Nasturtiums…Oh How Lovely!

I’m not going to say too much, I’m just going to just show you the nasturtiums in my garden!

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See Ya xx

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Feathery Fowl!

 

 

 

So, once more at the allotment, with camera in hand (I know I know! It should be a spade or fork… OK!!) I sidled off to the chickens just round the corner.

I seem to have developed quite a penchant for chickens bottoms  tail feathers as seen below!

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IMG_0969The chickens got together and decided to never turn their backs on that camera woman again!!

In fact, they kept her well in their sight!

 

 

"It's OK chaps, I can see her, she's right in front of me, apparently captivated by the pattern of my feathers!" cackled Harriet to her friends!

“It’s OK chaps, I can see her, she’s right in front of me, apparently captivated by the pattern of my feathers!” cackled Harriet to her friends!

 

"She's moved on to me now!" shouted Norbert Knobble-Head, "And I have my beady eye on her!"

“She’s moved on to me now!” shouted Norbert Knobble-Head, “And I have my beady eye on her!”

"Ill engage her in fascination with the strange light grey dot of something unmentionable on my head!" Norbert added, aware that he wasn't sure of what it was either, but at least the camera wasn't up his rear end!

“Ill engage her in fascination with the strange light grey dot of something unmentionable on my head!” Norbert added, aware that he wasn’t sure of what it was either, but at least the camera wasn’t up his rear end!

 

"Not many people can resist the colour of my feathers!" said Criton Cockerel, "And I hope you blog readers out there realise that she has not done any photo shopping on any of these photos!" he added as an after thought!

“Not many people can resist the colour of my feathers!” said Criton Cockerel, “And I hope you blog readers out there realise that she has not done any photo shopping on any of these photos!” he added as an after thought!

 

"Wow de wow!" said Criton, only to aware that he probably shouldn't have said it about himself AND out loud!

“Wow de wow!” said Criton, only to aware that he probably shouldn’t have said it about himself AND out loud!

Criton relented and gave her a photo opportunity involving his best side!

Criton relented and gave her a photo opportunity involving his best side!

 

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Really?? Rhubarb??

There we were on the allotment, trying to work out what to plant…(well I wasn’t….I was looking for photo opportunities!)…and what should I espy?

Little buds of red calling out to be photographed!

Such a bright colour!

Such a bright colour!

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Then there are these with more leaves showing through…

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And one more step along the leafage route….

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What I’m worried about is that it’s just me who thinks that baby rhubarb looks amazing!!

That’s All!

See ya xx

Frosty One!

Ooh am I glad that I have a warm stove that keeps my house toastie warm? We definitely needed it last night as it hit the below zeros!

So there I was this morning, lounging about, knowing I had to get up and going soon, when I thought, “I wonder what the weather looks like today!”

I peaked out of the window and saw frost frost frosty frost everywhere!

“I sense a photo opportunity!” thought I, and leapt out of bed and into clothes.

Here are my efforts….

Saxifraga Primuloides

And….

Brrrr!

Followed by…..

Will she survive?

Then I took a photo of the ice on the top of my fence…not sure if this works…what do you think?

Quite interesting I think!

Then here’s some frozen wood…

I much prefer colourful shots!

So….

Well you shouldn’t be growing in my lawn!

Then there’s the last of my sweet peas who seem to think it’s jolly hot judging by the amount of sweat on them!(?)

Freezing you may be…but very pretty too!

And that’s all!

See Ya xx

Y’orchiding! (Get it!)

Oh me oh my what a busy time I’ve had.

I’ve been transacting on eBay.

I’ve been painting doors.

I’ve been putting my dahlias to bed before the frost!

But, as always, I got distracted in the middle of it all and found myself lying on the cold flagstones outside my kitchen door, taking photos of orchids from underneath! The sky was so blue and the orchid was so white!

See what you think! The first picture just shows you the type of orchid…..

Notice the woodstore in the background…remember it’s the one I made!! (See a much earlier post!)

And as always a very close up right in his tummy sort of shot……

Isn’t it soft?

Now for the shots that chilled my bottom to the bone….

Oh yes!

Also, some single flowers…

What a sky and what a flower!

That little cloud keeps getting in the photos doesn’t it!

Teeny weeny background cloud!

And finally my favourite photo (I think though the really close up one is a close second)….

Sigh!

That’s all!

See Ya xx

And Little Lambs Eat Ivy!

The title of this blog is a bit of a song my dad used to sing, but it sounded more like …”And liddle lamsy divey” and it wasn’t til later in the song that it was slowed down and you could hear the real words.

Happy memories!

Anyway, I have for you today………some pics of…..have you guessed it yet?

Ivy!

