Monday 29 December 2014
A game of hide and seek in the garden was such fun. Although it was cold, wrapped in woollen jumpers and bobble hats it did not seem to matter. To see the Grandchildren laughing, cheeks rosy ............a family coming together, at this special time of year.
When I planned the garden 13 years ago, I wanted a garden that had flowers all year.
Not for me, although I love my plants, but for the bumble bees that nest in the garden.
I was fortunate just before Christmas Day to see a queen bumble bee feeding on the Mahonia blooms. I cannot describe the absolute joy this brings.
To help nature survive these cold winter months is a privilege.
I am now looking forward to Spring. As each day passes we are given a little more light, and to any gardener that is something to look forward to.
Sunday 14 December 2014
Wednesday 10 December 2014
To say he is aggressive is an understatement........he frequently pins other birds to the ground, and tries to peck at their eyes. I know that robins are very territorial but I have never seen such an aggressive bird. Have you ????
Friday 5 December 2014
Some people pass through this wonderful world,
And never look up at the sky.........
So, I took random photographs, pointing the camera to the sky.
Most were erased but this one I really like.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
Apparently when the new owners moved in within a year the garden had been cleared.....minimal was the new owners preference. I can remember feeling so sad when I was told. What about the wildlife that lived amongst the ivy....where would the bees go.....would the thrush find a new nesting site. Nothing stays ours forever, everything changes.
just a friendly garden plot,
Walled with stone and roofed with sun,
Where the days pass one by one.
Not too fast and not too slow,
Looking backwards as they go
At the beauties left behind
To transport the pensive mind.
Bliss Carmen.............Where is heaven ??
Saturday 22 November 2014
Candelabra Primula is in bloom, such a surprise. The exceptionally mild weather has given it thoughts of Spring.
Each day I have walked the garden. Much needed at times. It has been a difficult week but the news is good, Mr P is home. He is recovering slowly...........we do not know what the future holds but we are positive and strong in mind. I personally feel the worse is over and the future is bright.
Thank you all for your words of kindness and compassion.
They have helped me get through this week and I am grateful to each and every one of you.
Saturday 15 November 2014
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood................Marie Curie.
Have a wonderful weekend........enjoy your loved ones.
Monday 10 November 2014
I am hoping when Spring arrives they will choose to stay in the garden and breed.
Sunday 9 November 2014
Saturday 8 November 2014
.......and the mist thins to reveal the southwest......a shining wheat field, speckled with brilliant blue cornflowers and red poppies. There are picnic baskets spilling the remains of the labourers food. One field has been scythed, except for a single tussock. A heat haze blurs your vision, and in the rolling landscape you sense a shining figure. The men are standing back in a group from the last swathe of grain and one by one they throw their scythes to cut through it. As the last scythe flies, the air shimmers and the grain is sheared like the head of the solar king, crowned with wheat. As the bright stems fall among the poppies, a huge hare bounds from the stubble and disappears across the fields. The heat haze turns to mist which obscures the scene, leaving you with the bittersweet taste of sacrifice and harvest.....the dance of life.
The path of Druidry...................Penny Billington.
Have a good weekend