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The brighter side of life ..?

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When your heart is heavy and the world seems truly mean ,
Step into your garden and look for things unseen,
Your spirits lift as leaves they shift ..exposing little treasures ,
What price such things as joy they bring – full of simple pleasures.

Be your garden manicured or sadly much neglected ,
Step outside and look around – no need to feel dejected,
As autumns lips kiss frost on hips ..lawns twinkle in the dew ,
Berries ripen just in time on hawthorn , rowan , yew.

When nature places trust in you ..its not hard to understand,
A sense of true belonging when felt on outstretched hand ,
To show no fear of man so near ..tis worth its weight in gold ,
A garden that is sanctuary with secrets that unfold.

We never really own our plots ..just have them on timeshare,
No matter what we do in them its nice to show we care,
To whinge and gripe ..condemn and snipe really not my style ,
A grumpy tyke without a doubt but rather raise a smile .

Wherever gardening takes you down lifes long and twisting roads ,
Mine wouldnt be the same without the frogs and toads ,
Of course I m daft .. I ve hoped you ve laughed ,you may think I m off kilter ,
You may be right , respect your choice – please click me with your filter.

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Lovely blog BB.
Super photos to match the text. :o)

8 Nov, 2009

 

This is a wonderful blog Bb and you've made me both smile and laugh with your pictures and words. Wonderful pictures and beautiful verse - thank you. :o)))))) I'm going back for another look now!

8 Nov, 2009

 

thanks for the lovely blog

8 Nov, 2009

 

Fantastic BB!Well done~ love the rhyme!

8 Nov, 2009

 

brilliant blog, love all your garden friends so much, a garden isnt a garden without our little visitors is it jane/ray :o)) really cheered me up

8 Nov, 2009

 

What a wonderful blog. The words say it all and the pictures are beautiful. This is what Goy is all about. Thankyou Ray and Jane x

8 Nov, 2009

 

Gorgeous photo's BB and lovely words :)

8 Nov, 2009

 

Heart-warming, BB.

8 Nov, 2009

 

Bb this is a smashing blog,the photographs are excellent and the rhyme has certainly brought forth a great big chuckle, I`m always pleased to see a blog from you, I`m afraid I suffer from envy tho.everytime you show all that wildlife.... You have such a way with words.lol..... ps Forgot to say thanks.........

8 Nov, 2009

 

What a wonderful blog it has made me smile and I have nominated it for a wildlife GoYpedia, I am in awe at your talents as a photographer of wildlife and a poet, brilliant Ray, absolutely brilliant. Anyone who has chosen to filter out these type of blogs/photo's are missing out on a great deal.

8 Nov, 2009

 

Wonderful pictures you expressed exactly what I have always thought as the saying goes in an English country garden the garden of England one big garden, where humans and little critters can share and help one another out very apt blog, I enjoyed it and love the poetry that matches. You certainly put a smile on my face. :o)))))

8 Nov, 2009

 

What a lovely blog and the usual great Bb pictures !

8 Nov, 2009

 

Thank you so much for kind comments some of photos used before so even recycling ..how green is that !

If it raised a smile .. then all the thanks I need . x

8 Nov, 2009

amy
Amy
 

BB thankyou for sharing such wonderful photo's and words with us ,, they are a real delight , I absolutely love that little Robin, so trusting ....... and , well every bit of the blog ... Brilliant ...... :o)

8 Nov, 2009

 

Very green saves on electric charging you camera,uploading saves the planet and electric bill.

8 Nov, 2009

 

Thank you for this lovely poem and pics blog Bb...

8 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks Amy ..I do have plants too honest ..some not very inspiring like nettles ivy woundwort moss etc but we had bee colony here this year which was great .

Well Morgana feel reel smug having saved all that .. thank you .

Thanks AA.

8 Nov, 2009

 

Your welcome Bonkersbon :o))) you have carved your carbon footprint.

8 Nov, 2009

 

Fantastic blog and, as usual, beautiful photos. Grumpy Tyke or not you made me smile. :o)))))))
Thank you.

8 Nov, 2009

mad
Mad
 

A wonderful blog Bb. Lovely photos and very good verse. Is it your own?
The wildlife photos are really great, equal to any professional ones. It is all the things that our gardens are all about.

