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Our Worcestershire Garden [20120906|17:37]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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As part of my attempt to establish a routine on my work-from-home days, I take a cup of tea and my macro lens out into the garden at the end of the day. (When it’s raining, I sit in the conservatory instead. It’s like being outside without having to get wet! Telstar sits in the conservatory for this reason, too, I think - except he does it even when it’s not raining, because he is lazy.)

“The girls”, as our neighbour refers to the previous owners, did a beautiful job of landscaping the garden, creating winding beds and a path that curves around its odd, elongated teardrop shape in an aesthetically pleasing way. They also filled it with flowers that bees adore, particularly lavender, roses and nasturtiums. Those of you who remember the condition of our Cambridge garden (jungle, concealing badly-line leaking pond) when we first moved there will understand why we’re a bit baffled trying to work out what we can possibly add to it to make it any better. It’s an unexpected pleasure to have moved in when the garden is showing itself off at its best. I can sit on our handmade wooden bench (crafted by our friend who lives in the woods near Battle) and watch patiently for photogenic insects to land in the correct places for optimal lighting and composition.

Featuring a holly blue, a hoverfly, a white-tailed bumblebee and a rotund spider (consuming a bee, I think).















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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2012-09-07 13:46 (UTC)
Your photos turned out great! It must be nice to start out with everything in place!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-09-12 15:45 (UTC)
It is! Our only problem is a lack of storage space. We're working on it...
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[User Picture]From: anthrokeight
2012-09-07 15:10 (UTC)
THE PINK ONE. I want it to be huge, and then lie in it.
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[User Picture]From: alice_mccoy
2012-09-07 19:24 (UTC)
agreed 100%
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-09-12 15:46 (UTC)
Oh yes. We should each have one. It would have a nice squishy divot where I could fit Humuhumu.
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2012-09-08 00:33 (UTC)
Wonderful! (and thank you--I knew to peek through my fingers. I avoid all things spider-y & snake-ish whenever possible, as they always feature when I have my %$#@ night terrors & I figure anything I can do to keep them from being front-and-center in my brain, well...) ;)

Any time you wish to share photos with us, please go with the urge. It's a WIN/WIN :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-09-12 15:46 (UTC)
Thank you! Moar photos coming soon! I shall have some time this Sunday to play, I think.
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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2012-09-11 10:52 (UTC)
Lovely! Especially the bee about to land. Our garden is just ending it's Sumer flush now - autumn is quite definitely here!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-09-12 15:47 (UTC)
Thank you! Yes, the weather's definitely gone cooler. It was 6 C this morning in Worcestershire...not long til the first frost, I think.
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