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Sunday, 1 May 2011
The Fountain (Garden).
The fountain's stopped working. The fish have all died. And Cro has become both pissed-off and slightly depressed.
The perfect combination of events to force a radical decision. So I've filled-in the old fish pond with earth, and we now have a mini 'small plant' garden instead of murky water. The birds and animals have a drinking bowl instead of a water-lily encrusted quagmire.
All seems OK. Freddie (our cat) discovered the new water supply very quickly, but I have yet to see a bird drinking there; although signs suggest that they have been.
For the moment I've just bunged in any small plants that I could find (plus a few that I bought), and am hoping that they will spread. I know nothing of garden plants, so I go with the 'trial and error' method. My main objective, eventually, is for thick tufts of aubretia to tumble down over the front, and the rest to be a mass of ground-hugging flowers; only time will tell.
In the bottom right corner are two discus shaped stones; one large, one small. These are two fosilised bivalves that I found nearby. No doubt several million years ago, my house would have been under water..... but with 'oysters' (or similar) like that on hand, I don't think I'd have complained too much.
KITCHENS & CASTLES ..........
*The other weekend, we went to stay with our daughter and family who live
in the beautiful 17th century town of Stamford.*
* I'm not showing you any of S...
3 days ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!