|Monique the hen sailing round the world - with her owner of course.|
Hens are hardy creatures as this video shows, just click on the red above, though apparently she may have some trouble in Canada, passport etc! She is like my three, always inquisitive, exploring and very friendly, you can get very fond of hens, they are not as stupid as you may think.
At the top is Lucy out on her walk, a great source of delight and mischief with her half grin as she brings in yet another shoe or piece of clothing, anything to get herself noticed. LS always loves the way when in the garden she will bring the hand tools instead.
This walk reveals the intricacy of the world around us, the grasses are at their best, making me sneeze. The giant hogweed rears its beautiful but poisonous head, the thistle its needle like cruel leaves. The ugly dock leaves are sporting their flower., the cut leaves of the cranesbill are around with the pale blue of their flowers. Oxeye daisies show a simplicity of shape that is pleasing. These long days are full of vibrant life, dozens of rabbits sit around the buttercup field, a plague on the gardens on the other side of the river. It is almost as if there is a template for their shape and colour, all exactly the same as they grow.
|Wheat turning golden|
|Giant rhubarb - gunnera escaped into the wild?|