbor but my personal experience was so bad in apartments I swore I would live in a tent in the desert rather than subject myself to that torture again. You sound a bit discouraged and I am sorry for that, I really look forward to your posts and pictures.

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  4. Trips to Turkey, outings with friends, calligraphy, translations – yeah, all repetitive and boring. :) Keep them coming – and let us know what happens about the carport.

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  5. Its lovely to see you back Mary, had been thinking of you. Personally I have never found you at all repetitive! :) Ergh, neighbours. Frustrating. I couldn’t do the apartment thing as I can’t stand the sound of stomping footsteps overhead, it makes me rage 😡 but I can understand the desire to get away. Sending good wishes your way x

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