Friday, July 30, 2010

Summer Garden

The garden is throwing up all sorts of colours and shapes after a fairly good summer (in Irish terms),plants are thriving after a good share of sunshine and feeding!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Knots Prayer

Dear God,please untie the knots that are in my mind,my heart and life.Remove the have not,thcannot and the do not that I have in my mind.Erase the will not,may not and might not that may find a home in my heart.Release me from the could not,would not and should not that obstruct my life.And most of all dear God, I ask that you remove from my mind,my heart and my life all the "am nots"that I have allowed to hold me back,especially the thought that I am not good enough. Amen.
Author Unknown
Go to for a thought for today!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A little bit of everything

As lavendar is looking so good at the moment I had to go and buy myself 3 lovely plants of it yesterday and hopefully it will flourish in my patch out back.I love the scent and have some adorning the kitchen sills and wall,heres hoping!
Some good and some faded lavendar on my window sill!
Lavendar holder and now faded lavendar brought from a holiday in Provence in 2007
Paid a visit to my local garden centre yesterday to see the new addition, a brand new cafe! It is called jam and they also have cafes in Kenmare and Killarney and are well established in the trade.They have a great menu available hot or cold and an on site shop for take aways as well.I had my coffee next to this window talk about a view! The cafe has a website,

Variations on a theme! This time my wine bottle decorated with artificial flowers! They will last longer than the fresh did and just need dusting off now and then!Total cost of flowers 4 euros.

The clipper round the world boat race came to Cork last weekend and festivities were held along the quays to celebrate,the usual food markets,shop stalls and amusements for the children and live bands were playing also.The weather was not too kind for two days of the event but everyone seemed to think it was a great success otherwise.

Fun and games at the fair
Lovely edibles at the food stalls!
Looking downriver

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July Garden

Stargazer Lilies exuding a heavy scent when I pass by!

I was never an advocate of artificial flowers but I have discovered some that look so well I have been persuaded to purchase! These poppies were bought in Meadows and Byrnes in the city centre for 1.75 euros for a two flowered stem complete with buds!
A new addition to the container collection,an evergreen called Felicia!
Coral coloured day lilies
Day lilies
Stargazers still unfolding
Verbena bonarensis just coming into flower
Japanese Anenomes pale pink
Red hot surfinias