Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Raindrops on roses...

....and whiskers on donkeys....

...on his little chinny chin chin...

..big baby eye...

..cutest wee tail....

..tiniest wee hooves....

...sweetest natural fringe.....

...just outright adorable....

...taking a little nap...it's hard work keeping those ears up!

soft as velvet nose...very kissable!

...seeing you...

..all this attention is thirsty work!

....we are besotted  !!

When I can drag myself away from the donkey paddock and walk round the garden you can smell the autumn perfumes...
...I love rosehips, I have a large bed of spinnossima (scottish roses) when they are flowering the scent is heady...but the colours of their hips ...just beautiful.

I'm not sure what rose this is, it has a single pale pink, briar like flower with a wild rose sort of perfume, even the foliage seems to give off a faint rose fragrance. Every year it had a wonderful display of rosehips, great for picking and bringing inside.

..plump rugosa hip.


My flower fairy language of flowers book has this to say .

"I saw old Autumn
in the misty morn
stand shadowless like silence,
listening to silence."

(Thomas Hood)

We had a lovely thick mist this morning  the dew drops had collected like jewels on everything..making it all very magical.

The smoke bush especially was enchantingly adorned.

..these little cyclamen  also embellished ...

The fish drifted lazily in the pond...

...the pink berried Rowan tree laden with berries...

...fascinating folklore attached to the Rowan tree.

..the laburnum pods gently swaying..

..this bumblebee became quite vexed as I followed him from flower to flower...eventually almost disappearing...


 The corn is ripening.

 The fennel has seedheads...
I have to bring some inside.. the liquorice redolence just speaks to me of autumn.

This afternoon I intend to do some sewing, doilies from the stash are part of the plan.

This post includes donkeys and doilies but the nearest thing to a daisy this week would have to be the yellow flowers in the neighbours paddock .

"On the motionless branches of some trees, autumn berries hung like clusters of coral beads, as in those fabled orchards where the fruits were jewels..."
 (Charles Dickens)





  1. ooooh my ~delightful donkey pictures! I love it's forehead fringe! just too cute!
    Awesome bee photo ~ I think you captured his best side! :))))
    Thanks for sharing your world! :)))

    1. we think we will call him Archie...he is really cute...he's a happy wee chap.
      LOL...that bee was so not happy about being followed with the camera!
      Thanks for your lovely comments.

  2. Beautiful photos and your donkey is so adorable, absolutely gorgeous.

  3. Thanks for your lovely comments...I will have to be careful master donkeys popularity doesn't go to his head! I do tell him how gorgeous he is and he seems to lap up the attention.
    Have a happy week.