A Garden Contest – Pictures of my Garden

A little while back, I promised some of my blogging buddies that I would upload some recent pictures of my garden. I hope you enjoy the view (s).

Today’s word of the Day is Garden, so I thought I would repost this:



This picture above shows some very moody looking clouds coming my way. You can also see the magnolia in flower, and my efforts to try to re-establish the lawn after my ravenous chickens had rather decimated it.

I think this picture makes a good entry for CalmKate’s challenge, see link below:

Friday Fun – clouds


I was thinking rather carefully

whether I should apply to enter,

a garden contest, locally,

at the community centre.

Would It stand a chance of winning?

would I be laughed at to the exit?

after all the grass is thinning,

I sent my chickens to inspect it.

It would make my worries double,

instead, I’ll sit and think this through,

Rather than take on all that trouble.

My chickens think so too.


I hope you enjoyed my poem, and this journey through my garden.

Happy Sunday 🙂


FOWC with Fandango — Double


Freedom of Expression Tag!

I have been tagged to take part in this challenge by that Guy called Bloke, please check out his post here:

Freedom of Expression Tag!

If you aren’t already aware of his blog, check it out, it’s one of my favourites.

This challenge was created by Richa of iScriblr, here is the link:


This is a new one on me, so that’s one of the things I love about blogging, meeting new people and reading new blogs, that soon become firm favourites.

In her words:



Every Thursday I will pick a topic, post photos or quotes or lyrics or a poem or an article about the “topic” and nominate 3 bloggers, who in turn will post about that SAME topic (in whichever way they want) and nominate 3 bloggers of their own, spreading “FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION” far and wide.
It’s all about you being the BOSS and choosing the best way possible to express and depict your understanding of the theme of the day. Fun, ain’t it?


1 Thank the Selector and do not forget to tag/create a “ping-back!”
2 Attach the tag photo.
3 Post about that topic (in whichever way you want – it could be a photo or a quote or a poem or an article) for the dedicated “Topic of the Day.” No rush!
4 Select 3 bloggers to take part in “FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION” Tag! Let’s spread some positivity around.


Thanks again A Guy Called Bloke for tagging me.

When I think of a View I think of something I want to take a photo of:

So here are a few photo’s I’ve taken (apart from the first one)

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Photo by Terje Sollie on Pexels.com


An Iconic view of Venice, with a Gondola.


A view of my garden with my old pet chickens.


A fantastic view of London from Greenwich. You can see the old buildings in the foreground with the new Canary Wharf area in the distance.


This is a View of Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia taken on a lovely day in March (which in Australia is Autumn).



This is a view of the Highlands of Scotland. In the distance you can see a few waterfalls coming down the side of the snow capped hills.

I hope you liked some of my ‘View’s. I have lots of Points of View, but I choose to keep them to myself, thank you. 😉

My Nominees:

Angela at:


Cyranny’s Cove

The player…


The Wonderful and Wacky World of One Single Mom



I hope you have lots of fun with this one. 🙂