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Dawn Knox – A rearranger of words into something hopefully meaningful…

Spring at RHS Hyde Hall, Essex

Reg on some garden ornaments

Reg on some garden ornaments

Reg’s Dlog (Well, what else would you call a dog’s blog?)

Last week, the Old ‘Uns took me to RHS Hyde Hall, Rettendon, Essex. The sky was blue, the daffodils were out and all was perfect until the Old Girl realised she’d lost her lens cap. We never found it but we did find some splendid scarecrows and one was even scary.

Reg on a Minion scarecrow

Reg on a Minion scarecrow

Off to bed

Off to bed

Benign and friendly scarecrow

Benign and friendly scarecrow

No joke! A scary scarecrow

No joke! A scary scarecrow

The Old Girl is a bit afraid of bees. Don’t get me wrong, she likes them, but she just doesn’t like to be up close and personal. She wanted to get a photo of one who was busy on the flowers but she was reluctant to get too near.
‘What’s the worst that could happen?’ I asked her.

Busy bee

Busy bee

Apparently, it was losing her lens cap. I think it dropped out of her pocket when she bent down to get that shot.

Although it could have been when I was investigating these daffodils that looked like they’d had a shock. Perhaps they’d seen the scarecrow.

'Shocked' daffodils and Reg

‘Shocked’ daffodils and Reg

Or indeed, it could have been when she took this one. She’s only small but she had to get down low for this one.

Daffodils

Daffodils

And while I’m on the subject of daffodils, if you want a book about one particular daffodil, how about DAFFODIL AND THE THIN PLACE? You can get it as an ebook from the Muse it Up Publishing site here and it’s available from other ebook retailers. You can also get it in paperback format from Amazon, here.

If, however, you want to grow daffodils, you probably don’t want DAFFODIL AND THE THIN PLACE, you probably want a book about growing daffodils. But if you want a book to read after you’ve planted your daffodil bulbs, you know which one to choose.

 

4 Comments

  1. Great pictures, Dawn, and I always love your commentary.

  2. Fab words & pics. Looks like Reg had a great day out.