Category Archives: Whimsy

Wordless Wednesday – Empty Nest Syndrome

(Sorry. I’m on week 2 of adjusting. Lots of odd jobs are getting done.)

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Wordless Wednesday – Althaea cannabina dancing in the breeze

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Wordless Wednesday – Growing pink pipe cleaners

See Cotehele’s Christmas garland

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The delights of pollen-studded artichokes

I love eating globe artichokes and they are a firm favourite with the family too. They are a classic holiday dish which we usually eat hot from the pan, unwrapping the hearts, leaf by delicious leaf. So it’s not too … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Sadie and the Bunny tails

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The Route of the Scarecrows

I live in a rural village, south of Cambridge and it has its share of traditions, features, quirks and almost no public transport. In the year 2000 a new scarecrow festival was instigated to celebrate the millenium and that festival … Continue reading

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Orange is not the only tulip …

Not even in my garden, although it might look like it from this collage. The funny thing is that a few years ago I wouldn’t have had a single one of these (except maybe Ballerina). I was going through a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – La Belle Epoque

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Snakes in the grass

This year, for the first time in a while, the Snake’s Head Fritillaries in the meadow bit of our garden have managed to open before being consumed. I am not sure what eats them, I put it down to the … Continue reading

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Coming out of the woodwork ….

Purple Toothwort (Lathraea clandestina) is like something conjured from a science fiction film, but it is real and it is breaking out of the ground right now. Just look at the clusters of little hooded figures with their sinister overhanging … Continue reading

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