Friday, 29 June 2018

June 2018 Photo Hunt

Gosh, it's time for another joining-in with Hawthorn's photo hunt.  Can't believe where the time has gone!  Don't forget to visit her photo hunt pictures and see who else has joined it.  It is such a treat to see how everyone interprets her words.  Click here to see her photos.

It was not a difficult choice of words.  The difficulty for me was in which photos to use and which not to use!

So, off we jolly well go.

1   Yellow

Now, at this time of year there is a lot of yellow around.  I had at least 10 photos I could have used even before I looked at my archives but here is my choice!

Top - yellowish bee collecting yellow pollen from a yellow wild poppy.
Middle - the laburnum tree from our old house.
Bottom - a field full of buttercups (and some grass I'm sure!).

2   Starts with T

Do you recall the Disaster photo from last month's photo hunt?  Click here to see it.  Well I've spent hours digging a Trench; well actually 3.  They are not finished (been out of sorts with a cold/virus thing for weeks....).

Top - the water going where it thought it was best to go.
Bottom - one of my trenches, guiding the water where 
I want it to go.  It will be interesting to see this when
it has been raining for weeks and weeks....

3   Lilac

Another word that had lots of possibilities.  In the end I decided what I wanted and went to find it!
A wisteria over a lovely door.  Found this in Gigglewick.

4   Starts with G

This was an easy one!  G is for Greystones.  We moved here at the end of March 2015; the previous occupants were not gardeners....  so I have spent many hours since then trying to create a garden that I like and can manage as I get older as my knees and hips don't want to play very much!

Top - a area of the bramble infested banking with some daffodils;
also the wooden bridge is rotten.....
Bottom - no brambles, more daffodils and lots of foxgloves,
hardy geraniums, geums etc etc.  Yes the old bridge is
still there; I use it to hang on to as I step down into
the Zambezi (the stream that runs round the edge of the 
garden).  Beloved helped me move a big stone to
create a new bridge and I added steps to 
improve the access.  Still work to be done
but I know where I am going now!

5   Silver

Another one I had to hesitate over; so many choices, loads of photos but in the end a day out with a friend to Saltaire gave me what I wanted.

Left - a silver birch.
Right - silver Stachys lanata, full of bees so must get some for my garden.

6   Own Choice

At the last moment I changed my mind as I recalled (with delight) how you liked the ducklings from last month.

Standing at the bottom of my garden, looking down onto the beck I noticed this smallish
duckling.  It wanted some tasty morsel just out of its reach but it stretched itself up
as much as it could and finally it was rewarded.  What a joy to see.

Well, that's it for another month.  Now I will and see Hawthorn's link page to see who else is joining in.  I check this page several times over the following week to ensure I see everyone.

Bye!



26 comments:

  1. Aw genius duckling. The wisteria is beautiful. A great choice for lilac. X

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    1. Thanks for your comments. Seems I might have another hit with the duckling! I did see other wisterias but none were in such a charming situation.

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  2. A good choice of photos, I love the wisteria (the whole photo is beautiful) and the duckling is absolutely adorable :)

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    1. I just stumbled across the wisteria; been walking down that street several times before and never seen it until that day. Lucky me. You are another one who likes the duckling!

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  3. Lovely photos - your garden has blossomed beautifully since you moved in - and little duckling on tippy-toes wins the uber-cute award xx

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    1. Yes, the duckling gets another vote! I was so lucky to be there and see it reaching, and stretching and trying until it won!

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  4. Love you choice for silver, another plant added to my 'I want in my garden list' sigh.

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    1. I've still to track down some of that Stachys but my plan to visit a local garden centre is on hold as it is too warm for my friend to come with me.

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  5. Lovely photos - silver is wonderful and also the top of your garden. The wisteria over the door is so pretty:)

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    1. Thanks for you kind comments. Am busy in the garden, trying to keep up with the watering!

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  6. Oh how I love wisteria and that pic is perfect. The duckling is another awww moment and how hard you have worked on trenches and your garden. Hope you are feeling better soon , summer colds are horrid.

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    1. I can say I am much better thank you. It was a funny 'cold'. Sadly I've no where to grow a wisteria here but I do like to see them growing elsewhere! And another vote for the duckling!

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  7. Lovely collection of phones. I like the wisteria and it's nice to see the changes in your garden. I was thinking silver birch for silver but then I found a silver y moth, so went with that instead!

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    1. I know my garden had changed but until I compared both photos I had not realised by how much. Still plenty to do out there! Thanks for commenting.

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  8. Gorgeous wisteria photograph. I'm always full of admiration for all your trench and other projects you get up to. The picture of your laburnum reminds me of what a lovely site it was when in full bloom. Your garden is looking good. You have done wonders. x

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    1. I'm so glad that most of the hard work is done as I'm not sure I've the body to do it all again... still plenty to do! Thanks for your kind words.

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  9. Great photos, love the duckling and the wisteria

    Julie

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    1. Yet another vote for the duckling. I don't think I can better the duckling photos but I will try! Bye.

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  10. I liked your original take on silver. Silver birch are one of the few trees I can correctly identify.
    Arilx

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    1. Thanks Aril. I'm not too good with tree identification either!

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  11. Your garden looks great - I'd love to see in the coming months what you do with that bramble patch - my garden is infested with them.
    The wisteria is beautiful - their house must smell delightful. Great pictures

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    1. Thanks Fil. The best way to deal with brambles, if you have the time, energy and a good back/knees is to cut them back and then dig them all out, all little bits of roots too. My banking has a lot of trees in it so digging them out was not really on. Some roots I dug out but now I spray emerging brambles shoots, taking care to not spray my plants or spray when it is windy. I am slowly winning! At the moment the garden is so dry and no rain due that a lot of it is going over so quickly. I just hope, after 3 years' work, it comes back next year!

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  12. Back & catching up. Ooh, I love the look of your garden & the duckling is ever so cute. The wisteria is probably my favourite as it is something I so enjoy seeing in flower. Take care.

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    1. Thanks Susan. At the moment the lovely weather is having a bad effect on my garden. So dry and so many plants in distress. I water what I can with my dwindling water supply. Please keep your fingers crossed for me that they do return when the weather is more favourable!

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  13. Thank you for sharing your garden via your photos, especially the cute wee duckling.

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    1. Another person liking the ducking! Thanks. It is hard to take photos that really show off my garden but you get the gist of it! I just need some gentle rain to help revive the flagging plants.

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