Saturday, 13 October 2007

Cornucopia At Barleycorn

Oh, the love
of my Lord
is the essence
of all
that I love
here on earth.
All the beauty
I see
He has given
to me
and His giving
is gentle
as silence.
Every day,
every hour
every moment
has been blessed
by the strength
of His love.
At the turn
of each tide
He is there
at my side,
and His touch
is as gentle
as silence.
There've been times
when I've turned
from His presence,
and I've walked
other paths,
other ways.
But I've called
on His name
in the dark
of my shame,
and His mercy
was gentle
as silence.
E. White


~Becky said...

This post and the photos are outstanding.
I clicked on the bird and she is awesome.
Oh so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

A wildlife gardener said...

Welcome, dear Becky, on this very Autumnal Sunday in mid-October.

She was a young blackbird. that's probably why I managed to get so close to photograph her.

You always say the loveliest things...thank you.

Linda Lunda said...

So beutyfull... I´m so sorry my Englich are´t better....

shirl said...
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shirl said...

Hi again, Wildlife Gardener

What a truly beautiful post :-D

I too have young blackbirds visiting at the moment and hope to get some pics soon too :-)

Layanee said...

I so enjoyed these photos and post. A quiet respite in a busy world! Thanks!

A wildlife gardener said...

Hello, Linda, and welcome once again to our little corner of paradise. Thank you for making a lovely comment. Your English is better than my Swedish, which is non-existent!

A warm welcome, Shirl, to you too. I hope you do get blackbirds because I can then look forward to wonderful photographs...and perhaps, a webcam in their nest next year :)

Thank you for your kind words. After three weeks in China I'm glad to be back home for the wonderful Autumn display.

Gardens are very peaceful, I agree, Layanee. they feed our spirit and soul and take some of life's stress away. Thanks for visiting. You are most welcome.

smilnsigh said...

I'm not sure if you ordered the new Victoria magazine. Or when it would be delivered to you.

But my new Victoria magazine was in my mail box today. And I am thrilled with it! :-)


Helen said...

Beautiful - beautiful - beautiful -
your photos and the words :)

Yolanda Elizabet said...

What a wonderful post; the words and pictures are a purrrrrrrrfect fit. Thanks for sharing this blissful harmony of words and pics!

A wildlife gardener said...

Welcome, smilnsigh, to our little corner of paradise. Your magazine does indeed look full of interest. Thank you for showing it to me.

A warm welocme to you too, Helen. YThank you for your very kind words. I enjoyed sharing the post with you.

I feel very honoured by your praise, Yolanda Elizabet. Thank you very much. I'm positively purring now :)

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What a plethora of beautiful photos, great post!

Sandy said...

Ohhh...great post and that cat!!

I forget how much I like your blog. I guess I got too busy and then somehow screw up my link list when I was changing templates...


smilnsigh said...

Oh, I thought you were one who was awaiting the return of Victoria magazine.

Yes, I have posted about it, before. But maybe you weren't reading my blog back then. :-)

It was a very lovely magazine, for years. Then a new Editor took it in another direction and many of us, became disenchanted. And stop reading it.

Luckily, I happened to notice that once again, it was trying to return to its lovely roots, so to speak. And I began getting it again. But sad to say, in not too long, it discontinued publishing.

Many of us pined for it and treasured our old copies of the original. A few months ago, the announcement came that publishing would resume. And we were thrilled! Many of us subscribed immediately. The first issue is now arriving in our mail boxes.

This link is the web site of Victoria.


Sheila said...

Your garden is lovely as ever. The photos show there is still lots of colour and things growing, flora and fauna.
I read recently that you can tell a male bee from a female by the position of their eyes on their head.
Though that is probably of more importance to other bees than to us..!

Andrea's Garden said...

Loved your post! Thanks for stopping by mine, have been wondering where you were and just discovered you've been visiting China. The pictures of th wheat fields remind me of the rolling hills in Kansas where I have lived for many years. /Andrea

A wildlife gardener said...

Good morning to you, Iowa Gardening Woman, and a warm welcome. Lovely to see you again. thank you for the compliments. I enjoyed sharing it with you.

Lovely to have your company, Sandy. If you like our cats come again, they are often featured in the posts :)

Thank you for taking the time to tell me all the information about the magazine, smilnsigh. You are very kind:)

Now I didn't know that fact, Sheila, and now I shall need to investigate further to find out more about the position of their eyes :)

Ther wheatfields of Kansas brings to mind beautiful landscapes, Andrea, though your garden's a dreamy place to see as well.

