Thursday, June 5, 2014

In the garden

Early morning, the beginning of June. Sunlight catches delicate sparkling trails of cobweb. Soon they will dry off and retreat into their almost invisible world again.
A snatch of a glimpse, into the faerie realm?

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. ~Eleonora Duse

I've been busy in the garden. Lots of cutting back, transplanting , digging weeding and I still have more to do. I must remember though, not to stress about all the things that need 'doing' and just enjoy the jobs in hand. Being outdoors in the fresh air, in a beautiful setting is enough in itself. A garden is never a finished thing. It evolves and changes over the seasons and the years. I'm just helping it along by giving some plants more space, more light to thrive and adding a few things here and there that I would like to see, or what the bees and butterflies might want.
In the greenhouse I'm amazed at my crop of rocket that initially self seeded, survived all winter and is still going strong.  Next to it there is lettuce, cucumber, parsley, (flat leaf and curly) another self seeded new patch of more rocket, some coriander and radishes. The opposite side which you can't see has tomato plants.  On the bench at the far end is my runner beans that I haven't planted outside yet. A must job for this weekend!
I made a small space for some sweet peas beside the path.  The path, hmm yes that's another job that needs doing.
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Over the bank holiday weekend, the end of last month we stopped by during the open weekend at Secret World wildlife rescue. It's the second time I've visited now. They do a fantastic job rescuing wildlife and took in many of the injured badgers last year, during the senseless cull.
So here's some of the beauties we met.
And this gorgeous girl. 
Such wise eyes.
It's foxes that I've been working on since my last post. They are finished now and will be added to my shop tomorrow evening Friday 6th June at 8pm again. (uk time)
Have a wonderful weekend whatever you are doing.


  1. Gorgeous as ever.thanks for sharing.your ;)

  2. Such a lovely garden. Gorgeous photos. And I love the foxes so much! You are so blessed with an eye and hand for beauty.

  3. What a beautiful garden you have created, Karen... Sweet peas, just talking about those pretty little flowers.. One of my mothers favorites... I love your foxes.. Well, I love your art...
    Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

  4. Gorgeous photos, Karen . foxes dominate here too in puppet form (inside) and puppy (sorry cub) form outside. The new hangers look great.

  5. Thank you for sharing the calm and magic of your space. Heartbreaking about the badger cull. I cannot believe they did it.

  6. Beautiful post as always really do take so amazing shots...You have a wonderful weekend too and I hope its filled with love and magic xx

  7. The Fox is gorgeous. They are beautiful photos x

  8. such a beautiful garden thank you. i love getting out in mine at dawn when all i can hear are the birds waking up. at the moment the main scent is from my valerian, it smells of vanilla...but a wild vanilla.

  9. Garden looks like a lovely haven. Working a lot on my own garden - it was a rubbish dump before we moved in, so a lot of work still to do but at least I think we have some very happy chickens- previously left in a dire state. They must be happy - x4 eggs a day - struggling to use them all!

  10. I wish the cobwebs in my house would dry up and disappear! ;) You're so right about the garden never being a finished thing, I get into a panic when I start to do one job I see all the others that need doing. I need to take your advice and just enjoy the one job in hand. :)
    Your photos of the animals at Secret Life are gorgeous! I love the one of the fox at the end, you must have got so close!
    Good to see that cute bee's bottom again too!
    Jess x

  11. Ooh my, i have missed your beautiful posts Karen..
    They take your breath away..
    I adore foxes and your pictures capture the magic of all that you see around.....
    I am off to take a peek at your shop....
    kindest wishes and twinkles ******
    Maria x

  12. Owls and foxes, so beautiful and wise, and I like your running or flying foxes too.


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