Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Random photos and thoughts

I just cut down this video clip from the return voyage from Lundy.  A visit from these guys certainly caused a stir on deck!
 
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The various parts of the felled Wedding Tree are finding places in the garden.  This part is next to the new pond, and seems to have grown into a heart shape for us...

 
 
At the weekend we went out and bought a few plants for the pond...

 
 
Mrs RC extended the pond a little, making it longer and deeper.  We hope to add some fish once the water has settled and the plants have made themselves at home...
 
 
Frou Frou was very excited about the work that was going on, managing to fall in when she thought she was going to catch one of the mice that lives under the paving. Poor Frou, she was not happy!  Everyone else thought it was hilarious, needless to say...
 
 
I saw a field full of daisies yesterday - had to stop and take a photo of some.  These little flowers are very under rated, IMO, regularly being mangled by lawn mowers.

 
Which reminds me of the story my mum tells of when she was a teenager, working for a local plant and garden company.  She went out to do some work on a garden, and the old woman there gave her  a pair of scissors to cut the grass - she wanted the daisies left alive!

6 comments:

ShadowRun300 said...

Please don't tell me YOU use scissors to cut the grass. Not that I'm a proponent of daisy killing, but that could be quite time consuming!
Your pics are fabulous once again. Love the quick video of the dolphins. Aren't they beautiful?

Rock Chef said...

ShadowRun300 - We only have a small patch of grass which gets done with a small pushalong mower. No daisies to speak of either. I wanted more of the dolphins but by the time I got to the side of the boat they were leaving :-(

terri said...

I LOVE the pond. Now I'm contemplating how and where I can make one here. I wonder if Lucy would destroy it?

Your flowers are coming up bright and beautiful already. We're getting warmer here, but not quite warm enough for flowers yet.

Riot Kitty said...

I love the dino at the pond! And daisies.

Rock Chef said...

Terri - I can imagine Lucy using your pond as a wallow hole in the summer...

Riot Kitty - The dino is an old toy that the kids grew out of, but we have a few things like that around the garden. The odd Pokemon, for example.

agg79 said...

Great garden pond. Grayson would probably wind up laying in it to stay cool. Love the dinosaur and ducks. The old fart in me is wondering where the engine came from.