Delightful dahlia melody,
Honey bee settles.
Scented drifts, harebell & verbena
Dance with joy and grief.
Calming columbine peeps
Through dappled light:
A painter’s delight!
My photos and poem were inspired by a beautiful Wildflower garden in a Wildflower nursery in North Norfolk. We visited one quiet morning, had a coffee and then walked along the Glaven valley.
I am dedicating this post to Amanda & Phillipa. Rest in peace. And to their mother Sheila who is recovering in hospital. Please get better soon. I ask for healing for their families too at this very sad time. Thanks to the hospital staff and emergency services.
Tick tock Dandelion clock.
Seeds of Thyme and memories like a good wine.
Tompion’s cottage garden is where clock enthusiasts flock:
Little Tom Thumb swings from pendulums of spider’s thread,
Landing in a beautifully scented pink flowery bed.
I have been fascinated by this lovely old cottage for some time,so this morning as I drove past it, the golden early morning sunshine lit up the ravishing cottage garden so beautifully that I had to stop and take this photo. Tompion’s cottage at Ickwell Green, in Bedfordshire, England is very important part of Bedfordshire’s heritage and in fact England’s too. Thomas Tompion was the father of English Clockmakers and watchmakers (born c 1639and died 1713). He was buried in Westminster Abbey,London. The cottage was his home and is now maintained by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. His prestigious clocks are still fully operational today.
I hope you enjoy with me in his garden!
I loved walking along this garden path discovering the magic of the cottage garden.Look how the Buddlea draws us closer to the open blue framed bedroom window. Perhaps an artist is sitting there painting the view and enjoying the scented summer. For me, experiencing this hideaway garden was a very special moment. I hope you enjoy it too. 🙂
Sedately soaring like
An old Egyptian legend tells us that tourmaline, on its way up from the centre of the earth, passed over a rainbow. So that’s why it is still referred to as the ‘gemstone of the rainbow’.
Toumaline in crystal therapy is known to heal the mind.
A procession of
Forgive me for my lack of posts just lately, my mum isn’t very well and although I find my walks very relaxing, sometimes I feel too tired to post. 🙂 I took this photograph in a beautiful garden in Benington in Hertfordshire, I loved the procession of lavender and the sculpture through the archway.