T – Time

Time, a precious commodity, we have to take stock, follow the seasons and the signs.

At the Allotment; I always feel I’m chasing time when it comes to sowing, planting, harvesting and tidying; I’m behind time, catching up or thinking about it but seldom on it…but what is it? Time.

Is there an exact time to sow, grow and reap or is a state of mind, the chap who always has to be first, surely that is a state of mind and has nothing to do with time?

Allotment, Norfolk, Barn & Beach
The Lotty

Today, despite a dreadful weather forecast I spent two hours planting out the last of the ‘spuds’ and tidying an adjacent strip to a neighbouring allotment (so the owner will think I’m a reasonable chap), and my weeds don’t embarrass his onions, or even embrace them.

The Allotment is largely turned now and its time to get the seedlings ready for the beginning of May. We have terrible forecasts for the last week of April “Gardeners Beware” announces the  weatherman each evening after the Channel 4 news…Frost.

Time to take stock, walk down to the beach and admire this flock –

Walcott; seabirds; Norfolk; Holidays
Seagull on Seawall at Walcott, Norfolk

It’s not a bad place to kill time, throw a few stones, dodge a few waves, but you must wrap up warm or be incredibly brave, Norfolk in Spring Time with Barn & Beach.

We are nearly there on this old A to Z Challenge (click if you want to see some others taking part), not much time left now, eh?