Summer joy of flowers and animals
A beautiful sight
At this time of year when the garden has died down and the leaves fallen it's great to look at our photos of the garden full of flowers and visiting animals.
Visitors all welcome (almost all!)
We have loved to welcome not only our guests to Glebe House but also delighted in the visits from some of the local wildlife.
In May a racing pigeon arrived in the garden and stayed for a week presumably recovering or having a short break from completing its task. It enjoyed being around us and then suddenly disappeared.
We had a hedgehog all summer taking a regular early evening walk through the garden and then in September a very young one got itself stuck in a hole squeeking like a bird to attract attention for help. Once we'd put it back on a scent path, off it went and we wish it well.
The hare came by for short visit. We had seen rabbits before but what a size the hare is!
Our pond was full of tadpoles this year which grew to hundreds of tiny frogs - a bonanza for the blackbird as they swarmed out - to our initial horror. Of course many got away and grew larger, some coming out for a wander on the patio and still we have plenty in the pond keeping the fish company.
Oh the fish which of course means heron! This picture was taken a couple of years ago and since then we cover the pond to discourage them! Our only unwelcome guest to the garden.
With such an beautiful hot summer the colours were amazing. Here's a few examples of the flowers blooming in the garden.
The patio canopy kept us cool and made it look almost mediterranean in the warm evenings.
Just a bit of nostalgia whilst the nights draw in and the cool wind blows!
Have a great winter
Simply the best we experienced in the UK and one of the best in the world we have seen. And we travel for professional reasons. Unbelievable!
A huge thank you for a fantastic BIG 60 birthday week-end. They made it special for us and pulled out all the stops!
Thank you for your warm hospitality and the delicious food!!! We enjoyed your wonderful house which has a warm atmosphere and passion for detail.
What a wonderful experience. Attention to detail from start to finish.