In the garden June 24th – a pretty cinnabar moth resting on a sage leaf. Wish the photo could have been better in focus but the moth kept fluttering from leaf to leaf. (Click the images to see the larger versions). A rusty birdbath restored – with a little whimsical decor. The birds are puzzled. […]
These photographs of roses, taken in Hall’s Croft Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon, remind me of the lines from William Shakespeare’s 15th sonnet: “When I consider every thing that grows Holds in perfection but a little moment,” (Click the images below to see the larger versions).
Pink peonies photographed in the gardens of New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, this afternoon. (Click the image to see the larger version). New Place is the site of the former home of William Shakespeare. Regrettably, the house was demolished in 1759 by the owner, Reverend Francis Gastrell, in a fit of pique, following a dispute over local […]
Photographed in the garden this afternoon the scented rose “Young Lycidas”. (Click the image to see the larger version). This rose was planted at the end of last November and is now flourishing. It has a lovely ‘old rose’ perfume ! A David Austin rose, “Young Lycidas” was named to mark the 400th anniversary of […]
Swan photographed today in Stratford-upon-Avon. (Click the image to see the larger version). Swans have been an integral part of Stratford’s scenery since Shakespeare’s time and probably a long before. Waterside gardens on the banks of the River Avon in Stratford-upon-Avon, provide ample opportunities for sitting and watching the swans, and for feeding them and […]