A visual journal

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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.

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

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.


If all the freezing weather we have had this winter kills my baby plants,

Why doesn’t it kill my baby slugs?

End of the Line (Picture this GGW)


With the wet weather we have been having recently – these flowers, waiting to go onto the compost heap

Have truly reached “the end of the line”

So this is my submission for the Picture This Photo Contest for November over at Gardening Gone Wild.

What happened to October?


What did happen to the last couple of months?

I think just being really busy happened to me.

And here we are a week into November.

Hopefully I will be less busy and can get back into posting an image nearly every day again

Autumn Equinox – Summer is now over


Creeping towards Autumn


It wont be long before the Autumn Equinox.

And while we are still enjoying the most lovely Indian Summer

The Year is creeping towards Autumn

And the dew is lying heavy in the mornings.

Later in the day …


Downpours of rain all day to-day,

So this mornings rose, now looks like this.

Also I am still unsure if Blotanical is picking up my new feed.

So if anyone finds this via Blotanical could you let me know!

Scented delight


I wish I had “smelly-vision” so that I could share with you

The delightful scent of the peony.

It has 5 blooms on it –

Which is such a treat, as it was chopped down last year

(by mistake)

and moved.

Greetings cards


Today I was

At the computer

Creating greetings cards

From my images,

For a fair next week.

But that was OK as it was very cold and wet outside.

Don’t forget to leave your comments on yesterdays “captions invited”

(Otherwise Susan will have nothing to pick a winner from)

Have a great weekend.

Gnarly tree


One of my Wednesday gardens has a wonderful old pear tree.

It no longer produces much fruit –

But, it is a thing of beauty.

In my eyes.

Greening Up


We have a very large weeping willow at the bottom of the garden, and today from the house it definitely had a green tinge.

When I went to look – the leaves were starting to sprout.  The world around here is “greening up”

First Dandelion


The promised snow did not arrive, and we had an altogether glorious day – which was nice as I went back to work (as a gardener).

This is the first dandelion that I have spotted in the garden – last year I noticed them for GBBD, 15th March.

Pussy Willow – simply beautiful


Visited my neighbors land to-day to get some of these beautiful branches.

(Thank you Sandra)

Here is some folk lore about how the pussy willow got its name

Fog to-day.


The pond in February


My garden pond on a wet February afternoon ….


Evening Light


It is 5.45 pm and there is still some light in the sky.

The evenings are starting to draw out.


Captions Welcome – Number 2


I had such fun reading all the captions you left on this post.

So here is another one.

Feel free to leave a comment (not too grubby!)

New Camera Lens


No1 Son and No1 Daughter-in-Law are visiting, and gave me a new lens for my camera.

How happy am I?