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There is so much beauty in each flower, often overlooking the wonder of each fecund bud, swelling with promise; bursting open in fragrant beauty. Patiently waiting as spring blossoms fall, ripening to deep red fruit. Nature performs small miracles as the seasons mark the hours, in the moments of the flowers…

How often we walk by unaware seeing only the mundane and not the marvellous but maybe it is in solitude that we allow our eyes to be opened and attune our hearts to the marvels that surround us.


Still messing with Macro  (not always successfully) three things defeat me

  • the breeze
  • trying to work sans tripod
  • the  after effects of middle ear infection!

but then I don’t claim to be a photographer 😀

Whatever you do today – enjoy



I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

– Thomas A. Edison

It’s such a beautiful day, the sun is shining brightly, birds exchanging song across the garden. Sea is perfectly calm, pale blue, reflecting  both the mountains and clouds. An RNLI lifeboat speeds up the firth throwing up a large wake. Three frigates cruise down the firth, probably part of a navy exercise.

A clear starlit night left traces of frost over the land; flowers and grass sparkling in the early sun – an overture to a glorious day!

Still trying to get to grips with my macro lens but being a “leftie” struggling to keep the camera still and in focus. But I’ll just need to persevere – very few of us perfect a new skill in one lesson…

Thanks for stopping by – the only failure is to stop trying – here’s to trying!

“Earth laughs in flowers” 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sun and rain agree to fall in equal measure;

filling the fecund buds –

with assurance of flowers

After the cold winter and spring of 2013, summer swiftly followed in the unusual heat. Many of the transplants refused to bloom. How different this year, every day there are new buds, seemingly appearing overnight with the rain and morning sunshine, fat buds full of summer promise. Sensory delight in the garden!

Enjoy your day, take time to smell the flowers….

Back to bitter gusting winds, heavy showers and momentary sunny spells, nothing for it but to sit by the fire and be thankful for bright days…..

Sorry for being a little tardy in blogging recently but at last I’ve made a little headway in the garden. It is only when we look back that we begin to see how far we have come. When I first saw the garden, 2 years ago, it was just grass with random herbs scattered about. Beech trees that encroached well into the garden, stumps of shrubs, trees and a jungle of weeds. Slowly the garden has begun to take shape. The fence man came – need a stock fence to deter the deer (still waiting for the quote). A visiting friend encouraged me to trim the beech hedge which I couldn’t decide to reduce or not. Another friend walked around the garden and looked at the pine trees leaning at a precarious angle and said that they really should come down. So I spent a few days being a labourer and cutting up branches and hauling them to the van while he did all the heavy work

The fruit trees arrived and no sooner were they in the ground than the roses arrived (still waiting to be planted – next job). So here’s a little pictorial of the changing garden. Oh, and the birds are coming back to feed, blue tits, coal tits, chaffinch, great tits, tree creeper, wren, robins, blackbird, gold crest and dunnocks. Still waiting for the partridge, pheasants, goldfinch and doves to appear though….