Friday, November 06, 2009

10 Minutes

I have just read on Kai's blog Enjoy the Ride Today that you should get at least 10 minutes sunshine a day. Well I am afraid there is not much hope of sunshine here but never-the-less I grabbed my camera and stuck my nose outside - drizzle - so going back indoors and grabbing my coat and putting on shoes - didn't want to get my slippers soaking now did I? - I went out again.

I am very lucky as my back gate opens out into a lane and there is always something to photograph.


I noticed that one of my neighbours had a passiflora still in flower and with fruit on. The fruit is obviously tasty to some animal or bird because there was only the outer shell left of it.


Just a bit further down the lane, as I was trying to capture on camera the sparrows who were twittering and flittering between the hedgerows, I saw this little fellow eyeing me and posing as if to say I am much better camera fodder than those noisy pesky birds. Well who could refuse to take his portrait? certainly not me.


Isn't it marvellous how plants move, now you would think that rooted in one spot that they didn't and couldn't move, but they most certainly do.In the garden of my previous property I had raspberries - I hadn't planted them, and neither had the owner before me - no they had wandered into my garden from next door.
Today in the lane I found a bamboo shoot standing about 6ft tall, it had not only come out of the garden the other side of the fence but must have pole vaulted using itself as the pole

6 comments:

Enjoy the Ride said...

Hello! And thanks for mentioning my 10 minutes on your blog! I love your site design and the photos you took during your 10 minutes are just wonderful. And I love your note about how plants move, all by themselves... or sometimes with a little help of that fuzzy friend you photographed! I'll be back to visit again. Great photos!

Deb said...

love your photos! you have a lovely place to take a walk...

Lynne aka retired nana said...

mARY ALL YOUR BLOGGING IS GREAT, YOU REALLY LOOK AROUND AT WHAT WE CAN SEE!!
LOVELY PHOTOS AND SORRY ABOUT CAPS !!

AlliR said...

You always get so many different photos when you walk down your lane Mary, love todays :-)

Lauren said...

LOvely photos.

Kathy M said...

Good for you for braving the weather and getting out and taking pictures. I didn't do it.

A place for me to put the pictures of layouts I have done that I am pleased with, to put in the poems I write and to add snippets of things that have caught my eye