Category Archives: Garden

264-2020 -Tasty Apple


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is of a tasty apple hanging in a tree in the orchard. Nothing compares with the action of walking through the orchard and pick up an apple from a tree, wipe it clean on your t-shirt and enjoy the divine taste of a simple apple. By the the way, did you know that an apple with skin on contains 50% more phytonutrients than a peeled one! Apple skins have exceptionally high concentrations of antioxidants. They also contain compounds (triterpenoids) with significant anti-cancer capabilities. Particularly so, when it comes to preventing liver, colon […]

263-2020 – Ripe Grapes


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about ripe grapes hanging from a vine in our vineyard, ready to be picked up. Apparently, among other benefits, black grapes are healthier, have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties, containing a key ingredient in their skin: resveratrol, which is found to reduce inflammation and have a chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic effect on cancers, according to a September 2017 review in NPJ Precision Oncology. Like, comment & share! 2 likes Related posts: 230-2020 – Circle of Fire 172-2020 – Healthy Breakfast 176-2020 – Unripe Strawberry 180-2020 – Tomato Flowers 184-2020 – A […]

261-2020 – Giant Grey Moth


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a giant grey moth we found in the basement of our house. My courageous wife picked it up gently and brought it outside, where I found it on a patch of grass, and started taking photos. Below are some of the stages the moth was going through as I shooting. Like, comment & share! 2 likes Related posts: 237-2020 – Sparks Everywhere 172-2020 – Healthy Breakfast 213-2020 – Big Splash 174-2020 – New addition to the garden 218-2020 – Yellow Flowers 223-2020 – My Little […]

258-2020 – Big Nose Eggplant


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about Mr. Big Nose, an adventurous eggplant who took our garden by storm. Below are some of his adventures. Like, comment & share! 1 likes Related posts: 224-2020 – Pallet Bench 172-2020 – Healthy Breakfast 174-2020 – New addition to the garden 180-2020 – Tomato Flowers 184-2020 – A Stubborn Bird 197-2020 – Change of Scenery 213-2020 – Big Splash 218-2020 – Yellow Flowers 223-2020 – My Little Helper 176-2020 – Unripe Strawberry 226-2020 – Two Chickens Dust Bathing in the Garden 230-2020 – Circle of […]

255-2020 – Aronia Berries


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about harvesting Aronia Berries also knows as Chokeberries. They are rich in fiber, vitamin C, and powerful antioxidants that may have heart-healthy, immune-boosting, and anticancer properties. You can add fresh aronia berries to many recipes, jams and syrops or use them as a supplement. I tried them in juices, together with peaches, bananas or apples. Really nice! Like, comment & share! 2 likes Related posts: 224-2020 – Pallet Bench 172-2020 – Healthy Breakfast 176-2020 – Unripe Strawberry 180-2020 – Tomato Flowers 184-2020 – A Stubborn Bird […]

253-2020 – Burning Dead Wood


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about burning dead wood after pruning all the trees in the garden. Like, comment & share! 1 likes Related posts: 224-2020 – Pallet Bench 172-2020 – Healthy Breakfast 176-2020 – Unripe Strawberry 180-2020 – Tomato Flowers 184-2020 – A Stubborn Bird 197-2020 – Change of Scenery 213-2020 – Big Splash 218-2020 – Yellow Flowers 223-2020 – My Little Helper 174-2020 – New addition to the garden 226-2020 – Two Chickens Dust Bathing in the Garden 230-2020 – Circle of Fire 233-2020 – Picking up some apples […]

252-2020 – Not Peter Rabbit


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about my neighbours’ rabbit (Not Peter Rabbit) who escaped its cage this morning. I found it under the porch, grabbed it by the ears and put it back in its cage. Mission accomplished. To keep it busy for a while we dropped a bunch of dandelion leaves in the cage too. Like, comment & share! 3 likes Related posts: 172-2020 – Healthy Breakfast 251-2020 – Crying Vines 240-2020 – Nine Hens and One Rooster 237-2020 – Sparks Everywhere 233-2020 – Picking up some apples 230-2020 – […]

251-2020 – Crying Vines


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the crying vines. I didn’t know about this vine tears phenomenon, which is a way for the grape vine to heal itself after pruning, preventing the penetration of bacteria, and finally closing off the cut wound.According to Botanical-Online this grape vine sap is one of the most important eye drops. It can be used to treat Skin Diseases or Conjunctivitis. 2 likes Related posts: 218-2020 – Yellow Flowers 172-2020 – Healthy Breakfast 174-2020 – New addition to the garden 176-2020 – Unripe Strawberry 180-2020 – Tomato Flowers 184-2020 – A Stubborn Bird […]

240-2020 – Nine Hens and One Rooster


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about nine hens and one rooster just exiting their chicken coop. These gorgeous creatures makes 7-8 free-range eggs daily and taste so much better than the eggs you buy in the supermarket. Like, comment & share! 1 likes Related posts: 226-2020 – Two Chickens Dust Bathing in the Garden 224-2020 – Pallet Bench 184-2020 – A Stubborn Bird 197-2020 – Change of Scenery 180-2020 – Tomato Flowers 213-2020 – Big Splash 176-2020 – Unripe Strawberry 218-2020 – Yellow Flowers 223-2020 – My Little Helper 174-2020 – […]

