Friday, 22 June 2007

Midsummer's Day At Barleycorn

Midsummer's Day (yesterday) at Barleycorn brought a spectacular thunderstorm. You can look at a little video of it (below) on this post. For the best sound effects of the thunderstorm, please turn up the volume.

Today, however, is warm and sunny, so my camera and I went out for a little walk. What did I spy? Click the link below.

On A Year In Pictures At Barleycorn you can look at 'Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens' and be introduced to our latest pussycat, called Chelsea!

On Wildlife Gardener Visits you can see some of the spectacular bearded irises at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.

15 comments:

Sheila said...

I know I have hogged your comments boxes today, but I just thought I'd look for a new post and what do I find...?
A lovely new banner!
I love it...it says SUMMER..!!!
hugs
xx

A wildlife gardener said...

Thank you so much, Sheila! I took these photos today and thought I'd experiment to see if I could make my blog look more friendly and welcoming. I'll need to find out how to do writing over it as the photos obscured the 'Our little Corner Of Paradise' heading.

Sally said...

Morning W.G. I love the new banner as well. I wish I could do the same but I'm just not that talented! LOL

A wildlife gardener said...

Thanks, Sally. You are very kind to say so. I will come over and tell you how to do it :)

Bimbimbie said...

I love those bearded irises, so vibrant ...... Chelsea pusscat makes a nice addition to your garden *!*

A wildlife gardener said...

I agree, bimbimbie, the irises are so eye-catching. The head(which is on a little spring) of the little cat was gently moving up and down as we passed the stand at Chelsea...so I couldn't resist buying it for the garden.

Sandy said...

Enjoyed getting caught up. Beautiful photos. Sandy

A wildlife gardener said...

Welcome, Sandy, lovely to see you again. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

smilnsigh said...

Thank you much for your comment in my 'Seasons Snapshots.' Saying; "I do love to see those flags out...everyone should be proud of their country."

It's such a nice sentiment to hear. Especially because it doesn't seem *cool* to be thus, anymore. -sigh-

I _never_ say 'My country, right or wrong.' I say... 'I love the country my Grandparents loved enough, to brave hardship, to come to.'

Mari-Nanci

smilnsigh said...

And thank you for your comment in 'Photos-City-Mine' blog. Saying; "Wonderful building...has to be preserved...we'll never build 'em like that again, that's for sure."

Yes, we do so need to preserve our heritage. I am so proud of my city, for continuing to do so. And that's why I love to try to picture so many spots in my city. As a sort of a record of these places. Kept on the Net. For all to see, including my Grandchildren. :-)

Due to people's worries about giving out too much information, on the open Net, I don't name my city. But in private email, I'd be proud to do so. :-)

Mari-Nanci

A wildlife gardener said...

Welcome, smilnsigh. Thank you for revisiting the garden. It's good to be patriotic, as opposed to nationalistic, and 'fly the flag' for one's own area/country, either literally or metaphorically.

Green thumb said...

That was a lovely video dear W.G.
Sound of rain always has an emotional impact, depending on the situation, good or bad. This time I enjoyed your video along with the beautiful pics at Barleycorn.

A wildlife gardener said...

Lovely to see you, Green thumb. It was fun to do...glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for the supportive comments.

kate said...

There's nothing quite like a summer's thunderstorm - I love them... and your new Chelsea cat!

A wildlife gardener said...

Hello, and welcome to you, Kate. These thunderstorms certainly clear the air, don't they? All the resident pussies have ignored the 'new' cat on the block, except Titch, who gives it a wide berth!