Today’s picture is of a single poppy, amongst a field of oats. It’s OK to be different amongst the crowds, to be an individual, although sometimes it can be daunting. Be strong, be yourself.
Today’s image was taken near Priddy, on the Mendips. Whilst out with the dogs we came across this lovely plant. It is great to have wild spaces still available for plant life to survive. Let’s all hope future generations will be able to report the same
Whilst cutting the lawn in the front my eye caught our lovely fuchsias. The detail on the flower heads always amazes me, especially in the sunshine and always makes me think of the late Mother-in-law. She loved her garden and a lot of the fuchsias come from cuttings of her plants from North Devon. WheneverContinue reading “June 23rd – Memories of people passed”
Our cherry tree is absolutely loaded this year. The cherries are a tad tart, but still tasty. I grabbed a kilo this year and left the rest for our feathered friends. Now to decide what to do with them….. Cherry Gin Liquor, Cherry brandy or maybe a tart….Although, I could do the booze route andContinue reading “June 26th – Harvest time”
Whilst cutting the grass I came across today’s picture. Well, I try to be a ‘Fun Guy’ ….. but I’m not sure I’ll be munching these. When I came across them, I weirdly thought about work. People sometimes ask me if I miss working. The answer is yes and no. I kind of miss theContinue reading “June 27th – Fungi”
I am no gardener, and quite un-observant normally, but I did notice lovely little flowers on a small tree we have on the front lawn. Apparently it’s common name is a Flamingo willow, but the proper name is Salix integra ‘Hakuro-nishiki’. It is a is a deciduous shrub or small tree, with branches that droop slightlyContinue reading “June 13th – Flamingo’s in Somerset?”
Firstly, an apology. I have missed a few days but will endeavour to catch up over the next few days. Life has been hectic with our lounge being decorated through last week and other jobs that required doing, but thankfully my head is appearing back above the surface. Today’s picture is of one of ourContinue reading “June 12th – The grass is always greener”
Our fig tree is doing rather well. It was in the garden when we moved (16 years ago), and seems pretty happy where it is situated in a quiet, sheltered area by our summerhouse. I copied the following from a quick search here There are over 750 known Ficus species in the world, native allContinue reading “June 11th – Figs”