Handicraft, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

The theme for this Weekly Photo Challenge is CREATE: "The best part about creating something is being in the moment, relishing the creativity you’re experiencing, and letting your actions guide you to an end goal. Then you can step back and admire your work!" I have created many things in my life.  The most important… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

Garden blogging, Garden visiting

The Grass is as High as an Elephant’s Eye… Nearly

There is something special about having an interesting, and different, garden near enough to be able to visit it regularly.   Sussex Prairie Garden is certainly different and interesting.   I have written a couple of posts about this garden, mainly because of its development throughout the year.  It never looks the same from one visit to… Continue reading The Grass is as High as an Elephant’s Eye… Nearly

Garden blogging, Garden visiting

Great Maytham Hall, Rolvenden, Kent : A Secret Garden

Two months ago, I re-read  ‘The Secret Garden’ written by Frances Hodgson Burnett.   At the same time I did a spot of research into the writer, and discovered that Great Maytham Hall was the inspiration for her famous book and that the gardens were open to the public through the National Garden Scheme on 20 and… Continue reading Great Maytham Hall, Rolvenden, Kent : A Secret Garden

Garden, Garden blogging, Garden visiting, National Trust Gardens

The Glory of the Garden: Bateman’s, Nr Burwash, East Sussex

This wonderful poem was written by Rudyard Kipling. Today I visited Bateman's, a National Trust property, in Burwash, East Sussex. This was the home of Rudyard Kipling from 1902 until his death in 1936. Along with a number of famous poems and books, he also wrote the poem "The Glory of the Garden". I felt… Continue reading The Glory of the Garden: Bateman’s, Nr Burwash, East Sussex