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Garden Birds

September 15, 2019 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Runner Bean Flower and Shadow

September 14, 2019 Posted by | Art, Photography | , , , , | Leave a comment

Clock on the Wall

Clock

The clock is on the garden wall, next to the star mirror.  As was pointed out this clock is now absolutely right twice every 24 hours. Over the summer, a plant gradually obscures its face, another month or two, the leaves will vanish. When I first knew my husband, this more or less kept up with the time. I don’t like wearing a watch, which is maybe why I am attracted to this clock. The little pink flowers and the pale leaves among the deep green and their shadows go well with the numerals and the sunburst round the dial.

September 2, 2019 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment

Star Mirror

Mirror

Our home is so full of things, picked up here and there, and the garden walls are also hung with objects. It is a method of  decoration that is accumulation, with a space found for a new object add to the accumulation: this is not interior nor exterior design. More a “Burglar Bill” approach. Most things have a history before we acquire them. However, the garden itself has a pattern, and the garden shed is a miracle of organisation. Still, many things are piling up, they kind of shuggle into place, and if some bookcases are hang from walls, or set up on tables, then so what.

September 1, 2019 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Garden Clock

 

garden clock

….that does not tell the time.

April 24, 2019 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tony’s Leaves

Tony's leaves

September 28, 2018 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Raindrops and Leaves 1

 

raindrops 3

September 7, 2018 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Spider and Rhododendron

 

spider 2

September 7, 2018 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reflection of Rhododendrons

window

 

May 31, 2018 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Baby Bird

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This small personage was squeaking and agitating and giving me the eye outside out conservatory/lean-to, I was alarmed for the wee bird, but when I went out it had disappeared. Hope it survives, to join the female blackbird who crashed against our window in the night and knocked out all the flesh and feathers on the back of her head, and the blackbird without a tail, whom I’ve noticed for a couple of years now, both haunting the bird table. Whenever I go out into the garden, they appear, sometimes accompanying me up to the path to the vegetable garden.

 

May 27, 2018 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 4 Comments

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