8 Nov, 2009

 

Thankyou Mad...all my own work.Only one daft enough to write it ! Lol

8 Nov, 2009

 

Such modesty.......

8 Nov, 2009

 

Thank you, Bb, and Jane as well! I haven't filtered you - how could I, with such fantastic and moving blogs to read and admire? Daft? Never! :-)))))

8 Nov, 2009

 

your blog made me smile BB and i had a lump in my throat at your Robin in hand Pic, Isnt nature Wonderfull (sigh) Great Blog and Poem..

8 Nov, 2009

 

Well done BB...smashing blog. Hear hear Bobg.

8 Nov, 2009

 

Thankyou for your kind comments Spritz,Fluff and Bobg.
Ydd..........glad to make you smile. x

8 Nov, 2009

 

Brill blog as always and photos:o))

8 Nov, 2009

 

Brilliant BB, I am sitting here with a big smile of my face and now I am going to read it again :)

8 Nov, 2009

 

fantastic bb. smashing photos and poetry too.

8 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks Clarice Gee and Seaburngirl.Glad you enjoyed it.x

8 Nov, 2009

 

That was FAB! Lovely photos and inspiring words!
;-)

8 Nov, 2009

 

Fantastic, Bb!!!! - as always! :-D

8 Nov, 2009

 

David! WHO is that?

8 Nov, 2009

 

Well BB I have had tears and smiles reading your blog , wonderful photos and your poetic discriptions just Perfect! it just had to be a favourite!

8 Nov, 2009

 

Lovely, and good photos too :o)

8 Nov, 2009

 

Fantastic. I wish I could add this to my favourites. I'm definitely going to copy it and save it somewhere.

9 Nov, 2009

 

I've enjoyed reading your blog bb, you are very talented as well as caring. So many people aren't aware of all the wonders around them. To earn the trust of someone is an achievement but to gain the trust of a wild creature is special indeed.

9 Nov, 2009

 

Fantastic photos BB as always. Very thought provoking blog.

9 Nov, 2009

 

Beautiful blog BB. To be able to take great photos and then add such a verse is a true gift :~)))))))

9 Nov, 2009

 

Brilliant poem and photos you are very clever that robin and the doves also the frogs are smashing Thanks very much for cheering me up on a dull november day.

9 Nov, 2009

 

Like BobG, I've also nominated this for GoYpaedia Wildlife...it's wonderful and exactly in the true spirit of GoY.
xxx

9 Nov, 2009

 

Love it.. BB...........brightened up my day...... : O )

9 Nov, 2009

 

Perfect..the wildlife gives so much pleasure in our gardens..Thanks BB and Jane

9 Nov, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Ah, what can I say that has not already been said? Lovely - really enjoyed it. Thank you Ray and Jane :-)

9 Nov, 2009

 

BB..you never fail to make me smile..xxx's - n- hugs and it deserves as well a shin rub and pur-r-r-r-r-r ..~Cat

9 Nov, 2009

 

Your very poetic Ray, beautiful blog and photos, as ever.
The pic of the robin is just, well, perfect.

9 Nov, 2009

 

I have looked at your photo's twice already,and the words of your poem says it all.I am just getting used to GOY,and must say,it does what it says
Addicted already.

9 Nov, 2009

 

Loved your blog BB, beautiful pictures and sentiments too! It made me remember just how lovely a UK country garden can be.
Thanks again.
Chris xx

9 Nov, 2009

 

Thank you again for the lovely comments ..obviously lucky to have such surroundings we had the most lovely journey across the moors today with every type of weather well almost ..it didnt snow .

Frost fog rain hail ..then sun ! Visited Staithes a little gem ...

9 Nov, 2009

 

Fantastic!! I loved the poem AND the pics!

9 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks Mp ..thought of you today as we drove past Whitby abbey hubby wasnt in though ..or more likely out for the count ..

9 Nov, 2009

 

Lol! If it was daylight, he must've been!!

9 Nov, 2009

 

Not going back now to check thats for sure ..according to a film on later tonight we have werewolves here too ..lol

9 Nov, 2009

 

What's the film Ray? Not The American Werewolf in London, surely,

9 Nov, 2009

 

Yes Dawn ! 11pm C5 hope Toto sees it as he s been in the pub ..thought he looked strangely familiar ...

