A visual journal


A lull in the rain

Massive down-pours of rain throughout the day

Trust me – Our garden here in “Wet Wales” doesn’t need any more rain

We have had quite enough – thank you very much.

More rain on the way tomorrow.



Last year I grew Monarda from seed.

This year it has started to flower

I love it!

And so do the bees

(But my neighbour says it is a silly looking flower!)

Summer Colour

Long absence – lack of computer and lack of time.

Now have new computer – but still a lack of time!

Although I will make time to get back into the habit of a photograph every day.

(Well …. nearly every day)

Especially as the garden is looking very summery just now.

WordPress have introduced this new template, which I think suits a “photo-blog” very well.

(Although I still need to sort out the header image)

What do you think?

Thumbs up or Thumbs down?

Taking time to really look

Somehow this year

I have forgotten to take “time out” to look

But have spent to much time being busy.

Tulip ‘White Triumphator’

This tulip has done really well in the garden this year.

And illuminates the garden at dusk

May Day – Beltane


How the year has turned.

I am not sure what happened to March …. or April

Clear March Skies

The weather here continues to be amazing.

With glorious days, lots of sunshine (no coats needed).

And clear, clear sky – meaning the night-time temperatures drop to about -7c

The plants are confused – but I’m happy

March – in like a lamb

Another lovely day –

Another lunch in the garden

And things are sprouting.

In this case Ricinus communis Impala (Castor oil plant)

(The seeds are poisonous)

First ….

First lunch of the year outside on the lawn,

Well, when I say lawn I mean the patch of green that passes for a lawn.

Also, first daisies in that patch of green that passes for a lawn


Iris Katherine Hodgkin

Today was not as lovely as yesterday

But rather grey and wet.

What can I say? It is February after all.

Despite this – I was delighted that one of the iris “Katherine Hodgkin” decided to open.

The thing about late winter flowers, is that you do have to get on bended knee to see them