Friday, 11 May 2007

Along the margins of the Barleycorn ponds in early May 2007






10 comments:

smilnsigh said...

Ohhhh, I just realized that you have this pond on-line-journaling place. Oh lovely! I love ponds.

Mari-Nanci

A wildlife gardener said...

Thank you, smilnsigh, for your generous comments. They bring us endless pleasure, because such a lot of wildlife come to drink and bathe in the ponds.

RUTH said...

Wonderful ponds. I know the wildlife we get with our litle pond; I would imagine you see and hear many forms of wildlife. Thank you for A Prayer For The Stressed which you posted in my comment box.

A wildlife gardener said...

Hi, Ruth, glad you liked the funny poem. As you say, we get lots of wildlife coming to the ponds....and occasionally a heron...grr! I flap my arms but I'm sure he gets his fair share of frogs and newts.

Dawn said...

Goodness, what beautiful pond photos! I love all your water plants. Someday I hope to have a garden pond again, but for now I must settle for an urn with a little fountain. Ah well. I'll visit your blog and enjoy your pond vicariously. ;-)

Dawn

A wildlife gardener said...

You are very kind, Dawn, thank you. The ponds grow more beautiful as the Summer wears on. They are fairly empty just now, but managing to sustain the wildlife living in and on them.

Kate said...

Your pond is breathtakingly beautiful. I love waterlilies - you have done a wonderful job of creating an idyllic and peaceful spot along the pond's edge. I am so glad that I came for a visit!!

A wildlife gardener said...

Thank you so much, Kate. 16 years ago, my husband did all the hard work creating the ponds, with help from our elder son, who was a teenager at the time. I always feel they are the jewel in the crown of our garden, because they attract so much wildlife.

smilnsigh said...

Yet another comment here, by me. :-)

Your ponds are captivating. But tell me, do you have mosquitoes there? I think I've been told that Ireland doesn't. So perhaps you are so lucky too.

See, we would have so many mosquitoes biting us, that we'd never be able to enjoy the beauty of such. -sighhhhh- Especially in the growing twilight, when I'd really love to be viewing it.

Mari-Nanci

A wildlife gardener said...

Welcome again, smilnsigh! We have midges which can be absolute pests...I am always covered in bites and have to take antihistamine throughout the summer. But they are not as bad as the ones on the west coast of Scotland or in Norway, where they seem to have fangs :)!

There are comic postcards about them and if I went there I'm sure they would wear their best bib and tucker, especially for me :(!

Thank you very much for revisiting my photo blog :)