237-2020 – Sparks Everywhere


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, captured sparks everywhere. In this image I was holding a chain while my neighbour was cutting the excess with the disc cutter. Now the swing is ready and guaranteed to hold up to 200kg. Like, comment & share! 2 likes Related posts: 224-2020 – Pallet Bench 223-2020 – My Little Helper 233-2020 – Picking up some apples 174-2020 – New addition to the garden 176-2020 – Unripe Strawberry 180-2020 – Tomato Flowers 172-2020 – Healthy Breakfast 184-2020 – A Stubborn Bird 197-2020 – Change of Scenery 213-2020 […]

233-2020 – Picking up some apples


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the harvest day in the orchard, picking up some apples. All these apples were on the ground and we are planning on making fresh apple juice and possibly an apple pie. Like, comment & share! 1 likes Related posts: 230-2020 – Circle of Fire 172-2020 – Healthy Breakfast 174-2020 – New addition to the garden 176-2020 – Unripe Strawberry 180-2020 – Tomato Flowers 184-2020 – A Stubborn Bird 197-2020 – Change of Scenery 213-2020 – Big Splash 218-2020 – Yellow Flowers 223-2020 – My Little […]

230-2020 – Circle of Fire


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the Circle of Fire. In order to achieve this image, I used a chain with a burning piece of wood at the other end and spin it for 60 seconds. I used the Slow shutter app on my iPhone 11 Pro and this is the end result. I have tried to use different illumination sources and settings and I got something like this… This small house was behind the circle of fire but it was very dark in the garden tonight. Like, comment & share! […]

226-2020 – Two Chickens Dust Bathing in the Garden


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about two chickens dust bathing in the garden. A chicken dust bath helps to remove excess oil, as well as external parasites like lice and mites. My mother-in-law has spread a handful of wood ash to create a dust bathing area for them to do the work themselves. When done bathing, the chicken will shake off any excess ash and dead parasites. As usual, I hope you’ve learned something. Like, comment & share! 2 likes Related posts: 197-2020 – Change of Scenery 172-2020 – Healthy Breakfast 174-2020 – […]

224-2020 – Pallet Bench


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about my first completed pallet bench garden furniture project. From start to finish the entire process took about 4 hours and the most time-consuming task was painting the pallets. Next, we will add a few pillows for extra comfort and rounding a few corners. For now, the bench found its place underneath a mulberry tree where my father-in-law used to sit. If anyone is interested, maybe I can make a short tutorial on how you can make your own pallet sofa. Like, comment & share! 2 […]

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223-2020 – My Little Helper


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about my little helper, who is painting the last pallet, soon to become a comfy bench. I still haven’t decided on the final design. My neighbour has a vertical rear panel, but I am thinking to have it on an angle in case I want to slouch. Any suggestions are more than welcome. Like, comment & share! 2 likes Related posts: 224-2020 – Pallet Bench 226-2020 – Two Chickens Dust Bathing in the Garden 172-2020 – Healthy Breakfast 174-2020 – New addition to the garden 176-2020 […]

218-2020 – Yellow Flowers


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about an interesting phenomenon I noticed in my garden in regards to these yellow flowers. In the morning, these yellow flowers were covering a good chunk of the garden, as seen in the picture above, but in the afternoon they were gone. On a closer look, it seems that these yellow flowers don’t like the sun’s heat too much and they close up, as you can see in the image below. Like, comment & share! 1 likes Related posts: 150-2020 – Flowers for the front garden […]

213-2020 – Big Splash


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a big splash in the pool, where my wife and daughter race against each other who’s making the biggest splash. Like, comment & share! 3 likes Related posts: 226-2020 – Two Chickens Dust Bathing in the Garden 174-2020 – New addition to the garden 176-2020 – Unripe Strawberry 180-2020 – Tomato Flowers 184-2020 – A Stubborn Bird 172-2020 – Healthy Breakfast 197-2020 – Change of Scenery 218-2020 – Yellow Flowers 223-2020 – My Little Helper 224-2020 – Pallet Bench 153-2020 – Birds Village 154-2020 – […]

207-2020 – Sword Lily


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is of sword lily, a flower I didn’t know I have in my garden, also knows as garden montbretia. We’ve been away for 10 days and beside the sword lilies we also enjoyed a few ripe strawberries from our garden. Let’s not forget about the tomato plants. Before we left some of them had flowers and today I saw this… Soon we’ll enjoy our own tomato salad. I can’t wait for it. Like, comment & share! 2 likes Related posts: 159-2020 – Tiny Insect 130-2020 – Dandelion […]

197-2020 – Change of Scenery


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a slight change of scenery for the next few days. Like, comment & share! 1 likes Related posts: 226-2020 – Two Chickens Dust Bathing in the Garden 172-2020 – Healthy Breakfast 174-2020 – New addition to the garden 176-2020 – Unripe Strawberry 180-2020 – Tomato Flowers 184-2020 – A Stubborn Bird 213-2020 – Big Splash 218-2020 – Yellow Flowers 223-2020 – My Little Helper 224-2020 – Pallet Bench 173-2020 – Swing 132-2020 – How dogs and cats drink milk 142-2020 – Cherries 143-2020 – Inside […]

196-2020 – Vax Begonia


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a surprisingly beautiful plant called Vax Begonia. The pot only had a few flowers when I bought it from the supermarket for only £5. I didn’t expect to have so many flowers in the end, but I can’t complain. Like, comment & share! 1 likes Related posts: 130-2020 – Dandelion Life Cycle 129-2020 – Chamomile 218-2020 – Yellow Flowers 123-2020 – Great Laurel 207-2020 – Sword Lily 131-2020 – Pink Rhododendron 146-2020 – Purple Rhododendron 150-2020 – Flowers for the front garden 159-2020 – Tiny […]