1. 1.
    traveling from place to place, especially working or based in various places for relatively short periods.
    "the peripatetic nature of military life"
    synonyms:nomadic, itinerant, traveling, wandering, roving, roaming, migrant,migratory, unsettled
    "I could never get used to her peripatetic lifestyle"
  2. 2.
  1. 1.
    a person who travels from place to place.
  2. 2.
    an Aristotelian philosopher.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wuthering Heights or Depths: Life from a Gardener's Perspective on 2012

Peanut looks back on 2012
No two ways about it: 2012 was a rough year for everyone. At least, that's what a gardener would tell you every time. The sun was too hot, the rain was too much or too little, the transplant didn't take or took too well, the renters made too many changes... Victims abound! There must be a generic form available somewhere that an attorney has prepared for any number of damages done during 2012 or even a couple of years earlier. All you need to do is fill in the complaints, sign on the dotted line, and collect your reward. Alas! It's true!

 I couldn't believe my ears and eyes when I recently heard and saw an ad on TV by a group of lawyers in Alabama. BP money is flowing into the area like milk and honey. The Gulf Coast has never had it so good. The long-suffering servant Joseph in Wuthering Heights would certainly have had a case for a lawsuit, if only he'd been around to plead it in 2012:

"Aw mun hev my wage, and Aw mun goa! Aw hed aimed tuh dee, wheare Aw'd sarved fur sixty year; un' Aw thowt Aw'd lug my books up intuh t' garret, un' all my bits uh stuff, un' they sud hev t' kitchen tuh theirseln; fur t' sake uh quietness. It wur hard tuh gie up my awn hearthstun, bud Aw thowt Aw could do that! Bud nah, SHOO'S TAAN MY GARDEN FROUGH ME, un' by th' heart, Maister, Aw cannot stand it! Yah muh bend tuh th' yoak, an ye will--Aw' noan used to't and an ow'd man doesn't sooin get used tuh new barthens. Aw'd rayther arn my bite an' my sup, wi' a hammer in th' road!"


  1. Dear Walk2write,
    2012 was not an easy year, in many aspects, I agree with you. And - though thoroughly optimistic as you know me - I am not quite sure of the Year of the Water Snake that follows. Feeling with you about the changes renters do to a garden. I see mine in Hildesheim with some reluctance...

  2. Happy New Year to you my dear friend! Gardening was a wee bit difficult but not sure who I'd sue exactly or what I'd get. No problem, it is the trials that make the rewards of gardening so much sweeter. I hope you and SAM had a great New Year and stop by and see us again!

  3. Yes, I wasn't sorry to say goodbye to 2012. Did you see the report that 2012 was the hottest ever in the USA? Disturbing trend in global warming. Let us hope 2013 will be better for our gardens and the world. Happy New Year!

  4. Hi W2W .. lots of floods here - and now the snow is about to come .. still we need the cold to kill the bugs ...

    I don't have a garden but am feeding the birds now ... and making sure their water is changed or thawed out - not always easy!

    Have a good year ahead ... cheers Hilary