A few days ago, I received a telephone call from from my lovely cousin, telling me that her mum had died! This was a complete shock, not least of all to my cousin, for her mum had shown no signs of anything suggesting that this awful event was imminent. My aunt was such … Continue reading Decide Upon Your Future Memories
This year, I've paid particular attention to attracting in more bees and insects. I've packed our little cottage garden with all manner of flowering plants and shrubs that serve as a beacon. Here are some of the pictures from this spring-summer, 2019. Have you had any success attracting more bees into your garden? (C) Dean … Continue reading A Gift for the Bees
This year, in spite of the very mixed weather, we have seen a vast array of wildlife in our cottage garden. The key, I believe, is to create plenty of habitat and plant coverage. Creatures need somewhere to live but, in order to venture into our gardens, wildlife also needs a place to feel safe. … Continue reading The Acrobatic Visitor
Trees restore me well. The rustle of leaves enchants. Factories pollute. (c) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.
I have been thinking, today, about how well our cottage garden is developing as a habitat for wildlife. Certainly, it has been our intention to create an environment that will attract and nourish the natural ecosystems. Wildlife and nature need help, these days. I believe that connecting with nature and the environment is fundamentally important … Continue reading Hedge Sanctuary
A pathway of autumnal glow When Nature bows her head for rest. While trees prepare for season’s flow Like rust upon what summer blessed. The morning dew drops hang like gems As chill winds cause crisp leaves to fall. Such a welcome the pathway lends To all the people one and all. Who can resist … Continue reading Life’s Leafy Pathway