Sunday, 22 January 2017

Visiting Trentham Gardens.

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Friday, 13 January 2017

New Year - New Blog

Welcome new and present followers of Our Garden@19

I have been developing a new blog about my interest in photography on WordPress along-side publishing Our garden@19
After much thought I have decided to merge the two together, the new blog can be found

I hope those of you who have been following Our garden@19, over the two years, it has been published, will now follow this one.
Thank you for your support and encouragement.

Brian Skeys.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

2016 in close up.

Welcome to Our Garden@19 in 2017

This is the time of year when we think about the new year and reflect on the old one.
The pictures below are close up photographs from Our garden@19 taken during the year.

Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

Iris foetidissima seeds.

 Dicentra 'Stuart Bootman'.

 Geranium sambor and Bumble Bee.

Aquilegia alba.

 Viola heartease and an unknown variety.

 Iris palliida subsp. pallida.

 Polygonatum x Hybridum Striatum.

 Epimedium x Rubrum.

 Asplenium scolopendrium Cristatum Group.

Athyrium Niponicum Pictum.

 Paeonia 'White Wings'.

 Cirsium rivulare 'Trevor's Blue Wonder'.

Hydrangea quercifolia Burgundy.

Acer griseum.

Where would we be without the 'Web'?

A frozen spiky metal Lily!

Birds are an important part of my every day life in Our Garden@19.
This is the first film I have tried to post, taken through the dinning room window, Gold Finches feeding on Sunflower Hearts.
 I hope it works!

The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.

We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.

We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.

We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our brides, we sheet our dead.

We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that’s the burden of the year.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, “The Year” (1910)

I hope all your dreams and plans come true for 2017.

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