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.

Please click on any picture to create a slide show


  1. Nice close-ups and what a treat to see the goldfinches!

    1. Thank you Eliza. I love to see them in the garden.

  2. Lovely shots, Brian. The goldfinches did their stuff on my lap top but not the tablet which needed a plug in - will investigate. Best wishes for 2017 to both of you and happy and fruitful gardening

    1. Thank you Cathy. Best wishes for the new year to you and the golfer.

  3. For some reason I'm not getting the full effect of your post as I don't see the goldfinches; however, the other images are all just lovely. Hope 2017 will be a great gardening year for you.

    1. It seems from Cathy above it doesn't work on a tablet. Best wishes to you for 2017.

  4. A beautiful overview for 2016, and I did enjoy the goldfinches! (I'm viewing on my laptop.) I hope 2017 is a wonderful one for you!

    1. Thank you Amy, best wishes for the new year.


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