Archive for Garden

My friend’s garden

Posted in Architecture, Nature, Photography, Poetry, Scenery with tags , on November 22, 2013 by randomrose

My two dearest friends spent years building their own home ready for retirement and have worked steadily in the garden ever since and this is the fruits of their labour in one small area of their heaven.



She sits quietly, we think… but that is not true.

She sits and chants softly to the various hue

Rise little one, rise and shine

Your colour is needed on the deep green vine.

Rise little one, rise and shine

Your pretty white carpet helps to define

The deeper hues of purple and blue.

Rise little ones, rise and shine

This is heaven, yours and mine.





She visits at night

Posted in Nature, Photography, Poetry, Scenery, Strange and wonderful with tags , , on November 21, 2013 by randomrose

mask lillies - Nov 13


She visits at night

before the moon does rise.

She visits the lilies

she is secret – she hides

her identity to one and  all

Only lily knows her secret call.

She comes to tell of a long ago past

When she herself flowered

And cast

Her perfume far and wide

On the wings of an angel.

When she was a bride…

She comes to tell of a long ago past…

© randomrose








Bits and Pieces I found

Posted in Architecture, Photography, Scenery, Strange and wonderful, Travel with tags , , on November 8, 2013 by randomrose

I was trawling through my photos looking for a particular one. Couldn’t find, still haven’t found it but found these bits and pieces taken in USA  with my little digital camera.

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Has anyone seen my Grandson?

Has anyone seen my Grandson?


Posted in Photography, Strange and wonderful with tags , , on November 3, 2013 by randomrose

Oops Nov 3 13 (Large)


This calls for funny captions…


Posted in Nature, Photography, Poetry, Strange and wonderful with tags , , , on November 1, 2013 by randomrose

I live on land (Large)

I live on land

I live in the sea (Large)

I live in the sea – I was born from…

I was born... from a phsycadellic tree (Large)

 – psychedelic – tree

I live on land


I was stitched – by – a – witch …

I glow when its dark (Large)

…in the dark. Touch me – I spark

Inside a volcano (Large)

I live in a volcano where I grow and glow and flow…


Folds of Beauty

Posted in Nature, Photography, Strange and wonderful with tags on October 31, 2013 by randomrose

folds of beauty


This is why my garden is a mess

Posted in Birds, Nature, Photography, Scenery, Strange and wonderful with tags , , , , on October 8, 2013 by randomrose

O.K. I said to myself, get out into the mess in the garden and fix it. I love my garden but sometimes life takes over and it gets neglected. On Saturday I put on my garden gloves, after I check if any creepy crawlies have made a home in one of the fingers…(shudder). I retrieved the rake from its hiding place (it always manages to hide from me in the garage-I am sure I put it in the same place each time. Weeding tool,  bucket (love my bright red bucket) and loads of inspiration and pizzazz.

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Huge leaves from the magnolia have spread themselves everywhere, so rake rake rake into a pile they go. Then the aroma of fresh soil and the makings of compost rose up, ah…delicious nature. The leaves, large, curled, each with a personality. Just a quick shot with the camera wishing one could capture the aroma but at least it is a memory of it.

Wish there was smella photo (Medium)

There, that didn’t take a second, back to work as soon as I take the camera inside. Wait, haven’t said hello to you all winter, ‘How are You’ enjoying the spring flowers? Just take a photo of you if you don’t mind, just quickly as I am busy gardening.

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He doesn’t mind being rusty, he said it adds to his importance over the garden inhabitants.  O.k. that’s done, back to gardening until behind me I hear a sound, I turn and find I have a very unusual visitor, had to take a photo. This curious bird is called a Greenus Tinus. He loves to come out from under the overgrown bushes and see the spring flowers as well.

garden 4 (Medium)

First he checked out the Pelargonium, then decided to say hello to bird of paradise. Maybe he thinks it is a relative.

garden 6 (Medium)

From this vantage point I unfortunately saw something that I had better attend to, I really have been neglectful in so many areas…oh dear.

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But then I like all creature big and small, can I really wreck a house?

Now, I have spent quite some time with the camera and not the garden but looking around I did see that things were looking beautiful…

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Isn’t she beautiful? Another surprise was my Mother and Child, they have finally grown some moss…

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I have finally got to the door, camera must go in, go in, go in. Just one more as I pass my $2 shop purchase last week. It was such a windy day and I was browsing the $2 shop for CD covers when I saw this windmill, garish or cute? Don’t know but it is a happy sight when she is spinning her heart out.

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Right, I am at the door and I-am-going-to-put-the-camera-a-w-a-y! Door open, yes, Oh, how cute are you little fellow….just one more shot…

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Finally, I am inside, camera safely back in its pouch, back to my garden…well…maybe just a cup of tea first………..