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Spring Morning on the Whitecroft "Canal"242 viewsUp early in the morning (unusual for me) to check on the newly arrived Bronze turkeys. I spotted these yellow flowers on the banks of the small Whitecroft "canal." It's spring.
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Magnolias - Whitecroft269 viewsI love magnolias, especially the big white ones you find all over the place in the U.S. south --- "grandaflora" I think they're called. This year the "English" magnolias have been gorgeous. I don't know if this is because of our hot summer in 2003. Whatever the reason, they're beautiful.
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Marjorie and the Black Rocks843 viewsGood Friday morning, 2004. The Black Rocks are always pleased with the kitchen scraps that Marjorie brings them each morning.3 comments
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Pigs in a Line267 viewsGood Friday morning, 2004. The pigs are in a nice chorus line, from left to right: the "original" Kune Kune, the Kune - Gloucester Old Spot cross (how did that happen?), the sinister Iron Age pig (now quite an elderly lady), and the Sinister - GOS cross.
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Bronze Turkey Stag301 viewsGood Friday, 2004
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Bertie209 viewsBertie at Whitecroft, Summer 2003
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Whitecroft - Spring Afternoon294 viewsApril 25, 2004 -- Gorgeous Spring Sunday -- Marjorie and I spent the day reading the papers, etc., out on the lanai. (Actually, I read the papers while Marjorie tossed Kiko's ball.) Kevin mowed the front lawn on Friday afternoon, so took this photograph with the Cone Noses.
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The Canal Path634 viewsA bit overgrown along what I call "the canal path," so this photo doesn't really show the water. We had to put the temporary wire fence in (left of photograph) as the dogs kept going into the water and duck weed. I took this photo to show the garden centre our empty trellis on the right. We've had honeysuckle there (yuck), and roses that haven't grown well. Marjorie wants a purple flower we've seen in our rambling.
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Artichoke and Mint264 viewsWe got lost one day going to Coventry (or somepleace awful) and we found the National Herb Centre. They had the most wonderful, big, silver-green plants that turned out to be artichoke plants. Ours didn't grow anywhere as large, yet. But fresh artichokes from the garden are great. We've surrounded the little artichoke plant with mint. Whitecroft, on a warm Spring day in April, 2004.
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Michaelmas Daisies - Whitecroft Garden227 viewsI'd never even heard of a Michaelmas Daisy until I spotted a road sign in Malvern one day pointing to the National Michaelmas Daisy Collection. We actually paid a visit and discovered that these daisies bloom in the autumn. And, to our surprise, we have Michaelmas daisies in our garden. Here are some just outside our front lounge, blooming in October.
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Winter Morning - Maggot's Croft340 viewsThe field behind our house is called Maggot's Croft (it clearly came with that name --- not something we thought up). It was once an apple orchard, and these old trees are left from those days. Taken by Marjorie on a cold winter morning, December 28 2004.
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Maggot's Croft - Snow Sky248 viewsFebruary 20 2005. The weather folks have been warning us about the snow storm that's coming for the past few days. It seems to always be coming tomorrow. This was taken at about 4:30 PM on Sunday afternoon, and it was cold outside. A snow sky? We'll see.
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