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Saturday, December 29, 2012

This is my garden; end of year;


Hoya carnosa scrambling up a tree, This one is indeginous to this area.


Bromeliad/Vriesia species;

Nature speaks  to anyone but most people do not have the patience to listen. Titania




I love to cook with Aubergines; here called Eggplants; once a week I make Moussaka; it is delicious.



Lagerstroemia, commonly known as crape myrtle is a genus of around 50 species of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs.



If you want a long speech ask a man, if you want action ask a woman. Titania 




Confidence and courage  are gained by experience; Titania




Lagerstroemia in different pinks are great for summer colour. The trunk and branches sport a beautiful colourful bark which comes into its own in winter when the tree is bare from leaves and flowers.


We can not change our memories, but we can accept them as they are. Titania





Dypsis decaryi is a palm tree commonly known as the Triangle palm native to the Madagascan rainforest.



Mangoes;

Age is something that doesn't matter,
 unless you are a cheese.





Bromeliad; Aechmea fasciata; a beautiful addition to any garden; easy and reliable.

Nothing is as fast as time. Titania



View from my garden to the Ecovillage; early morning.





Scots bonnet chillis in the herb garden.They  are used for chilli jam.


Believe it or not: 

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
My favourite Pericles


©Photos/text Ts





Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fragrance, colour and looks;

Apricot roses in my garden;


The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses. 
Ovid 



Treaties, you see, are like girls and roses;
 they last while they last. 
Charles de Gaulle 



Come into my garden,
 my roses will be pleased to see you; Titania



As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round. 
Ben Hogan 



A revolution is not a bed of roses. 
Fidel Castro 




What though youth gave love and roses,
 Age still leaves us friends and wine. 
Thomas More 


“She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her... I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her...” 
― Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ryThe Little Prince



“What a lovely thing a rose is!"

He walked past the couch to the open window and held up the drooping stalk of a moss-rose, looking down at the dainty blend of crimson and green. It was a new phase of his character to me, for I had never before seen him show any keen interest in natural objects. 

"There is nothing in which deduction is so necessary as religion," said he, leaning with his back against the shutters. "It can be built up as an exact science by the reasoner. Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers, our desires, our food, are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. Its smell and its color are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.” 
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Naval Treaty


Roses of today or yesterday or the day before,
 sweet and fragrant; Titania


It is summer when the garden smells of roses
 and the sun streams molten 
gold ;Titania









"THEY ARE NOT LONG"

"They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,
Love and desire and hate:
I think they have no portion in us after
We pass the gate.
They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for awhile, then closes
Within a dream."

By Ernest Dowson (1867-1900).


And tomorrow


a beautiful sunrise...



©Photos/text Ts