"The wonder is that we can see these trees, and not wonder more." --Ralph Waldo Emerson "When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." --John Muir

Friday, June 05, 2015

a cold early summer

 fried egg flowers

 unidentified bell flowers


 daisies and bee

 daisies and tiny spider

 the first rose, Moyesii


goat willow 



Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Daffidils and Tulips

  Daffodils in April


tulips, "Mickey Mouse"

 tulips by the back door

Nettlemas Eve, The evening before May Day, where playful children and naughty faeries whack each other with handfuls of nettles.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Foggy morning, bright day.

 Contorted hazel in the fog


Daffodils in the woods

Friday, October 24, 2014

autumn color

Teasing Georgia climbing David Austin rose

Blythe Spirit David Austin rose

William Morris David Austin rose

Puffball mushrooms in the Peppermint Woods

 A mushroom village under the hawthorn

Old mushroom by the Moyesii rose, the rosehips fallen on the grass.

Wild rose hips

Elstar Apples

Cherry foliage

 Rowan foliage

Sunday, June 15, 2014

June Roses

 Alba Semi Plena and Tess of the d’Urbervilles  with wild geranium

 De Meaux

 Graham Thomas



 Alba Semi Plena and Tess of the d’Urbervilles

 Teasing Georgia

Mortimer Sackler

 Tess of the d’Urbervilles

 Tinkerbelle and a Rugosa

 A wild rose volunteer

William Morris

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I saw a swallow!

The swallows are back! I love the sound of their twittering and chirping. It's always a pleasure to hear the first one of the season.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

contorted hazel catkins

Monday, December 23, 2013

winter animals

a crow flies across a winter sky

 a blackbird nibbles on apples 

a hedgehog sits amongst the honeysuckle