Beyond The Garden,..glengarry23.

Discussion in 'Members Gallery' started by glengarry23, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. glengarry23

    glengarry23 Gardener

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2019
    Messages:
    120
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    The Midlands,..Ireland
    Ratings:
    +327
    Beyond the garden can be at most times more interesting than my garden and i tend to wander quite a long way along the river,..sometimes on the river as well,..some images to begin.

    The long walk with the canal on the right and at the end of the road the river,..no cars are allowed on this road unless its a fishing competition.

    IMG_2369.JPG


    DSC_0002.jpg


    6paqk3cqd069.jpg


    dzl1ga1b0zei.jpg


    1letqg5qdh1z.jpg


    j0jkp5cerb52.jpg


    IMG_2381.JPG


    IMG_2387.JPG





    0deolfukyzmy.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 8
    • Victoria

      Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

      Joined:
      Jun 9, 2006
      Messages:
      18,160
      Occupation:
      Lady of Leisure
      Location:
      Portugal
      Ratings:
      +5,834
      Lovely peaceful countryside Philip. Hey, and I see blue skies! :dbgrtmb: :SUNsmile:
       
      • Like Like x 2
      • glengarry23

        glengarry23 Gardener

        Joined:
        Oct 11, 2019
        Messages:
        120
        Gender:
        Male
        Occupation:
        Retired
        Location:
        The Midlands,..Ireland
        Ratings:
        +327
        @Victoria ,..ah yes very quiet around here,..i seldom meet anyone when along the river which is a good thing in some ways as the wildlife are not disturbed and they can be seen in the same spot next day,..blue skies you say,..always welcome alas not today more like the last image i will post today,..that was captured just after seven.

        Astilbe 'False Goats Beard/Meadowsweet',..it has a strong scent to me its like Vanilla'
        dw3vj63le9h5.jpg


        6ehladefqhoa.jpg


        Water Mint 'Mentha aquatica'
        Mentha aquatica..JPG


        IMG_7565.JPG

        Not a very lucky Water Hen below,..she built a nest then the water dropped leaving the nest
        approx 60 cm above the water.
        IMG_3197.JPG

        Then she built a second nest,..but the water rose and flooded it,..eventually she decided to build on the shore though well hidden.


        57l636jknie1.jpg


        e1g2hcsx7vzj.jpg


        enp920l3j7pn.jpg


        ownu4j8cbsvu.jpg


        DSC_0005.jpg


        DSC_0002_2.jpg
         
        • Like Like x 4
        • glengarry23

          glengarry23 Gardener

          Joined:
          Oct 11, 2019
          Messages:
          120
          Gender:
          Male
          Occupation:
          Retired
          Location:
          The Midlands,..Ireland
          Ratings:
          +327
           
          • Like Like x 1
          • Sheal

            Sheal Total Gardener

            Joined:
            Feb 2, 2011
            Messages:
            29,723
            Gender:
            Female
            Location:
            Beauly, Inverness-shire
            Ratings:
            +34,836
            It's a pretty area you live in. :)
             
            • Like Like x 1
            • Friendly Friendly x 1
            • glengarry23

              glengarry23 Gardener

              Joined:
              Oct 11, 2019
              Messages:
              120
              Gender:
              Male
              Occupation:
              Retired
              Location:
              The Midlands,..Ireland
              Ratings:
              +327
              @Sheal ,..thanks Sheal,..i have countryside to the North,..West,..and South of my home all within 5 mins walk,..East means going through a small Town before more countryside,..most times i am able to get into the countryside before meeting up with anyone,..its eight days since i met anyone,..luckily i can exercise my voice by talking to the dog lol,..though i wouldn't have it any other way.
               
              • Friendly Friendly x 1
              • Mike Allen

                Mike Allen Total Gardener

                Joined:
                Jan 4, 2014
                Messages:
                1,426
                Gender:
                Male
                Ratings:
                +2,486
                Thank you my friend for sharing such great photos. What a great and wonderful privilege to have such so close.

                I am not ony interested in gardening but als many aspects of life. Perhaps my other favourite medicine. Today so many folk are being addmitted to hospitals and visiting their GP's wondering what's wrong with them. It's mind blowing just how many have become victims of todays rat-race style of living. Oh! for those days of yester-year, as depicted in old prints etc. The harvest, where despite the hardships of the day, folk all joined in. Nowadays, does anyone actually take a meal break? Today it's mobile phone, laptop, subway and a coke. That is all consumed on the hoof.

                If only folk would. Stop. Stand and stare, and actually take time out to enjoy more of the natural world. Tis' true. I get bouts of moodyness, up's and down's. Then I love toget amongst forest trees. For astart the air is cleaner, so I can breathe easia and relax. Then my thoughts cause me to compare myself to the trees around me.. They are firm but flexible. Am I like that. Perhaps my way of life is firm, but I may not be so flexible. I need to relax and consider alternatives. Truly there ios so much out there for us. So take a venture outside the garden gate.
                 
