A visual journal


Salvia involucrata

Pink flower spike of Salvia Involucrata

This Salvia has flowered and flowered.

The pink spikes still glowing – even in October.


Nicandra physalodes

The shoo fly plant

Nicandra physalodes – the shoo-fly plant.

It is an annual that I grow for these wonderful seed heads

That have graced the garden nearly all summer.






Busy Year – Big Silence (sorry)


dahlia flowerLike this Dahlia – The Turning Year has been neglected for the past 8 months – if anyone is still there ….

While I may not post every day – I will try to be more frequent







Iris ‘Katherine Hodgkin’

Thankfully the year has turned once again …

I have left behind my January funk

Today I was greeted by these Iris “Katherine Hodgkin”

Simply lovely.


It is so icy that the seagulls are on the lookout for food in the garden.

Usually they don’t visit our garden

Solstice Moon

Sadly, last night the lunar eclipse was hidden by cloud.

To-night, the moon peeped out briefly.

Bright blessing to you all.

Especially for Esther …

Pennisetum villosum

Esther is sad that no images have been here for a while

Thank you for the nudge Esther –

This is especially for you.

In One Drop of Water –

Are found all the secrets of all the oceans.

Kahlil Gibran

Black Beauty

The dark annual poppy (Papaver somniferum) has gently self seeded in the garden

Flowers from the Garden

A grey and blustery day today

Followed by high winds and wet rain this evening.

Feels like November – but the flowers remind me that it is still summer.