Glorious bees thrive on electric blue filament like petals,
Glowing in a golden sea of pollen.
This wonderful structured plant, Cynara, like a giant artichoke has electric blue petals, however morning light and exposure has made them purple!
After a long period of very hot weather for the UK, the garden has welcomed rain and a cooler period, as I have deadheaded and weeded I have noticed bees and butterflies more often. My lawn is the colour of straw and probably won’t recover this summer.
I hope you are having a god day. Apologies for my go slow blogging at the moment due to disruption in routine as the builders have been at home. The resulting conservatory needs decorating and furnishing but has brought so much light inside the cottage, and I can enjoy changing weather, sunrises and sunsets as well as starry nights from inside!
Posted in bees, cottage garden, Cottage garden flowers, English village gardens, nature photography, photography, poetry, summer |
Tagged Bee poetry, cottage garden, Cynara, Electric blue petals, Feel good poetry, flower poetry, Free verse nature poetry, honey bees, nature photography, plant photography, Structural garden plants, Summergarden plants |
We’ve been having building work done at home which although exciting , I find it turns my usually fairly calm life into chaos.
So, as I haven’t been able to hide away creating in my Studio for a while, yesterday I went to another Artist’s Studio which was a beautiful tranquil space to learn about Glass fused designs.
At first I felt scared even cutting glass let alone grinding glass into shapes, however, after a while I found I really enjoyed creating my flower, dahlia design out of coloured glass offcuts. My flower will be fused in the kiln and next week I’ll pick it up. I Can’t wait to see the result! It was lovely to be creative without too many distractions.
Warm faces wearing seaside hats;
Tower over faded filligree blooms;
A haven of stamens twirling,
Toasted cinnamon seedheads crackling
In marmalade sunshine.
Posted in autumn, beach, Bedfordshire, contrasting colours, cottage garden, Cottage garden flowers, flower photography, flower poetry, imagery, seedheads, summer |
Tagged cotrage garden poetry, cutting garden, faded blooms, garden flower photography, imagery, jewel dahlias, summer flowers, sunflowers, sunshine, wellbeing
Ruby red holly hocks,
Silk swirling frocks,
Mingling at the summer ball.
A scented breeze,
Timely sends bursting buds to
Rest upon the lawn.
Purposely the lover places them in
A wicker box, ties it tight with forget-me-nots;
With red rose ink he pens
‘Holly meet me tonight at the folly’.
The story begins.
Summer colour in the cottage garden
The above link to my Lavendermoongirlsbrownharecottage wp site will take you to where the inspiration came from for this poem and photo and will give you more insight into my cottage garden.
Posted in Bedfordshire, Cople, cottage garden, Cottage garden flowers, English village gardens, flower photography, flower poetry, Hollyhocks, homeBrown hare cottage, inspiration, lovers, Midsummer, photography, Romantic, summer |
Tagged Cople, country garden photography, English country garden flowers, flower imagery, flower poetry, hollyhocks, romantic poetry, summer ball, summer cottage garden flowers
Lazily, toe by toe,
Treading on wispy grasses;
Soft silk bed of fresh miniature flora.
Soaring high –
Singing lingers like lover’s whispers
Before vanishing through dreamy vapours.
Cow parsley’s filigree fountains
Shower the wake of Ox Eye daisies.
Hazy white petals slightly dazed,
Enjoy sherbet scented kissing wind.
Posted in atmosphere, country walks, countryside, daisies, flower photography, flower poetry, imagery, landscape photography, Local walks Bedfordshire, Meadows, meditation, nature photography, nature poetry, photography, Romantic, summer, Summer walks, Wild flower photography, Wild flower poetry |
Tagged cow parsley, daisies, dreamy meadow, English meadow, mediative walking, nature photography, poetry, summer walk, walking in nature, wild flower meadow
Purple blazing pom poms
Like a summer Starry sky.
Gazing at the trailing constellation,
Warmed by satiated petal faces.
These gorgeous alliums are enjoying their performance in our newest border; an explosion of deep magenta, so structural and yet delicate and elegant.
Posted in cottage garden, Cottage garden flowers, English village gardens, flower photography, flower poetry, photography, summer |
Tagged alliums, Bedfordshire, constellation, flower poetry, garden photography, imagery, newly created cottage garden border, petal faces, photos and poetry capturing the essence of flowers. Amazing alliums, starry night
Tumbling from pergolas
Showering our senses with
Teeny fairy dancers,
Sprinkles of sherbet,
So tangy with a hint of lemon curd;
Silky peach petals so delightful,
Fluttering in buttery summer light.
Posted in cottage garden plants, english countryside, english villages, faeries, flower photography, flower poetry, flowers, garden plants, imagery, Roses, Scented roses, summer, Tea shops |
Tagged aroma essences, David Austin Roses Albrighton, flower poetry, garden photography, rose gardens, roses, summer light
Swathes of summer blooms,
so soon their petals will crumple and fade.
For many more sultry days, bees will bathe and tumble in pollen,
And many of us will loll about entranced by their hypnotic tune.
Posted in bees, Butterflies, cottage garden, Cottage garden flowers, daisies, English village gardens, flower photography, flower poetry, flowers, Midsummer, summer |
Tagged bees, English cottage cutting garden, flower poetry, garden flower photography, reflections of summer, relaxation, summer flowers, swathes of blooms
Filigree seeds float in filaments,
As sun quenched bees feed,
Lingering on Scabious stigmas like glittering beads.
Butterflies mingling on daisies and meadowsweet:
A lamentation to midsummer’s feast.