Saturday, 4 June 2016

WEEDS and THINGS

Looking out from the studio door at weeds and things.

Our ritual circle is blessed with daisies.

The mighty Ash it really is this colour and is the tallest tree in our
garden. In the foreground towards the left a small standing stone
which sends energy into the ritual circle.
A Goddess in our garden close by the Ash, in whose lap gather leaves,
fallen blossoms and berries.
A late blooming Rowan facing north her florets look truly full of goodness

A close up of a cluster of Rowan florets.

TOBY our protector.







29 comments:

  1. Nice series of pictures of the homeplace. I lived for many years in the shadow of a great Ash tree and remember its colour in the spring.

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    1. Thank you John, our Ash tree must have been pollarded at one time because the first two metres of height it has an enormous girth and then it sprouts upwards with six heavy stems.

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  2. I love your garden (a weed is a misplaced flower). I have an aversion to neat and orderly gardens, my grandfather loved his garden but used to use a ruler to make sure the plants were evenly spaced :) Toby is so handsome xxx

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    1. Hello Fran, I do recall seeing some of my neighbours in England doing much the same as your grandfather in their gardens with exact spacing between the plants - the regimented society with a fixed mentality is how I thought of them.
      Toby loves being outside on warm days and always demands that Mrs H takes him with her when she is goes down to her studio - if cold or wet he sleeps next to her wood burner.

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  3. Hi Mel - delightfully green - a variety of green goddesses abound in your garden, guarded by its ritual circle and Toby. Seeing the standing stone is special as too the circle, then Toby a happy protector ... looks wonderfully lush .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank you for the observations Hilary!
      The circle and the standing stone are special, for they provide a unique quality
      to the wholesomeness of our home-place. We often get visitors who solely come to sit in the circle just to sense the peaceful energy that flows there.

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  4. Always remembr that a weed is only a garden flower growing in the wrong place.
    Love your goddess and also your dog Toby.

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    1. Thank you for writing Pat. I am not sure that there is a wrong place for any plant
      for surely Mother Nature knows best ? :-) :-)

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  5. It seems a peaceful Sunday. It seems we commenting were raised with the same philosophy--a weed is in the eye of the beholder.

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    1. Thank you Joanne, I read your comment to Mrs H who replied "Absolutely!'
      and I cannot disagree.

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  6. Beautiful pictures - most beautiful of all is Toby :-) xx

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    1. Yes thank you Teresa and just be careful of what you say about Toby otherwise he will blush !

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  7. Lovely photos. It's been said before but Toby is just gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Sue. Toby is a cross bred Old English Sheep dog and Welsh Collie.
      His vital statistics are from base of tail to nose 37 inches, from floor to top of shoulders 20 inches and he weighs in at 4 stone. Plus he has large hairy paws with wonderful claws with a great temperament, enjoys riding in cars, barking at those who tail gate and requires lots and lots of love.

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  8. Sink me, the Heron is a poet!!!
    How beautifully the pictures and your words fits together. I was wondering about that last specimen of weed, looks very similar to some kind of terrier, but I may be wrong. Toby is quite a goodlooking dog, is he as tender and joyful as he looks, I wonder??? The Rowan florets are quite new to me, do they have some kind of fragrance???

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  9. I see that you are discovering my talents FT,so have you visited my other blog
    http://wordsofaramblingmind.blogspot.com ?
    The Rowan tree has another name, perhaps you might know it as Mountain Ash. The fragrance of its flowers (florets) have a very subtle aroma of sweet almond.
    Toby has a quick good judgement of people, for there are those that he likes and those that he keeps away from. If he likes someone he will sit near them and want to be petted and he is very gentle with children.

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    1. Actually , I already have payed that blog some visits. Those are words to be pondered upon, while these spoke directly and vividly into the swirl of colour, fragrance and fur...I hope you noticed that my openingline in that comment was recovered from The Scarlet Pimpernel....

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  10. Reading and viewing this post gives me such a sense of calmness!

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    1. Why thank you Carol!
      It can only be the energy of the circle reaching out :-)

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  11. Lovely greenery and natural flora, Mel, but of all of the nature in your photos, I like Toby the best :)

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    1. I am thinking it is just as well that Toby cannot read Val, otherwise ....... well who knows what he might demand :-)

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  12. So lush and beautiful... especially Toby.

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    1. Thank you and our pal Toby says Woof! woof, woof

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  13. Reading the comments above I think that Toby needs his own blog ;)

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    1. Well m'dear perhaps you need to buy him his own iMac and a claw proof keyboard

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  14. Your ash and hawthorn (in your previous post) look huge and so healthy. I love your protector too! Sarah x

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  15. I think the growth is all due to the amount of rain we get Sarah.
    A good job that Toby can't read for is ego would be huge by now :-)

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  16. I love the airy nature of the Ash. we have a few at our old homestead. and Toby looks like a lovely watchdog!!

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    1. Agreed Ash has a special quality and not just to provide Irish sports people with their Hurley Sticks.
      As for Toby he is an excellent guard dog and forever alert.
      Thank you for your comment Gwen.

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