Sunday, 27 June 2010

Horse drawn sleigh

I work quite a way from home, it's a beautiful journey, through woodlands, over hilly farmland, the views are amazing, the villages each have their own character.
One in particular had this  horse drawn sleigh, just in someone's garden.
It reminded me of something out of a fairy tale.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Apple Blossom

Malus domestica, one of the names for the domestic apple, orginated in Central Asia, and is also a member of the rose family.
This particular apple blossom belongs to a tree growing in my garden,
which is about three or four years old. She's blossoms regularly and bares plenty of fruit, which my last hound used to eat from the tree!
I particulary love the scent of Apple Blossom, which when combined with the Cherries  also in bloom smells amazing. The bees also love the blossom and Spring is alive with droning and humming.
The gaelic name for the apple is Quert, the apple tree is one of the commonest to host mistletoe and is known as one of the sacred trees to the Druids.
Just read that 55 million tons of apples grown world wide!! Which is an enormous amount of orchards.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

There's a plantation near whereby, and although it was raining, I decided to
go walking anyway, and looked up into the tree canopy to find a new snail.
before this point I never realised snails climbed so high up trees.
Loved the clear newness of it all.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Apologies to followers

Hello to original followers, and thank you for the follow,
I will attempt to contact you all
with the new link to this blog,
as i have just relocated to a new facebook page,
many thanks for your support and interest