Friday, June 20, 2008

Spring Watch Moment


I'm back in Wakefield after four days at mums down in Cheltenham. I spent my days doing her garden and cooking dinners, before watching Springwatch specials on BBC2.
This is my own little part of wildlife, A bee flying into the New Zealand Hebe.
The garden was as I remembered it, and in it were old friends. Plants from years ago that were still there.
I tidied up gently, with my clippers kept busy doing zen maintenence on shrubs. I read the best Japanese gardeners can prune a shrub into a delicate shape and the overall effect is that it has not been shaped by mans hands.
I went plant shopping twice to put in some new plants. Not as many as I would have liked, but Mums gardening time is much less than mine.It is still her garden, with a little of my green fingers giving it magic..
I made her garden neat, tidy, and colourful. I will post some photos later on. My camera batterys are recharging ready for me to photograph my garden tomorrow.
I had not thought about my own garden much so it was a suprise to see it again. After looking at it daily a break was good. I did miss my garden birds though, even the pirate Pidgeons :)
I'll see whats new tomorrow in daylight. A Robin, Blue Tit, and a few House Sparrows welcomed me back.
Spring Watch is a series of programmes that concentrates on native British wildlife and insects, that gets people from their tv to the outdoors to meet nature.
Foxes,Badgers, Deers, White Tipped Eagles, Otters, Seals, Frogs, Newts,Slugs, etc were all mentioned and shown over several nights of programmes. It showed you can find wildlife within urban environments when you look for them.
I looked this morning for some wildlife in Mums garden and photographed some busy Bee's..

2 comments:

Niels Plougmann said...

So nice of you to help your Mom - so few do that nowadays, since they are so busy, busy, busy. So thoughtful and kind of you.

I know what you mean about recharging camera batteries these days, Even though I have 3 I can barely keep up - I look forward seeing more of yours. I save mine on external hard drives, so I can sort out the best shots, when winter comes and it is time to hibernate.

snappy said...

Thanks Niels,I do enjoy doing other peoples gardens.A hangover from when i had no garden, i was an itinerant gardener.Some habits are good though!my greenfingers have been busy in a fair few gardens.I still love the soil in my hands and the sun on my face..
I am only keeping special trips on the computer.the blog is keeping a record of my photos.I am taking so many, storage is a big problem for me :)