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Ice-cream first, then Weeds and Good Bits and Bad Bits - Ness Botanic Gardens!

As we approached the entrance to Ness Botanic Gardens information notices told us that we could enjoy two locally made varieties of ice-cream inside. I suppose we could have been told of worse things but I had come to see plants and a good garden and ice-cream was not of interest, especially as it was early in the morning. 419 more words


On the Avenue (Not 5th or Delderfield)

Who would plant along the way a thousand trees that thrive from birth?

We spent time without a break to delve this avenue;

How is it stricken trees… 101 more words


Halloween Challenge - Gate

Today’s subject for Jennifer Nichole Wells’ Halloween Challenge is gate, and I must admit that I had to dig deep into the photo files to come up with something for this one.  102 more words


PHOTO ESSAY: August at Biltmore Estate

By MARY ALLISON KANE, Photography Editor

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (SCPDA) — During an impromptu weekend trip to Asheville, my family and I visited Biltmore Estate. With over 8,000 acres of land and some absolutely stunning gardens, the Biltmore is truly picturesque. 67 more words

Finally ripe

On Saturday, the number of cardinals harvesting berries from the dogwood (Cornus florida, below) makes clear that the red berries are finally ripe. On this breezy afternoon branches sway and shake with birds swooping in for a meal, then moving on to the safety of taller, neighboring trees. 218 more words

My Garden

"So, do you like being a vicar? "

At a party on Saturday I met a friend that I don’t think I’ve seen since I was ordained and moved to Manchester in 1999. As we were talking she asked me whether I liked being a vicar. 1,057 more words