Thursday, 7 June 2018

#30DaysWild Day 7- Silent reminiscing

No bird sound tonight with my, later in the evening, garden wander with a camera, little traffic noise either. I love this silent time in the garden almost as much as with full bird sound. It almost feels secretive as you look around, like I shouldn’t be wandering around my own garden. I’m guessing others may understand what I mean :-)

As is my plan for 30 Days Wild this year, I am not planning posts ahead. On queue the photos I’ve captured tonight have tied in with the day. Just how does that happen? I’ve many plants to pick from but each night/morning particular ones draw me in. Here’s my contribution tonight…


Colour of the day was purple, my favourite colour, 3x gift bouquets to be precise.
Checking in on the clematis from yesterday’s post – it’s flowering well :-)


Plant of the day was the Lupin from my Mum’s friend’s garden, bees loved it!
Added this year, above pre Chelsea, I had no idea this was making a come back.


Reminiscing with an old friend, Erysimum linifolium 'Bowles' Mauve' :-)
So nice to see it this evening, so nice to see so many familiar faces today xo


Ha-ha… and just when i thought there was no wildlife in the garden :-)
How I spotted this in lower light I’ve no idea... serious reminiscing here :-)


Wishing you happy reminiscing in your garden, be it silent or noisy! Tonight, the trail camera is pointed towards the hedgehog feeding station entrance (Hedgehog Manor). Will I see diners in the morning? I’d say a mouse for sure, hedgehogs a maybe. I reminisce often about hedgehogs visits in the garden. Here's one of my favs from a hedgehog house my daughter made in High School as an exam project :-)


This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in June 2018.

4 comments:

Lisa Greenbow said...

I have enjoyed your reminiscing. I can't believe it has been so long ago when I watched for those posts of your hedgehogs and the tit chicks to fledge, such fun.
It is odd how one can feel out of place in ones own garden when visiting at unusual hours. It gives us a great appreciation of our surroundings.

Janneke said...

This Lupin has a wonderful colour. And I know what you mean wandering in the garden when the night is falling, the silence and darkness are even a bit scary, but no silence here in these months, lots of frogs are croaking loudly at night.

Sue Garrett said...

I like taking photos in the dark with a flash. The photos are so different.

Shirley said...

Hello everyone, thanks for all your comments they are very much appreciated :-)

Lisa, I know, I can’t believe how time has passed too. No hedgehogs last night, but the mouse did turn up as expected. Saw fledged chicks form another nestbox today – such fun! Yes, absolutely we connect to our gardens in many ways :-)

Janneke, doesn’t it just. I have to say I was worried it was labelled wrongly when the flowers began to open but it is beautiful! Yes, I hear you about the scary feeling too – especially when a tawny owl calls (I didn’t know what it was at first). Frog at night, I do remember that from a holiday in the Caribbean – so many. Oh dear for you every night.

Sue, Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve done that but it is a great mood to capture of the garden. You’ve reminded me to try that again – thanks :-)