Rhapsodic Roses


Rhapsodic roses

Tumbling from pergolas

Showering our senses with

Aromatic essences;

Dreamy marshmallow,

Teeny fairy dancers,

Sprinkles of sherbet,

So tangy with a hint of lemon curd;

Silky peach petals so delightful, 

Fluttering in buttery summer light.

Golden Rose


A golden rose entices your nose,

closer to Iits glowing heart.

A sniff of summer apricot tart,

Smiling barley corn fields

And high fluttering larks,

Lulling you out of the dark.
This beautiful rose was planted in spring and is happily flowering, delighting hearts. 🙂

Luxurious Tulips


image

Luxurious Tulips
Like dancers’ rippling tunics;
Their hips swivelling and
Hands twizzling hoops
Which swoop, cascading to tunes
Played on pixie flutes.

Tick tock dandelion clock


image

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!

A word a week photo challenge ‘window’ – ‘Down the garden path’.


2014-06-29 13.32.36-1_1
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. 🙂

Serene Saturday: Cerulean Cornflowers


2014-07-12 15.03.46-1_1

Cerulean cornflowers

Sedately soaring like

Sapphire stars;

Touring tourmaline

Skies.

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.

Floral Thursday: Lofty Lavender


2014-06-29 13.08.34-1_1

Lofty Lavender,

Softly wafting.

A procession of

Purple pinnacles.

Silky,

Willowy,

Waving.

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.

Soulful Roses


_104 _106 _110Soulful roses,

Lover’s tipsy posies

They sip dewy petal potions

As their rouched lips

Whisper

A tryst…

Betroval.

 

Sweet Pea tea


Sweet Pea tea

_101

ritzy lillies

chintzy courtyard2

Chintzy courtyard,

Ritzy lilies,

Hints of lemon tart

Wistfully wafting,

China chiming,

Parchment parasol shadows,

Jelly coloured geraniums,

Mellow ruby port hydrangeas,

Sweet pea treats,

Tea rose wreaths.

Faded flame


Faded flame
Darts like a
Ragged mane.