Friday 13 May 2016

Blue Gardens, Red Gardens

My evening walk was cancelled tonight, on grounds of the utter horribleness of the weather; greyer than grey and a cold North wind blowing every butterfly, bird and bee out of sky into far more sensible, cosy places.

Me I had my beloved "Top of the Pops" 1981 repeat to watch as well; Depeche Mode in armpit waisted baggy trousers, Adam Ant dancing with the divine Diana Dors, and an out of time Slade trying desperately to adjust to the era of "The New Wave of British Heavy Metal". Not even a thousand swifts screeching outside would drag me away from that.

I'm trying once again to 1) declutter and 2) eat properly. Several more bags of old clothes have gone to he great wardrobe in the sky, but the remainder seem to have expanded to fill the space liberated by their demise and I have no more pairs of cargo pants to sling out. All the Converse Lo-Tops with holes in the sole have gone too, yet there is still no room in my "shoe zone", which admittedly is hardly the size of Imelda Marcos'.

Just give me a flamethrower.

As for the food, I'm spending way more than I should on snacking rubbish. This will stop!

All my walking around, I notice there are two types of gardens; blue gardens and red gardens. Blue gardens tend to be the wilder ones, filled with forget-me-not and bluebell growing hither-thither, while the red ones are more cultivated, more regulated, yet still attractive to bees and butterflies.

Of course, I prefer the blue ones. But the red ones are nice too.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 13.05.16

The blue garden across the road

The red sconce shaped garden, at The Sconce Park


  1. Love these shots Si, very pretty. I love Adam Ant - thanks to my parents introducing me to that scene whenever I hear them I always feel instantly cheery. It's getting breezier here now for us too - but still nice and sunny, so hoping for a good weekend! - Tasha

  2. beautiful flowers - I tend to prefer wilder gardens too.

  3. Lovely flower photos - much prefer the Blue Gardens :) Some great photos of flowers in the churchyard in your last post. Have a good weekend.

  4. I love seeing how the flowers change throughout spring and summer - all the yellows, then the blues, and then the hotter colours come into their own. Smashing photos, Simon.

  5. Thank you very much, planning where to head on my days off next week!

  6. I am definitely in the blue camp - I adore bluebells and forget me nots - and my blue irises are coming into bud.

  7. Thanks for the kind words on my last post Si! - Tasha

  8. Lovely photo's ... I think it's blue for me too!

    All the best Jan

  9. Thank seems more natural somehow!