Calamagrostis x acutiflora Karl Foerster, golden light, hydrangea arborescens Annabelle, Hydrangea paniculata limelight, in a vase on Monday, January, Miscanthus sinensis, pine cones, Verbena bonariensis
The overhead lighting is casting a rather yellow light over today’s collection of seed and flower heads.
There is a crispness to their texture and a fragility which requires a very light touch.
The fluff of the seed heads of the Miscanthus are so delicate, light as a feather, perfect for catching a breeze and dispersing.
The pine cones are from my friends garden from her so called 100 acre wood tree. The tiny flower is from the Hydrangea arborescens Annabelle. The metal pot with holes is from a shop in Suffolk and I thought it might make a rather good pot for a cactus or succulent.
What can you find in your garden to share this Monday? See Cathy’s blog. Cathy hosts this immensely enjoyable and popular post.
Just the tonic for a Monday. D.
2019. Hello. How are you keeping?
I feel as if it is a long long time since I scribbled here on Digwithdorris. I imagine you are perhaps in the midst of an alcohol and fat free period or that you are maybe toiling hard, starting with all those good intentions.
January can be such a beautiful time of year.
January is the one month in the year when you might imagine that there is little to be done in the garden but let me tell you that is a big untruth, January is a great time to get jobs done outside. I have even cut my grass.
For my first post of 2019, I am joining cavershamjj with my Six on Saturday. These are pictures I have taken on one of my daily walks.
Wishing you all a super weekend and hoping you get chance to get out and enjoy your surroundings. D.
Hello. I am missing you all.
I should be sharing my vase of flowers from the garden with you this morning and of course linking to our host https://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com aka Cathy.
Yet I cannot.
My camera still works, I have seed heads to share and yet no pictures.
WordPress will not allow me to upload any images as I have used up all the allocated amount of space.
For the last two years I have paid for my domain and this year my credit card had expired so they were unable to process the payment. I was told. I was reminded but I was distracted by other stuff and so I missed the deadline. When I finally attempted to update my card details the price had changed from about £35 to £80.
Hold up, that’s expensive. I’m not sure I want to spend that much for this hobby site.
Perhaps I need to delete some of the many, many photos. That should do it. I have backed them up. That’s what I shall do. Once I selected those I wanted least, I was told that they will be deleted permanently from the site and no longer be available to view. So that means that if anyone wanted to read back on an earlier post the images will be gone. Hmm. Does that matter? Does anyone ever look back through posts?
My question to anyone who is still reading and thank you if you are, what should I do? Have you had this problem?
Shall I pay or shall I retire Dorris off early?
Let me know what you think. If you are an Instagram user you can find me and my pictures: digwithdorris1999
Have a good week. D.
The weather this weekend has been incredible, dry, mild, bright and crunchy, (if weather can be crunchy that is).
I have been raking up barrows full of conkers, leaves, rotting windfalls. So far so Autumn
And yet the mild weather has allowed another flush of roses. A Shropshire Lad, Gertrude Jekyll, the Pilgrim.
Surprisingly there are a few Astrantia in flower and even some Cornflowers.
These roses do not have quite the same strength of smell at this time of the year. The flower heads may droop thanks to their slightly weaker stems yet there is no doubt that these roses are a lovely sight in mid October.
I am joining Cathy and the other regulars with in a vase on Monday. Have a lovely week. D.
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