The Owl and The Pussy Cat

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful 'red and white'(!) boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, 'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are, You are!What a beautiful Pussy you are!'

Edward Lear

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Busy on the allotment

I've been experimenting with image re-sizing. The first three are a bit small, the last one is HUGE!
my allotment, well half an allotment technically
                                                                                                                                                                     I'm busy at the allotment these days, but it's never a chore as there is so much excitement and hope in the spring. I'm leaving the overwintered kale and broccoli plants to flower as long as they aren't in a space I need for new crops.

if you look closely you can see a bumble bee!
 The bumble bees love them, if you look closely you can see a very blurred image of a bee (roughly in the middle) I have a very basic camera, and the bee wasn't hanging around waiting for me to photograph it and I got a lot of pictures of where the bee was a few seconds ago.

 The rainbow chard is shooting up to flower. It has provided us with bags full of chard all spring, having struggled through the winter. Don't the stems look fabulous. It's a shame they look at their best just before it all needs pulling up, but I've now cut all these stems, picked the leaves off and stuffed the stems into a vase, who needs flowers?

 The bluebells down in the woods are breathtaking still. They've been like this for weeks now, and I just had to stop and roll about on the ground to take some photos of them a few days ago.
 I'm excited about a lot of book stuff at the moment so go over to to see bookey stuff.


  1. The bit about the bees not waiting to be photographed made me laugh. I left my brussels sprouts to flower too (well, they'd not done much to earn their keep over the winter) and the bees loved them too.

  2. What Beautyful Flowers,Are they yours?