“Keep me true to the trees, faithful to the grasses,
Let me not traduce the birds, betray the faith of the roses, nor hurt the heart of the daffodils…
Keep me fit for stars and twilights, answering to the blue night-shadows.
Set me free to be caressed of the sunshine and embraced of the breeze.”
~Muriel Strode (1875–1964), “At the Roots of Grasses: VIII,” At the Roots of Grasses,1923

 

 

It’s been a year since I done my last post!

 

So to keep things simple, I thought I would let the photos do the talking. Instead of me writing a load of waffle (enough to send any insomniac soundly off to sleep), I thought I would show a few of the sights I have seen throughout out the year. Along with a few sensible quotes along the way.

 

 

Platycodon grandiflorus 

 

 

Happy Bee!

 

 

Winged demon!

 

 

Hibiscus syriacus 

 

“What do you suppose?
A bee sat on my nose.
Then what do you think?
He gave me a wink
And said, “I beg your pardon,
I thought you were the garden.”
~English Rhyme

 

 

Passiflora caerulea

 

 

Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll’

 

 

Red admiral.

 

“Hope is winged —
one wing faith-patience
the other action-effort
We must fly with both wings!”
~Terri Guillemets

 

 

Nature’s pest controller.

 

 

Cinnabar moth.

 

 

Seven Spotted Ladybird.

 

“Clouds of insects danced and buzzed in the golden autumn light, and the air was full of the piping of the song-birds. Long glinting dragon-flies shot across the path, or hung tremulous with gauzy wings and gleaming bodies.” ~Arthur Conan Doyle

 

 

New project, more on that one in future posts.

 

 

Oops!

 

 

Tom hard at work!

 

“It’s not what you do but that kind of job you do that makes the difference.”
– Ben Carson

 

 

Summer!

 

 

Waresley woods

 

 

Hello Mr Blue Sky!

 

Then followed that beautiful season… Summer….
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

So there you have it. A tame sensible post…….. until the next that is!

 

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