This week she invited me to come out to snap some shots of the donkeys and other beasties and to meet Sheila Burns, founder and donkey care taker.
Please check out their web site to see the wonderful work Sheila and the volunteers do to rehabilitate and take care of these lovely donkeys.
There are so many curious and friendly animals there, I couldn’t choose just four or five to post, so here, to warm up your late winter, are some cute pictures of happy donkeys, ponies, cats, pigs and a sheep. Oh, and my lovely friend Mel, who invited me out.
So this week I’ve been staying pretty close to home enjoying my garden. Things have been growing well this year. Like this lovely plant, Astilboides tabularis, or what Curtis, who gifted it to me refers to as “Big Leaf Betty.”
Big Leaf Betty has some delicately busy flowers coming up just now.
So does my Ribbon Grass (Phalaris arundinacea).
In fact many of my plants are in flower. Like the Wild Geranium (Geranium sanguineum)…
… and the Hydrangea…
… and the Gazania, which a friend encouraged me to buy for the garden this year. I’m glad I did.
The cats, although not in flower, seem to be having an excellent time lazing about amid the greenery and showyness of July.
It’s put them both in an excellent and friendly mood.
And for those of you for whom black and white gardens just aren’t colourful enough, here’s a gallery of the same shots in full, glorious colour: