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Droplets, Narcissi and A Skull

The raindrops on the leaves of the Lambs Ears, Stachys Byzantina, stayed most of the morning long after the rain had stopped.

Stachys Byzantina

Three tiny Narcissi have appeared in a pot which had Muscari in. I had forgotten I had planted them.

Unnamed Narcissi

The lovely Mr S found a beautifully delicate bird’s skull in the garden this afternoon. It is about 4cms long

I wonder which bird this was



Night Sky, Lambs’ Ears and A Proverb

1   Last night’s sky from the bedroom window was still beautiful at almost 11pm – just a couple of days before the longest day.

The sky at 10.50 last night

The sky at 10.50 last night

2    I love the texture of the silvery grey leaves of the Stachys Byzantina. They are just asking to be gently stroked which is perhaps why the common name is Lambs’ Ears. Its tiny purple flowers are just beginning to open.

Stachys byzantina (Lambs Ears)

Stachys byzantina (Lambs Ears)

3   This saying was sent to me recently – play, joy and laughter – three of life’s beautiful things to be found every day if at all possible.

How to heal oneself

How to heal oneself




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