Wednesday, 28 May 2008

iNSPIRATIONAL BLOGS.

Yesterday I spoke of blogging friends...today I thought I would mention two people I visit that I have a great affinity with. Hedgewitch @ Earth and Tree............and Sherry at Q's Corner. For many years I have been treating myself holisitically ..... using diet, herbs and nature to heal me. Both Sherry and Hedgewitch have a lot of knowledge in this area and by visiting their blogs I have gained more information. Sherry also has a blog telling of the teachings of Ayurveda....I have taken the journey with her and am finding her posts so helpful. So ladies todays post is just for you, enjoy.
Weather beaten, but still a pretty picture.
Poppies never ever bore me.
Fox and cubs are doing well and producing lots of new flowers.
The rain has made everything shoot up......its a jungle out there.
Rosa Rugosa 'Alba'...............reminds me of weddings for some reason.
Hedgewitch will like this.....the Elder is coming into flower. Her fragrance, I find, is quite potent. I love it. I love these blooms picked fresh, dipped in a light batter and gently fried. Yum.
White Campion is flourishing and dances in the breeze.
And a daisy with two tiny creatures on it.....
My beloved bees..............

Another Poppy.....waiting in the wings.
Little Toadflax.........exquisite.
A stroll across Valerian....what a lovely way to spend the morning.
Creepy looking insect but I don't mind him.
Rose buds I think are better than blooms. Is that a little greenfly I can see??


Don't know what this is....shall investigate.
Blurry image but he was just about to make a run for it.....
Pretty bee wrapped in Wisteria.
Such a beautiful photo....can you see the raindrops hanging like little jewels??
And to finish.....this is for you Sherry.....your photos of blooms with raindrops have inspired me. It has taken me ages to get a photograph that I considered worthy........I hope you like it.



25 comments:

Rose said...

Lovely photos, Cheryl. I've been working on getting some photos with raindrops, too, and I've had plenty of opportunity with all the rain we've had.
What is the bird in your header today?

beckie said...

Cheryl, I had no idea poppies came in such wonderful colors! Your garden is certainly a busy place. The raindrops on the flowers show beautifully. Thanks for another great morning walk about! By the way, the red fern is so unusual, no wonder you love it.

Cheryl said...

We have had nothing but rain Rose for the last few days. The bird is a Magpie, I am not too happy with him at the moment.....he keeps attacking all the young birds. I keep running out chasing him away....

Cheryl said...

Hi Beckie.....I have so many differennt coloured poppies....I am waiting to see if any of those I sent you are amongst them. I should know in the next few days. I will post them if I do so that you can see what beauties you have.

Meems said...

So many wonderful blooms and flying critters to keep them company! Just lovely. So wonderful to have so much variety! Love the header too.
Meems @Hoe&Shovel

Cheryl said...

Thank you Meems for dropping by and your lovely comments.

Dawny P said...

Oh my word Cheryl - these photographs are just stunning. I love them all of course, but my two favourites are very different. I love the vibrancy of the red poppies, especially against the blue flowers, because it appeals to the arty bit of me. But the delicate rose with the raindrops is such a pure and simple picture - it is just gorgeous. What a beautiful world we live in -I just wish everyone could see it that way - perhaps we would take better care of it if we did. Thank you for sharing these - you have made my day xxx

Miranda Bell said...

Hi Cheryl... more lovely pics - funny I've just prepared some pics of the Rosa rugosa and have one of the alba ones too...

I wanted to ask you if you might be able to recommend a good illustrated book showing the different varieties of bees and insects in the garden as I seem to be noticing more and more in our garden that I really don't know and would love to learn more about this... thought you'd be the person to ask!

Don't know if you've seen the shots I got of the water vole the other day - it was v. exciting!

Take care Miranda

Naturegirl said...