9 Nov, 2009

 

I cant believe it Ray. We were only talking about this last week when Toto was on the Moors.
So do I need to look out for Toto in the Slaughtered Lamb?

9 Nov, 2009

 

Lol!! Its not a full moon tonight, you're relatively safe!!!

9 Nov, 2009

 

Aye Dawn esp if he smiles at you what a coincidence ..does that keep bats in too Mp ?

9 Nov, 2009

 

Bonkers....What a brilliant blog...Your little peoms always make me smile and your photos are always wonderful...........I for one hope you never get clicked with a filter............

9 Nov, 2009

 

Theyre still firmly in my belfry, Ray!!

9 Nov, 2009

 

Aw Milky thats sweet of you ..you say that now but you know what I m like when get together with Toto as for filtering I believe it to be pretty painless bet if you could wire me up to something you d consider it ... x

Thats good to hear Mp ..erm I think , mine permanently roost there.

9 Nov, 2009

 

Lol! Mine too!

9 Nov, 2009

 

What a beautiful blog BB....have read it through a couple of times already.
It really is enchanting - as well as amusing...indeed very much in the spirit of GOY.
Tremendously apt pics as well
Cx

9 Nov, 2009

 

Bb i`ve just been reading your poem again, I`m a bit sad at the moment because of my Mum and it has given me a big boost, thanks, you`ll never catch me using a filter......

10 Nov, 2009

 

Sorry to hear that Lincslass ..you always welcome here as many enjoy your input ..hope mum Ok ..me neither re filter too much good stuff to miss eh x

10 Nov, 2009

 

Will you stop using this new F-word, please??? :~))
I wouldn't have missed this blog for the world!!

10 Nov, 2009

 

Ok Ok ..sorry promise no F words -rom me -orgive me must be o-- now x

10 Nov, 2009

 

Ha ha!! It's only THAT F-word you're not allowed to use!!
Sweet dreams!!

10 Nov, 2009

 

LMAO !! ;~)))

10 Nov, 2009

 

Me too!

10 Nov, 2009

 

Sue this is a nice blog...thanks for letting me know to come here!

Nice piece BB, nice pics too

=^..^=

10 Nov, 2009

 

No probs HW. I think that BB's blogs are worthy of worldwide recognition. (Bet that made you blush Ray ... lol !!)

10 Nov, 2009

 

Anyone who loves gardening and wildlife would have enjoyed your blog,very touching :~))

10 Nov, 2009

 

To me this blog says it all, what wonderful words and pics,thanks for a spirit lifter.

10 Nov, 2009

 

Excellent verse and lovely pics. I didn't filter you!!!!!

10 Nov, 2009

 

Such a gardening Laureate! Excellent Ray.

10 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks for kind comments ..yours far too much Sue x as someone who often gets asked what planet I m from do you think Earth is ready for me ?

Kinda like it on planet bonkers in a world of my own ...

Ah Paul ..you mentioned the F word ! promised Mp now I m really going to get in the neck from Bride of Dracula ....

10 Nov, 2009

 

LMAO !!! ;~)))

10 Nov, 2009

 

Did you know that she really does drink pints of 'Blood' ??? :~)

10 Nov, 2009

 

Bl***dy brilliant blog,bonkers!

10 Nov, 2009

 

Lol....she doesn't....does she???? ;)

What a great poem, and wonderful pics BB....thank you so much xx

10 Nov, 2009

 

Oh yes Di !!!! When she's herself, let alone when she Dracula's bride !!! lol :~))

10 Nov, 2009

 

Really....??? Tell me more...lol :))

10 Nov, 2009

 

Well .......... don't really know whether or not that would be polite. Perhaps I might have to make you wait until the lady herself puts in an appearance ??? ;~o))) LOL !

10 Nov, 2009

 

Uh, huh? Well, the evidence is in the Avatar, Di!! LMAO!!!
Ray! NO F Word!!

10 Nov, 2009

 

Em, Sue...............Who you calling a lady?? Lol!

10 Nov, 2009

 

Love it ,love it,love it, well,done BB always entertaining and such delightful pictures.

