Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Gossamer and a Llama in the Larkspur


Weeding got too warm today so we wandered up the hill just beyond our little Garden Brae

Oberon lay down in the meadow in an area flattened by deer

The crazy ultra blue of the larkspur (delphiniums) was almost unnatural

I lay down inside a moss covered crevice under a canopy thick with the gossamer of webs

and lazily watched a spider

When out of the corner of my eye I spied the half of a "Push-Me-Pull-You"!

I jumped up carefully so as not to get a face full of spider webs and disrupt that little insect palace

Lo and behold I hadn't gone bonkers
There it was - a very real Llama coming down the hill

No, it wasn't a double headed pushmi-pullyu with the very British Dr. Dolittle in tow.
Instead, it was a sweet Llama from the Millstream Llama Farm Bed & Breakfast with the very charming British proprietress in tow.

You just never know what's around the corner


Viooltje said...

Blimey! I can honestly say I have never seen such a stunning spiderweb shot before ( and this coming from an arachnophobic individual). It's almost surreal. But then again, all of your blog photography is something to be enjoyed with full attention and delight. Oberon is one lucky snout and he looks it as well.
Cheerio from the waterlogged Mediterranean.


Anonymous said...

I was searching blue merle collies and came across your blog. It is so beautiful - the rough collie and the pictures - that I had to comment.



West Coast Island Gardener said...


Isn't the surreal great. I am big fan of Dali.

Congrats at Croatia's first victory in the Euros. Hope Modrić's achilles tendon heals quickly.

Yes, Oberon is one lucky dog. As I am sure are your garden crew of 2cats and 3dogs

Thanks for dropping by the Garden Brae

West Coast Island Gardener said...

Anon, thanks for taking the time to comment. Blue Merle's are pretty - too pretty to resist taking pictures of them. I think Oberon needs her own blog. Good luck with your search.

Philip Bewley said...

Oberon is so majestic in the larkspur! and the Llama!
I love your site.

West Coast Island Gardener said...

Cheers Phillip

Sounds like a line in a poem "Oberon majestic in the larkspur and the llama"

Inspired lately by nature's garden design - meadows. They are so full of texture, movement and colour. The effect as a whole invites to lay down in its world of more intimate detail and upclose wonder. Evocative of childhood and romance. Seeing a Llama saunter by seemed only natural in this fairy tale meadow land.

Thanks, Phillip, for sauntering by the Garden Brae