Well ivy buds, flowers and seed heads to be precise.

So here we go (and you may as well hover for those sassy yet amusing remarks!)…

Ivicus Budicus!

They look a bit like fireworks. (Well green fireworks that go off in the day?)

So the next stage is this…

Nearly all out

A little further on in the cycle….

I like it a lot!

I had to take this one when I saw him landing there right in front of my eyes…

The next stage!

And this one is very regal I thought…

Little did they realise how almost rude looking they would turn next!!

Look at these!

Well what do YOU think they look like?

Lovely!

I just like this next shot so it’s not in sequence…

Gorgeous!

That’s all!

See Ya xx

Colour bright within my sight!

“Oh you’re so easily!” distracted came the slightly exasperated cry.

We are at the allotment planning and measuring for beds but I have spotted some photo opportunities which lure me away with their promise of colour and excitement!

Somehow measuring beds of 5m x 1.2m is just not as exciting as….

Almost hurts your eyes!

(Are you remembering to hover over the pictures?)

Then there’s this little lovely…..

Fabulous colours!

And even closer still…

Aw Charlie, you’re magnificent!

Let’s move on to a different colour now….

Do you think she’s vein!!!! Geddit?

And the final one…

Such yummy colours!

And just in case you didn’t realise, these are all photos of Chard!

That’s all!

See Ya xx

They’re new to me!

Today I have photos of two autumn plants that I have never seen before.

The first has berries of the most amazing colour-please don’t think I have been colouring small spheres in order to show you something new-they are real!

Callicarpa Profusion

That is also the position they take on the shrub-sort of just off the main stem!

They are also called the Beauty Berry.

The other photos are of a plant called Gentiana which I think is wonderful…

About to open!

They are also called ‘Angel’s Wings’

Lovely!

And, of course, the looking straight down photo….

I think I’d like some of these!

A group shot

Ain’t they pretty?

And that’s all!

See Ya xx

 

Raindrops on Roses!

Yes, Yes, Yes, today it’s wet out there and I was in tidying mode. This involved removing ‘stuff’ and putting it away in the shed……

On the way I noticed raindrops preparing to drip just about everywhere!

“Quickly,” I thought, “Get your camera!” (Phew no hills to sprint up-see blog ‘Sunset-you ain’t seen nothing yet’)

Here is a  washing line shot….

Remember to hover!

Moments later I shook the line and the Drip family accomplished what their name suggested!

Then I saw these…..

The back of a garden chair!

By this stage my eyes were darting everywhere looking for more…ever more droplets about to let rip!

Then, this myriad of globules…

I love a misty, moisty day!

A while ago I planted some lettuce type greenery in inappropriately small pots. Thus to date there is not enough to make a sandwich, but they are perfect for a photo shoot!

Yum!

I expect you may be wondering why I called this ‘Raindrops on Roses’?

Well, here you are….

I know…it’s just a rose leaf…please be patient!

What a big drip!

 

Now, this last photo-well how could I have raindrops on roses without whiskers on kittens?

It is my own handiwork, though I am sure you would never know!

You can purchase it if you want, but move quickly as it’s a limited edition!

I’ve held you up too long, so here it is….

A Masterpiece!

Ah well, I’ve made myself laugh!

That’s all!

See Ya xx

 

 

 

Poppies and One Poem (not about poppies!)

Today was windy and fabulous.

I had finished pickling the current pickled onions that had been sitting in salt over night, I had hammered a picture hook in the wall, I had been hideous food shopping and, this is hard to confess….I had watched last night’s Dallas episode.

Now was the time for a walk, so off I went. Armed with my camera, as always, I tramped through fields and eventually found something I wanted to photograph!

A poppy seed head.

But before I show you the pic I want to go back through yon poppy’s life cycle with you.

A bud, a bud!

And after a little while and the summer sun, Pete Le Poppy (remember to hover) explodes into this….

Good Eh?

Summer progressed and Pete Le Poppy’s petals fell off….

The snails seem happy too!

Just another similar shot that I rather like now…

Did you realise poppies were so hairy!?

So now it’s Autumn, there isn’t so much green…in fact I think one could say that the seed heads look quite dry! Here’s a selection of those that I found….

They are a bit like the chinese lantern with the seeds inside.

See what I mean?

All the seeds have gone.

Here’s the pattern on the end…

Lovely pattern.

I have collected as many seed as I can and will fling them about in my garden tomorrow!

Here’s one last large shot of Pete Le Poppy…

We will remember you Pete

Now, the poem…

Sometimes when I’m lonely

Sometimes when I’m sad

I sit down in front of the mirror

And pull faces that look really bad!!

That’s all!

See Ya xx