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fraoch's Journal December 2009

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Small tree down

31 December 2009 20:18:35
Small tree down

Small tree down

Got out in the garden and did a few bits of tidying up out in the back, pulling up the nasturtiums that had collapsed in the frost etc. Then I went out for a look in the front and discovered that my little tree had come down in the gales last night--it was a small prunus of some sort, maybe an ornamental peach, I've forgotten as it is almost 30 years there. There's a small bit left so I think I'll leave it and see how it gets on. Not sure if I should paint the wound with something? 

Happy New Year everybody!

Back home.

28 December 2009 22:30:58

Happy Christmas everyone!

23 December 2009 12:33:56
Happy Christmas everyone!

Happy Christmas everyone!

Just to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2010. I've really enjoyed all the chat on the site and great photos and advice. I'm off later on to the North to visit family, including 6 year old twins, a 4 year old and a 2 year old( in 2 different families) so I'll be kept busy! Luckily I'm flying not driving. Chat again in the New Year.

Winter solstice

22 December 2009 22:25:35
Solstice at Drumbeg

Solstice at Drumbeg

I found this photo of Drumbeg last year. It wasn't exactly at the solstice but it sort of gives the idea of how the sun sets in the dip between the hills and how the stones are aligned to it.

Late December

22 December 2009 19:55:40

redpoll spotted

21 December 2009 19:42:51

Pink amaryllis

20 December 2009 21:36:57
Pink amaryllis

Pink amaryllis

Just thought I'd put up a photo of it though it's not fully in flower yet, It's really more white with a pink blush but I must say I love it.

No snow just brrr...

20 December 2009 20:09:21

Dec 09

18 December 2009 21:10:59

Outdoor amaryllis

17 December 2009 22:25:33

End of the busy lizzies

16 December 2009 21:44:45

Another brave flower

14 December 2009 21:46:45
Another brave flower

Another brave flower

Even though we had a fine thick white frost today I found this poppy flowering happily in a sunny patch of the garden. I love coming across things like that at this time of year. I got some chrysanthemums cut down--also in a sunny place luckily--and shredded then I had to do a patch job on my plastic green house which had sprung a hole in the roof, maybe caused by a bird landing on it? I really sympathise with all off you who are at work all day and can hardly even look at your gardens let alone do any work in them. (And then have to go socialising at the weekend!)


13 December 2009 21:06:55

Enjoy the get-together!

11 December 2009 20:07:47

Burren orchid

11 December 2009 12:19:20
Burren orchid

Burren orchid

I was just sorting through photos and came across this one of either the bee orchid or the fly orchid , I'm not sure which, that I took in June.

Totally wet day.

05 December 2009 20:30:14

Brave flower

04 December 2009 20:07:34


Spotted this brave little fellow today.Amazing how the least little flower seems wonderful at this time of year.

Potato barrel?

03 December 2009 20:22:52


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