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The scunner of another ripped manicure

Pruning away the dead wood of a champion crab apple causes huge amounts of pain and grief to Jim Carruthers, Battleby’s gardener, but every year he, and all of Battleby’s staff and visitors, are rewarded with the most spectacular froth of blossom. 767 more words

Scottish Natural Heritage

Cardinal (Female)

Just moments after the captures I got with a male Cardinal this female perched on a branch directly in front of me. It is rare for me getting this close to these skittish birds much less have the camera in my hand at the same time! 79 more words


Cardinal (Male)

This bright male Cardinal spent most of Friday flying around our end of the neighborhood. He occasionally stopped on our crab apple tree and let me get a few captures in before he quickly move to his next destination! 46 more words


What Counts

“We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

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Crab Apple (Malus ...)

So I bought the tree from Kaizen bonsai nursery for £375 on the 27th February 2014

5th April 2014 I cleaned up the cut wounds on the trunk a little bit… 91 more words

Crab Apple

Getting Together between Hail Storms

If last weeks’ get together was on one of the hottest days of the year then yesterdays’ must be one of the coldest we’ve experienced, with hailstones the size of peas pounding our heads and our trees throughout the afternoon. 177 more words

Wordless Wednesday ~ Mama's Garden

Photos of my mom’s garden, complete with a little bee doing its thing on the crab apple blossoms :)  (not my best pics but I only had my phone with me) 6 more words

Night Owl Poetry