Cheryl how can we all not love these images that you post today!!!Oh the bees and that last image!! WOW!!
Absolutely wonderful and the two ladies that inspire you..well they do that for me too...no rain here yet hugs NG

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Thank you dear friend for a wonderful time in your garden. Your blooms are so pretty. The raindrops on your flowers are sublime. Thank you. You inspire me!
Your jungle is just my sort of play ground. I love to be lost in blooms and bugs and beautiful birds.....I will imagine swinging and singing sweet flower songs with you. Perhaps we can sip our warm water while we visit?
It has been very fun sharing the Ayurveda Way. I am learning and experimenting and finding the joy of the body. Asking my herbs and flowers to heal me and to celebrate each day with me has brought me back to the soil and to the energy of the Earth.
It is a beautiful world we live in. Even more beautiful since I have met you. So nice to know a kindred spirit.
Namaste,
Sherry, who dances with the bees.

Cheryl said...

Hello Dawny...I understand what you are saying about the red poppies and catnip....crafters would like the colour and the fluid movement I expect. Having this blog has made me realise that there are many like minded people out there it is refreshing.

Cheryl said...

Hello Miranda....Two minds with but a single thought (Rosa Rugosa).

As for books on bees.....I can't really recommend one as my books are on wildlife in general and very old....we've aged together. lol
I am sorry that I can't be more helpful on that.
A water vole.....how fantastic, I will most certainly pop over later, just getting ready to take the grandchildren to Leeds Castle.

Cheryl said...

Hi Naturegirl...always a priviledge....and thank you for the lovely comments.

Cheryl said...

Hello Sherry.....Sometimes it is just nice to tell people that you treasure their friendship. Whether they be near or far makes no difference, people can enhance our lives.
I shall sip my water today in the garden and think of you.
Best wishes always....

rusty in miami said...

Great pictures, your garden looks so colorful, I agree with you about Poppies but I cannot grow them here in the tropics.

Wendy said...

What a beautiful post! I do love rose buds better than the blooms. Is it because they're so full of promise? Waiting to open?
And your bird photos are lovely. Oh, so that's a magpie. I didn't know.

Cheryl said...

Hi Rusty....That is what is nice about visiting other peoples blogs we get to know what they can grow in their space.

Cheryl said...

Hi Wendy...Magpies have a lovely blue stripe down their back....but they are vicious birds, often attacking the smaller species and killing them.
The also destroy the songbirds nests and take their eggs. Although handsome not one of my favourite birds.

Dawny P said...

Hi Cheryl. Thank you for your ncie words. I agree that it is nice to go back and look at your work and see how you have developed. I think that I went through a bit of a phase when I started blogging and was possibly trying to do work which I thought others would like rather than what came from me. I dont think it worked right some how because there are some I did then which I am just not that happy with now, so I have gone back to just being me!! I'm glad you like them xxxx

Cheryl said...

Hi Dawny....I think it is so important to be individual....seeing the personality of that person come forward in their artwork.
I have been tempted to change my blog...but when I thought about it, I wasn't being true to myself. What you see on my site is truly me and I think that is so important. Have a fun weekend.....

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Hedgewitch said...

hello cheryl, thank you so much .. this post has made me feel very special, like I was walking round your garden with you, while you showed me its secrets.

I love the elder and valerian! And to see such beautiful poppies and roses is a treat, too.

When I can't get out and about and crave some peace and some nature, I come to see your garden.. so peaceful, uplifting and inspiring.

Many thanks for being my blogging friend.. I love knowing that you are out there in the world, championing the things which matter in life. Much love xx

Cheryl said...

It is a pleasure hedgewitch. You are always welcome to the garden and its secrets. I am sure there is a lot we could share.....
The world of blogging has brought many beautiful people into my life, and you are most certainly one of them.
Wishing you well my friend.

Mary said...

Poppies, bugs, and bees. I'd love to be your neighbor :o)

Cheryl said...

Hi Mary.....I would love a chat over the fence with you to.
Tks for dropping by.