10 Nov, 2009

 

Well ....... I was being polite !! LOL ;~))

10 Nov, 2009

 

Lol!! I'm still laughing about poor Fudge!! Hee hee!

10 Nov, 2009

 

STOP IT !!!!!!!

10 Nov, 2009

 

Can't!! I'm going to have to do a washing!!

10 Nov, 2009

 

But yours is on the same floor !!!!!!! L O L !

11 Nov, 2009

 

And my back's out!!

11 Nov, 2009

 

Nice one son. Nice one.

11 Nov, 2009

 

being of the country and loving nature,and poemes about both, I realy enjoyed your's, it's nice to be able to see things through eyes like yours, thank you.

12 Nov, 2009

 

What a talented fellow you are: Gardening, photography and poetry. Great blog!

12 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks for all your lovely comments.Nice to raise a smile........

Madperth and Sue....LOL !

12 Nov, 2009

 

You heard about Fudge last night BB !! lol How's the leg ??? LMAO !! ;~))

12 Nov, 2009

 

Still a member of the Ministry of Silly Walks, Ray?? Hee hee!

12 Nov, 2009

 

He he Sue some great tails there ..great anecdotes had to have a breather phew .. it began to hurt ..

Aye Mp should have called him limpet ..?

12 Nov, 2009

 

OMG!! FOFLMAO!!!
Now I'm gonna have to take a study break!! I'm in pain with laughing, but I'm sure writing my presentation will put a stop to that!! Be back in a while!!

12 Nov, 2009

 

It's SO good to have a laugh innit :~)))

12 Nov, 2009

 

Its essential!If you dont laugh,you cry!!
I'm getting nowhere with this thing!! But I'll go back to it soon, honest! Maybe?

13 Nov, 2009

 

Lovely blog Bb, what is the cute little mousy creature?

13 Nov, 2009

 

it has all been said but I could not let it pass without saying thank you so much.

13 Nov, 2009

 

That really is very ,very good Bb ......absolutely brilliant!

13 Nov, 2009

 

Thank you for kind comments ..glad you enjoyed it.

The little mousey is a baby bank vole ,Bornagain..

13 Nov, 2009

 

How lucky you are to see these:-)

13 Nov, 2009

 

Brilliant blog

14 Nov, 2009

 

Yes it is brilliant, trouble is, I keep humming the 'Monty Python song, you know....
Always look on the bright side of life ect.

15 Nov, 2009

 

Der d.... der d, der d, der d !! ;~))

15 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks all....sorry Heron but it is a good song to sing isnt it !

15 Nov, 2009

 

That's what I was doing BB .... in case you wondered what the nonsense was !! lol ;~))

15 Nov, 2009

 

Me wonder about nonsense Sue ? Thought never crossed my mind ..I live on it ..

....if life seems pretty rotten - theres one thing you ve forgotten ,
And thats to laugh and smile and dance and sing ,
When youre feeling in the dumps dont be silly chumps ,
Just purse your lips and whistle - thats the thing ,

And ..

16 Nov, 2009

 

Always look on the bright side of life ..... Der d, der d, der d. der d !! :~))))))

16 Nov, 2009

 

Ah wonderful .. he he well better tuck the Norwegian blue up for the night and with all these trees down be singing the Lumberjack song too ..now where did I put those high heels ..night night Sue x

16 Nov, 2009

 

Don't forget the ladies' stockings !! Sleep tight BB :~) x

16 Nov, 2009

 

The mind boggles!
There was I studying away, & we've ended up in the Life of Brian!!
The Lumberjack Song????????? Ray, I really do wonder! LOL!

17 Nov, 2009

 

Think Python Marie ...... Lol ;~))

17 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks Sue ..difficult to explain myself in this outfit ..

17 Nov, 2009

 

Loosen the suspenders and the bra a bit BB .. that should help !!! LOL ;~)))

17 Nov, 2009

 

Oh what a night sat here dressed like that ..so glad goy not on webcam he he
Sandra thinks she can get Will Young on her new sofa ..mm we ll see ..

17 Nov, 2009

 

LOL !! Either you're doing a TT on me or you're watching something on telly !! ;~))

17 Nov, 2009

 

GODDDDIIITTTTTT !!!!! FOFLMAO !!!!! :~)))

17 Nov, 2009

 

Sorry Sue ..I m a man cant watch Tv and chat here ..thats multitasking isnt it ?

