Tag Archives: gardens

Mothery update

Regular readers will know I have been keeping an eye on the moths visiting my garden. They come in all shapes and sizes and, frankly, are often jewels of nature with subtle colour shifts. Often as not the difference between a … Continue reading

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Moth eaten

As a child we had a moth trap. This isn’t as cruel as it might sound in that moths aren’t killed in said trap but captured during night flying hours and held until freed in the morning. When dad died … Continue reading

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One Step Beyond #carrotranch #flashfiction

Charli Mills, this week, gets a little ethereal as she steps beyond with the challenge December 22, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that steps beyond. It can be a door, a tunnel, a worm … Continue reading

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Son of the Hole

Back in the summer 2014 I posted about the latest addition to our family – a Pond. But that optimism evaporated (unlike the rainwater) and by October this was my post. We had had enough. Repairs could and should wait. … Continue reading

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Late autumn colour

Today it is the First November. It is meant to be cold and wet and a time for anoraks and heated car seats and soup and steamy breath. So what’s with my garden?

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A five and a six

Lisa Reiter has posted a Bite Size memoire challenge based on a roll of the dice. Six options and I only had to roll twice to get the one I wanted. Five gave me gardens – ok – and six … Continue reading

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There I was, digging this hole…

… this hole in the ground. Bernard Cribbins clearly had similar problems to those confronting my family recently. You see, this hole digging lark has been the lot of the Lawyer over the last few weeks and lots of people have been … Continue reading

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