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Hoverfly to Hypericum – Request Permission to Land   Leave a comment

2018.07.29 7D Hoverflies on St Johns Wort 6756small


Destruction   4 comments

Destruction - Gorse Wildfire in Hopeman. 2018.06.07 Gorse Fire Hopeman 5799

Gorse Wildfire in Hopeman. So the lovely gorse that I featured in an image recently, and that I was hoping to walk through again to enjoy the wonderful scent before it goes over, now is no more. It will take years to recover, and it appears it was started deliberately, too 😦

Walk in the Sea of Yellow   2 comments

Walk in the Sea of Yellow - Immersed in the sweet coconut-vanilla-honey scent of the blooming gorse in Hopeman - 2018.05.05 Hopeman Gorse 5070Blog

Walk in the Sea of Yellow – Immersed in the sweet coconut-vanilla-honey scent of the blooming gorse in Hopeman

Only yesterday …   Leave a comment

Dwarf Cherry Stella   –   Sorry I haven’t posted here in a while, I have been busy with art and craft work on my other blogs and also with the garden. Well, the Scottish spring weather is keeping us on our toes. Only a few days ago we were basking in sunshine and summer temperatures, yet this morning we woke up to a covering of snow and hail. This image of cherry blossom was taken just before the hail storms hit, maybe it will tie us over until the weather improves?

Cherry Blossom

Dwarf Cherry Stella

Moonglow   Leave a comment

Moonglow   –   This will be too much processing for many but I rather like it, and the image did kind of ask for having a bit of fun with it. It shows the blossom of my pollinator pear ‘Moonglow’, which seems to be doing so much better than the main tree ‘Conference’. However, as I have been rather unlucky with my pear trees in past years I am thinking beggars can’t be choosers, and if we end up eating ‘Moonglow’ instead of ‘Conference’ then so be it, just as long as I get some pears this year!  😉



The Mediterranean In Scotland   Leave a comment

Rosemary   –   Well, I thought I might go into the garden and get some nice photographs of the plum tree blossom this morning, as we finally have a blue sky and sunshine. Even with the slight breeze I might have been able to produce something usable. I say might have, as I discovered to my annoyance that I have accidentally left my camera in the car overnight, which is away with somebody else now, so there will be no new pictures today and I have to fall back on existing stock.

Which, in this case, isn’t really that old – this is showing the rosemary in my garden three days ago. Being a Mediterranean plant I had not expected it to do too well, especially since we have the most awful soil, too. It struggled in the first few years and after one winter I thought I had lost it, so much of it had died off. Then we had these really cold, snowy winters, and for some strange reason it has taken off after that. I pretty much leave it alone, and it is now a metre high bushy shrub, and one of the first to bloom in the spring, too. Which is a surprise every year and I keep thinking ‘should it be doing that’ when I see it covered in its pale blue flowers while it is still so cold outside. However, I am not complaining, at least this tough nut does not require as much molly coddling as some of my other garden plants.

Apologies for the focus issues, it was a bitty windy that day…

The Mediterranean In Scotland

The Mediterranean In Scotland

Luminosity   2 comments

Rose   –   This is the same small bush rose as in the post the other day, but a different angle and different settings.




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