I am sure I am not alone, but when I have been away from home, even for a short time, I need time to reconnect. As I by necessity I leapt straight from the frying pan into the fire, back to work with barely time to remove my sombrero, it has been a disconcerting week. However today was a home day. Time to re-accustom myself to real life. Well my version anyway. The morning was spent writing, the afternoon in the garden. Aquilegias seem to have taken over. When they were in bloom they were a blessing, now they are an irritation. I cut off the flower heads, carefully avoiding seed spill, to attempt to stymie their progression. Gladiolus byzantinus, previously admired for their profusion, had forced their magenta heads through many, crushing and stifling. Under one pushy group was this Fuchsia procumbens ‘Variegata’, barely surviving the thug’s presence. I cleared and replanted, gave my apologies and hope that I will be forgiven for my negligence.