Saturday, 28 August 2010
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
We visit regularly.....and have done so since they were tiny babies.
Even little girls need quiet times.......time to think about school days. Poppi starts in September, she is not an indoor girl.
Another favourite tree......you can climb through the gap, if you are small enough. Poppi got stuck today, it took a while to get her foot out. Fortunately she found it amusing, so did I......
We sit and eat our sandwiches watching the birds. A mute swan decided it liked my roll, walked straight over and took half. Poppi found it hilarious, so did most of the tourists passing by.
Friday, 20 August 2010
He was amazed to see that the trunk is completely hollow.
The old blenheim orange is the most loved and respected tree in the garden.
She is being eaten from the inside out, giving life to others, and shelter to birds and bats. I often sit beneath her boughs and reflect.........
Autumn is a wonderful season, especially for the those who garden for wildlife.
I cut the plants back in early spring, so this is the time for me to enjoy the garden.
As the season progresses I will clear the leaves from the lawn. I never clear them from the borders, it gives insects somewhere to hide during the cold winter months.
Soon the grasses will appear, and give the garden a whole new look.
I am always excited by the change of season.....
I love the anticipation of what is to come.
Have a peaceful and happy weekend.........and enjoy your garden.
Thursday, 19 August 2010
Butteflies are in decline they say......I have seen the changes here. I have a garden full of butterflies....it is amazing what one person can do when they have a dream.
The garden is now full of bird song......and on occasions I am lucky enough to capture an image of the shy visitors. The juvenile mistle thrush has come to feast on Laurel berries. I get many interesting birds here but rarely am I able to capture them with my camera.
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Monday, 16 August 2010
Have a peaceful and happy week.....
Saturday, 14 August 2010
Even Arum italicum has produced beautiful berries...........lovely to see dotted amongst the planting.
Heavy rain is forecast for the next few days......I feel relieved. I love this area for all that it is. I may sometimes curse when the roads are flooded........or the ditches overflow and need unblocking but all in all, I love to live in this damp and interesting area.
Hope you are having a peaceful and happy weekend.......