Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Minus 12 Degrees-Brr!

Winter wonderland at Barleycorn
Little Dublin, Barleycorn

Frost on box
Frost on foxglove
Frost on log
Frost on Scotch thistle
Frozen in time

Monday, 5 November 2007

Best Bib And Tucker

Fancy a spot of supper?
The best way to achieve it
is to wash daily
from nose-tip
to tail-tip,
not forgetting to wash round the back, of course.

With the saddest of expressions,
pose on a log or two.
Hey! Prostrate yourself on the doormat if you must.
If all else fails, wait by the empty bowl, purring sweetly.
Gets 'em every time.

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Thursday, 30 August 2007

Late Summer Flowers At Barleycorn

For the latest video of butterflies at Barleycorn click here Black-eyed Susan, rudbeckia hirta
White bellflower, campanula punctata
Japanese anemones, anemone japonica
Pink hollyhock, althea rosea
Montbretia, crocosmia
Everlasting pea, lathyrus latifolia
Evening primrose, oenothera
Cream hollyhock, althea rosea

'Black' hollyhock, althea rosea nigra
Coneflower, echinacea
Viper's bugloss, echium vulgare
Sunflower, helianthus annuus
Scotch thistle, onopordum acanthium

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Late August Blooms At Barleycorn

Pink penstemon
Lilac and white penstemon
Pot of Scotch marigolds, raised from seed
Rose Arey water lily
annual poppy
Crocosmia Lucifer