RUTH said...

Beautiful photographs and words. Breathtaking in so many ways :o)

Green thumb said...

That was a wonderful piece which could have only been written by a very sensitive and a nice person.
Even The Almighty must have felt flattered with all that adulation:-).

Keith said...

Lovely pics. I particularly like the cats and the asters (last pic). They are my favourite flower, I grow lots of diffent ones. Don't grow cats though!

A wildlife gardener said...

A warm welcome to you, dear Ruth, on this frosty morning at Barleycorn. Thank you so much for the lovely compliments.

Dear Green Thumb, you have made my day! I feel all aglow after such kind words.

I am only the humble gardener, whereas He is omnipotent :)

A warm welcome to you, Keith, to our little corner of paradise. I love the asters too as they are one of the last flowers of the season for us, and speak to me of Autumn.

Naturegirl said...

Beautiful images and words are uplifting!! A wonderful message to all that nature is truly heaven sent with the good Lord's blessing!!We must care for nature all of nature as he cares for us!!
Today I woke up for the first time in 6 weeks without the {{{{{burning}}}}} pain..I do believe
my prayers are answered!! Hugs NG

Mark said...

Great images and sentiment, nature is trully wonderful.

Cheers Mark

A wildlife gardener said...

Welcome, Nature Girl, to our little corner of paradise. I am so glad you are gradually recovering, day by day. I think your prayers are being answered. I hope this little visit helped you smile :)

A warm welcome to you too, Mark. I couldn't agree more. There's nothing to beat nature.

martin said...

How time flys, no more chilled white wine in the garden,now it's time for hot chocolate !.

A wildlife gardener said...

Wine is served between twelve and two, Martin, when the sun's still warm. After that it's definitely hot chocolate...and you're invited with the lovely Wendy :)

Marie said...


A wildlife gardener said...

Good afternoon, Marie, and thank you for stopping by :)

Joy said...

That is so beautiful, the peim and the photographs, thank you for sharing them.

Joy said...

Oh terrible spelling, I meant 'poem' ofcause.

Sally said...

Beautiful W.G. Just beautiful. Is that a new kitty I spy?

A wildlife gardener said...

Good afternoon, Joy, and a warm welcome to our little corner of paradise. Thank you for introducing yourself. Glad you liked the words. They sum up how I feel about living here at Barleycorn.

Welcome to you, dear Sally. We have only one cat of our own now, Monster, whom we've had for ten years. But I continue to feed and look after the three surrogates who choose to live in the barn.

They are Taz, who is full of life; Cookie who is lame and has a mis-aligned jaw, and Titch who is lean and hungry-looking.

They all belong to a neighbour who has a menagerie of cats, dogs, gerbils, ferrets and hens...but lets her cats roam around. She is aware they live in our barn and in and around the garden, and that I look after them.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Thank you so much for the comments on our blog! What a beautiful message and beautiful photographs.

blessings, kari and kijsa

A wildlife gardener said...

How lovely of you both to return , Kari & Kijsa. I'm so glad you liked the post, thank you :)

Catherine said...

So many wonderful wonderful photo's! Just to name a few, I really enjoyed the bird, and frog's, they were all stunning!
Great poetry as well!
Happy weekend!

A wildlife gardener said...

How lovely to see you again, Catherine, here at Barleycorn. the wildlife definitely bring their own special magic to the garden. Thank you for visiting and for your comments :)

Ewa said...

I am new to your blog - just read it and definately I'll be back :)
Pictures are great and the garden is soo lovely in it's 'wilderness'. thank you for sharing.
Reading the opening of profile, I really got interested in the story since 1990. I did not see it among posts. Could you think about making a post about it:)
Also, do you mind if I link your blog?

A wildlife gardener said...

A warm welcome to you, Ewa. Thank you for introducing yourself to our little corner of paradise, and for your valued comments :)

I started the story of how we created a garden for wildlife at the end of November last year.

If you want to read how the garden developed, scroll back up this page till, on the right-hand side in blue print, you find 2006(32).

Click on that and scroll to the bottom of the page to read the story from the beginning.

It would be lovely to link with your blog, thank you :)

Britt-Arnhild said...

Oh, beautiful words and beautiful photos.

A wildlife gardener said...

Thank you so much, Britt-Arnhild :)

Kylee said...

And the people said, "AMEN!"

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