Friday, May 20, 2011

Inside the peat bank

We may be up to our knees in mud and bog water these days, but being literally so close to the Earth affords us some intimate views of the beauty in the land. Shapes and colours we might otherwise miss are brought into delightful focus.

Finding treasure beneath our feet.  What jewels are scattered there if we look down.

Visit Friday's Nature Table @ The Magic Onions and join in the feast.


  1. Wow! Your photos (and thus the mosaics) are soooo beautiful. I love the delicate, wee blossoms and have always had a thing for ferns and moss.
    Jewels indeed. Thank you so much for sharing with us and have a wonderful weekend!
    meggs xx

  2. Gorgeous photos. I love getting up close like that. My husband wondered if you grow blueberries, or anything like that. We purchase peat to plant our blueberries in to get the right level of acidity for the plants.

  3. Lovely pix again. I love the frog, sitting it out, biding his time. No doubt the recent weather on the Isle has suited him!

  4. lovely photos! thanks for sharing them. it's great to see the spring colors.

  5. Beautiful! And I love how they are displayed.

  6. Beautiful photographs and I love seeing how you dig up the peat. I will have to show DH this as he has fond memories of peat fires from growing up in Southern Ireland. Compared to how the ground is here, it's refreshing to see the plants so moist and fertile where you are. We need rain!!!!

  7. Very lovely photographs. You can speed past the moor in a car and miss all of this. I love the bog cotton, and the frog. I knit a sweater from Rowan Organic wool, dyed in horsetail - that'll be your next step!

  8. The UK is such a beautiful place, especially Scotland. What more beautiful nature could you wish to see.
    Much love to you for appreciating it and sharing it with us.

  9. I am a new(ish) follower, just coming out of the woodwork to say hello, and that I will be following you avidly as we prepare to make the leap from town living to small holding in the next six months.

  10. Thank you all.
    Sandrs - we do plan to grow blueberries, in fact I have several still sitting in their pots waiting to go in on the croft. I am waiting on the ditching to be completed,as I don't want them to be harmed by the tractor. I have planted some cranberries too.
    Yeractual - it certainly has been good weather for frogs this week!
    kelly - hello - you have a lovely blog , and it will be nice to follow you on your journey too.
    Pippa - Lots of rain!!
    Christine it might happen one day :)
    Thank you all for your lovely kind comments. xxx


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