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June/July 2017 garden diary

Rose (1) – all the roses in our new house are as yet unidentified 😦

Rose (2)

Rose (3)

Rose (4)

Rose (5)

Twisted Willow (before pruning)

Twisted Willow (after pruning)

Lavender, Pansies and Petunias

Japanese Anemone – staring through dining room window …

Penstemon – earliest flower, many more to come

Verbena Bonariensis

Bee on Echinops

Bee on Lavender

Buddleia – grows like a weed, but butterflies love them, of course

Butterfly – this rather “moth-eaten” Red Admiral often suns itself on our table, frequently chasing off a Cabbage White – they twist and turn together in the air, but the Red Admiral always wins

Courgette (1) – have to grow our veg. in pots/growbags in our new garden

Courgette (2)

Cucumber – getting a fantastic crop, just grown in a growbag in a sunny spot on the potting table (var. Telegraph Improved)



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On Beauty

I wonder what proportion of sighted people can see beauty. And what proportion of blind people can hear beauty, in music, in the sound of a waterfall or in a young child’s laughter.

Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? Or the ear? Or the nerve endings of the fingers, perhaps? Or is it in the brain? Or maybe its nature and location defy definition?

We seem so determined to pin everything down, even where, quite often, the specimen keeps wriggling out of our grasp.






Image credit: Papilio Polytes by Anagoria (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

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