17 Nov, 2009

 

The way your mind works, anything's possible !! Anyway, adjust your sussies, the Young 'un might be round !! LOL ;~))

17 Nov, 2009

 

He he only I could take that as a compliment ..young uns ? none here now ..busy with his own ..can just see it now this is grandad dressing up for Christmas ..could scar them for life ..lol

17 Nov, 2009

 

LOL !!! But under such circumstances .... you must always, always, ALWAYS

Look on the bright side of life ..... d der. d der, d der, d der !!!! ;~))))

17 Nov, 2009

 

Ah Sue .. I do can just hear little grandson ask why grandad living in the woods dressed like that ..makes me proud to be British .

17 Nov, 2009

 

Up and at 'em lad, up and at 'em !!! ;~)))))

17 Nov, 2009

 

Aw well time to go Sue so best say goodnight ..its close to witching hour and can feel Morgana making a brew.

17 Nov, 2009

 

Yes, know what you mean ! ;~) Check your in box before bye bye's.
Goodnight and God bless to you both :~))

18 Nov, 2009

 

Will Young on the sofa???
You're totally confusing me now!!

18 Nov, 2009

 

LMAO!! I understand now!! Hee hee! Yes, Ray, it WAS TMI!! Hee hee!
Sue, I did get the Python link!! I know I'm tired & thick, but I'm not THAT bad!!

18 Nov, 2009

 

Rrrrrrrrrrr yes i remember it Now :) Thanx Jane My Memory just isnt what it used to be :( XXXXX

9 Dec, 2009

 

Mine neither Jacque.Often go into a room and then stand for ages wondering what it was I wanted ! Lol

9 Dec, 2009

 

U stand & wait !! i go off 4 a while then go back or id be standing there all nite trying 2 remember lol :)

9 Dec, 2009

 

Trouble is if I go off I cant remember which room I came out of LOL...let alone why I went in there !! LOL

9 Dec, 2009

 

LMAO :) im not that bad yet Jane/Ray but when it does happen My 2 Teenagers have a good giggle @ me saying here we go the guessing game again lol :)

9 Dec, 2009

 

LOL !

9 Dec, 2009

 

:D The Joys of Getting Old with Teenagers around :)

9 Dec, 2009

 

They take no prisoners Jacque !! :o)

9 Dec, 2009

 

Thats a Shame lol :) My Son offten tells me im going in a Home so he can have Raves lol :)

9 Dec, 2009

 

A Home Jacque? Makes me shudder to think of it ......

9 Dec, 2009

 

LOL :)

9 Dec, 2009

 

Lol, I went on holiday 2 years ago with my dad ( & some more of the family) and after a week of being woken at 6am every day & asked if I wanted to go fishing, I told him that if my stepmum's not around when he needs full-time care, HE'S going in a home! He just laughed at me! :~))

10 Dec, 2009

 

Oh Mp reminds me of the time took my mother home to Ireland as in early stages of Alzheimers and talked incessantly about it having forgotten she d been living in England for years.

Despite the seriousness of her condition we laughed all over Ireland - its not gardening related but so funny I treasure those memories before the illness progressed.

10 Dec, 2009

 

I think you HAVE to find 'light' moments, or it makes it so hard to cope with!
I used to work in an OFH, & one lady had an invisible child 'living' in her room, & I had to get 'her' ready for school every morning! It cracked me up one morning when M (the lady) complained that 'the bairn' was misbehaving, & I told her off! M then asked me why I was scolding a chair, when the bairn was under the bed! :~))

10 Dec, 2009

 

Awwwwwwwwwww Bless U Mad/Jane/Ray :) My Son tells me im going in 1 cos i play him up so much & he says it in Fun :)xxx

10 Dec, 2009

 

I have to be honest, I couldnt stand to live with my dad! I love him totally, but I think I'd last a day, & I'd lose it!
He's where I get my insanity from!! ;~))

10 Dec, 2009

 

:) Insanitys Great Mad lol ;)

10 Dec, 2009

 

:~))

11 Dec, 2009

 

Are there any 'Blue Parrots' still about ... ??? Was it Martha ... ??? ;~))) lol ! xx

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