Does a tree stand next to another and say to it, “Oh look, you are green. Oh look, you are red, oh look, you are yellow, oh look you are dark, oh look, I am afraid?” - No. The trees stand all together, side by side, and no tree is grander than the next. And that’s the story of trees.
The Crowhurst Yew, depending on which source you go to, this tree is anything from 1000 to 5000 years old. Whatever its age its canopy covers almost the entire Churchyard of the little Church at Crowhurst in Surrey. The Door was added by the Villagers in the 19th century its hollow inside ,apparently the vicar used it for tea parties. They found a canon ball from the English Civil war embeded inside
The last batch from the greenhouse. Blight seems to have snuck in, so these greenies are destined for the windowsill
Rosarote Spinnenlilie – Lycoris radiata
Oder auf Japanisch 曼珠沙華 oder 彼岸花. Wunderschön, diese roten Blüten! Wobei ich die Weißen sogar noch hübscher finde… Zurzeit in vielen Tempel Kyōtos sowie an Rändern der Reisfelder zu bestaunen!
Today I went out on my bike foraging. Blackberries are everywhere in the hedgerows surrounding my village and I also collected half a rucksack full of conkers.
My aim is to turn the conkers into an Autumn/ Christmas candle display. I will upload pictures when I have found time to make it.
The Sun Hive
They’re part of the world-wide movement towards ‘apicentric’ beekeeping – beekeeping that prioritizes honeybees firstly as pollinators, with honey production being a secondary goal.
[Isn’t that hive a beauty! Makes me want a few and to return to bee keeping.] via buffleheadcabin
I thing I will hang a few of these once I am sure I have planted enough diverse flowering material to support colonies for the whole season: this means waiting for a few of the flowering trees to grow up.
What’s the story, morning glory?
My garden, near Copenhagen.
15 september 2014