                • Like Like x 1
                • Friendly Friendly x 1
                • glengarry23

                  glengarry23 Gardener

                  Joined:
                  Oct 11, 2019
                  Messages:
                  120
                  Gender:
                  Male
                  Occupation:
                  Retired
                  Location:
                  The Midlands,..Ireland
                  Ratings:
                  +327
                  @Mike Allen ,..thank you Mike,..i have lived here for about 25 years,..did a lot of globe trotting starting with Belgian Congo in the 1960's then Cyprus,..Lebanon and Palestine in the 1970's,..then itchy feet had me wandering through 24 Countries until i realized what i was looking for was right under my nose,..where you see in the images posted.

                  Its a quiet life and very relaxing and enjoyable,..now and then i go to Town as they say and mix quite well,.. but i would prefer the outdoors it can be quite an adventure.

                  You might like the video below.
                   
                  • Like Like x 3
                  • Agree Agree x 1
                  • Victoria

                    Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

                    Joined:
                    Jun 9, 2006
                    Messages:
                    18,160
                    Occupation:
                    Lady of Leisure
                    Location:
                    Portugal
                    Ratings:
                    +5,834
                    Lovely photos again Philip. And what is the name of your walking companion?

                    I live in the country 'no campo' amidst primarily orange groves and the peace is wonderful. I never have nor could live in a city.

                     
                    • Friendly Friendly x 1
                    • glengarry23

                      glengarry23 Gardener

                      Joined:
                      Oct 11, 2019
                      Messages:
                      120
                      Gender:
                      Male
                      Occupation:
                      Retired
                      Location:
                      The Midlands,..Ireland
                      Ratings:
                      +327
                      tzrqcw4vuy5a.jpg @Victoria ,..living in the countryside it becomes like an extension to ones own garden,..like you its the place for me,..i can get a train to the East Coast or the West Coast from here and be there in an hour or two,..ah i am always fascinated in Orange Groves and Vineyards they are unlike Orchards we have,..its the tropical feeling though Grapes are grown in England its not the same feeling.

                      Ah my walking companion is 'Foxy Molly' a Terrier,..its her that forces me out on days i am feeling lazy,..i can let her off the lead in the wide open spaces,..she loves to run,..she is 5 years old and came from a rescue kennels,..her previous owner developed Asthma and also had an allergy to dog hair and so Foxy Molly had to be put outside,..eventually as she wouldn't settle outside she was put up for re homing,..on the day i went to collect her she had being attacked in the Kennels by a bigger dog and was in a very bad state they were reluctant to let me have her pointing out there would be big Vet bills,..i insisted on taking her as she would heal quicker in my home as compared to being around so many other dogs,..though there was something else,..i had my dog of 13 years put to sleep the previous week,..her name was also Molly,..i had to get her,..so a void was filled quickly as well.

                      Foxy Molly.
                      0bjm2ea4czc4.jpg


                      0qldcaymlugn.jpg


                      3bk81f3d7sox.jpg


                      al0ke9wq52s5.jpg


                      dj79x6ek2fkj.jpg


                      jdgpg78g122j.jpg


                      mqim6u4xiyi0.jpg


                      prelhrsol6we.jpg


                      t38luuz10nes.jpg
                       
                      • Like Like x 3
                      • Victoria

                        Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

                        Joined:
                        Jun 9, 2006
                        Messages:
                        18,160
                        Occupation:
                        Lady of Leisure
                        Location:
                        Portugal
                        Ratings:
                        +5,834
                        Foxy Molly is lovely and lucky you came to her rescue ... there was a reason you were put together. RIP Molly.
                         
                        • Agree Agree x 1
                        • Victoria

                          Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

                          Joined:
                          Jun 9, 2006
                          Messages:
                          18,160
                          Occupation:
                          Lady of Leisure
                          Location:
                          Portugal
                          Ratings:
                          +5,834
                          Not hijacking your thread, but here are the orange orchards around me ...

                          Toward Calvos.JPG


                          Toward Algoz.JPG
                           
                          • Like Like x 3
                          • glengarry23

                            glengarry23 Gardener

                            Joined:
                            Oct 11, 2019
                            Messages:
                            120
                            Gender:
                            Male
                            Occupation:
                            Retired
                            Location:
                            The Midlands,..Ireland
                            Ratings:
                            +327
                            @Victoria ,..we were both lucky,..she is very happy and i have someone to take me for a walk.

                            Molly the Springer,..having webbed feet she would remain in the water all day if allowed.



                             
                            • Like Like x 1
                            • glengarry23

                              glengarry23 Gardener

                              Joined:
                              Oct 11, 2019
                              Messages:
                              120
                              Gender:
                              Male
                              Occupation:
                              Retired
                              Location:
                              The Midlands,..Ireland
                              Ratings:
                              +327
                              @Victoria ,..oh you have a great view,..right above the orange grove,..there must be a scent of oranges? though you are probably so used to it you don't notice,..i can imagine the air there just now,..envy envy lol.

                              Philip
                               
                              • Agree Agree x 1
                              • Mike Allen

                                Mike Allen Total Gardener

                                Joined:
                                Jan 4, 2014
                                Messages:
                                1,426
                                Gender:
                                Male
                                Ratings:
                                +2,486
                                Philip. Many thanks. What is the name of the piece of music in your video, please.
                                 
                                • Like Like x 1
                                Loading...

                                Share This Page

                                1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
                                  By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
                                  Dismiss Notice