16 August 2009

Agriculture and Horticulture ...

I was up in Northamptonshire again on Friday and Saturday, and went here again ...

Just look how the calves have grown in the few weeks since I was there last (about 8 weeks ago). The calf suckling in this picture looks almost as large as its mum. Amazing!

And here are a couple of photos of the only showy flowers in our garden. Personally I love white flowers, and used to grow white Japanese anemones. Here we only seem to have pink. Mum,
on the other hand has all white ones in her garden ... apart from one pink one I dug up from ours and planted in hers when she wasn't looking!

Hope you all have a jolly week. I shall be cleaning those blue RSJs and painting for most of the week.


SharDon Exclusives said...

I love the peaceful feeling that I get when I see cows in a field...what is that all about? Your flowers are so pretty but the cows speak peace.

Anonymous said...

Japanese Anemones are my favourite I have some white ones growing at the moment, they seem to glow in the dark and are really fresh looking like spring again. Happy painting.

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling I hope you had a lovely weekend. I just stopped by to wish you a sunny day!!

♥ hugs ♥


Shammickite said...

I used to have some very pale pink anenomes, but they didnt arrive this year, the hard winter last year must have done them in.
The farm looks so nice to visit, wish I could have been there.
I've just come back from Vacation so I'm catching up on the blogs around the world.

Annie said...

Love the Northamptonshire cows ! Looks like you had a lovely weekend.
Ann x

Marmalade Yarns said...

sorry I missed you.we came early to the DH and I really enjoyed it, bought a few things! Its not very far to visit, so maybe when the kids are back in school, I'll come to say hello properly. p.s are you going to the next flea market at shepton Mallet?
lol maxine

Lois said...

Funnily enough, I have just come in from the garden, having picked a huge bunch of pink Japanese Anenomes and long stalked English Lavender for the dining room! Unfortunately, no lovely, peaceful cows in my urban back garden... xx

Rosie said...

I love the pink or the white anemones but haven't maaged to get either to grow in my garden. Glad a brought back memories of the Drunken Duck for you. Did you check out the link it's a posh gastro pub and hotel now? Just read one of your other blogs. Are you still looking for the LloydsTSB music? It's on a CD Wild-Swans by Elena Kats-Chernin. Enjoy your painting, I don't envy you.x

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling,
I am back and have missed you terribly!! I have a post on my blog that explains my lengthy absence but enough of that, I just wanted to stop by and see how you are doing and to wish you a sunny day. I am now off to read the posts that I have missed and to look around your lovely blog.
Love & Hugs
Duchess ♥♥♥