In the Bleak Midwinter

The idea was to try to find some colour…

First primrose ~ 1cm across

My glamorous assistant Bowie the non binary stray cat.

Magnolia bud

Pretty in pink

Daffodils will be ready well before Dewi Sant..

Water drop at Traou an Dour

Toffee apples?

Kate Moss?

Daffodil soldiers standing at attention

A rose by any other name – starting to bud already!!

Vibrant violet….

Autumnal Hues

There was good light this morning. So I went out into the garden with the macro lens before the stormy rain came. The theme was colour…

ready for red…

just hanging around…

New Zealand rugby…

fluffy white and red

pine cones to be…

there is a bumper harvest of acorns this year…shadows

life at a snail’s pace, reds and greens

the calla lillies are greening up.

wet moss on one of les soldats

Cider With Rosie? check out the grass…

time for a little nap…

Serenity Haiku

a heron stands

one leg in the reeds

he reaches for his oboe

a contented carp

blows bubbles

puckering his lips

a lotus unfolds

her petal wings

butterflies waft incense

a busy dragon-fly

is a rainbow

who caresses time

clear crystal ponds

reflect pure light

whiter than snow

a pendant drop

hangs from the gallows

of a moment

a ripple stretches

across a dewy pond

and yawns sleepily

a reed bends

in the harsh winds

which soon, too will pass

a moorhen dives

hungry for breakfast,

a croissant with butter

the spirit churns

all of the milk

to spread on toast

a hungry falcon

hovers in the wind

seeking a morsel

the rain falls heavy

the ducks rejoice

water off their backs

a Rōnin waits

for he has no master

else his heart

he sits seiza

and watches only walls

for there, is wisdom…

An Autumn Contemplation –

If you open the images in a new tab it is better…

My Thai style Avalokiteśvara with patina…

Autumn shadows – I am a big fan of this plant – lots of texture…

Bombus Pascuorum ? Bumble bee on flower with fragile ice like stamens.

Who is the daddy?

An emergent leaf on a rose in the Southern Precinct. Two open palms accepting an offering…

Pampas grass and micro-bug….guess which way the wind blows….

Trippy pink rose tunnel into another dimension…

A sparkling tear from heaven on a pristine rose.

The lady in red – Schizostylis Coccinea – Hesperanthus

Y ddraig from Beddgelert…

Autumn Garden Macro

Still flowers on the Clematis

Lichen on the silver birch

It is often damp here, one tonne of propane…

We have loads of these pink flowers which we rescued and replanted..

small puddle in the arms of the beech

Don’t you just want to pop them like bubblewrap?

look at my wings…we are ready for our annual daddy long legs invasion

This shiny chap is about 1 cm across.

Maple leaf on bitumen…there will be loads of these!!

Spiders in the wood store…

Print of Bakula Rinpoche thangka on my current gardening shirt…I am getting the last few wears out of my tatty old t-shirts before binning them.