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  • a wing and a prayer…
    on Jun 4, 2011 in Uncategorized goldfinch
    Did someone call my name? – a goldfinch on the feeder… We are all enjoying the sunshine and dry weather here in Dorset but in other parts of the country it has turned to drought and our thoughts and prayers are for the farmers, especially for tho...
  • Biggles to the rescue…
    on Jun 3, 2011 in Uncategorized Biggles
    The forget-me-nots that weave their way delightfully through the borders have come to an end and I spend quite some time pulling them out. Their grey seeds fall to the ground assuring they will return again. A wily old bind-weed makes its way up the...
  • my French herb garden…Lavenders take me to my birth-place in Southern France in a haze of deep intense blues under the sun. Aromatic thyme and sultry sage reminds me of the parched rocky banks of Crete, whilst the enchanting fragrance of the jasmine climbing on the wall o...
  • allotment: the sneaky frost…
    on May 29, 2011 in Uncategorized frost
    Vegetable gardening is all about timing at this time of year. We scan the weather forecasts for signs of a sudden late frost. We consult the television gardening gurus. We look over our shoulder at other allotment plots and see what everyone else is...
  • a wing and a prayer…We dedicate this photo and our prayers to all those who are suffering from the effects of the tornados that hit Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee and other states this week. The butterfly is a green hairstreak that is to found resting on...
  • How I sort of won a gold at Chelsea…The free-flowing style of our garden means that sometimes it looks divine and sometimes it looks a dishevelled mess. But there come moments for every garden when they look their very best and all the hard work put into them proves to be worthwhile. A...
  • a postcard from St Ives…
    on May 25, 2011 in Uncategorized Cornwall St Ives
    St. Ives became a colony for artists who were drawn by the ever-changing light of the bay. Down side-streets galleries invite you to browse their paintings and sculpture. The town though remains steeped in its Methodist history. First and foremost...
  • allotment news – for the love of a woman…
    on May 23, 2011 in Uncategorized
    Good news. The chap who owns the plot next door has finally turned up. His excuse for having done nothing whatsoever this year to his allotment is that he is busy with all the arrangements for getting married next September. A reasonable excuse I sup...
  • On a wing and a prayer…This Sunday our thoughts are for the Middle East and the hope that one day peace will reign in the hearts of the leaders… The photo is of an Adonis Blue taken on Fontmel Common.
  • will send you a postcard!…
    on May 20, 2011 in Uncategorized back-ache
    I feel fine when I am up and walking about but when I sit down then my back seizes up. I have become a character in a Greek tragedy, doomed to spend the rest of eternity walking the earth unable to rest for even a moment. My wife is fed up with all m...
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