Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Summertime at Haven

A little life spent. While I was watering the tomatoes last night I spotted this Stag beetle at the bottom of one of my plant pots. Dead:(

I felt the loss because they are endangered and also remarkable creatures.
They pupate for 5 whole years underground before they emerge briefly to mate and then they die.

Did this lad even have time to smell the roses?.. let alone get the chance to signal to a female and 'get it together', before he met his untimely end in my pot?! I so hope so.


I was shocked when I saw that I haven't posted anything since January! 
Life has robbed me of time and then not posting becomes a habit.
I'm breaking that habit and will be visiting you again soon.
I miss my blogging friends.

The garden has flourished this year and is a riot of colour.


Tortoise Fred is in there somewhere....
... Oh, here he is!

... and here are Mr Darcy and My Bingley..
Tails of greeting.

17 comments:

  1. Quite interesting about the beetle. It must be so cool to have a tortoise living amounst the flowers.So nice to see those two beauties again. Deb

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  2. OH MY CATS WE HAVE MISSED YOU TWO AND YOUR SWEET MOM!! WELCOME BACK.
    I AM NOT FAMILIAR WITH THAT BEETLE...I HOPE HE HAD A FEW QUALITY DAYS BEFORE HE PASSED. YOUR GARDEN IS GORGEOUS.
    WE HAVE 2 GREEN TOMATOES AND LOTS OF BLOOMS. WOOHOO. SO VERY VERY VERY HOT HERE THOUGH 99 YESTERDAY AND 100 TODAY WITH HEAT INDEX OF 102-104. WE NEED SOME OF YOUR RAINY DAYS
    HUGS MADI AND CECILIA

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  3. DARLINGS, I am so so happy to see you again. The garden give mom and I a lot of pleasure!!~

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  4. Was thrilled to get a note from you, as I always am but it's been a while. I haven't blogged a lot lately and it seems you've been busy too.

    I had to find out who Fred was .. how cute.

    Love the garden. I wish I could do that in my woods but no, I have trouble growing weeds .. lol

    At the beach, where I am now, I have containers on my upper deck, as the deer love to eat everything in my lower yard. Mine don't read .. meaning they eat everything even if it says they won't.

    Give D & B a pet from me and give Fred some lettuce .. lol

    xo,
    JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

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  5. Welcome back! Hey Fred, you've got a great place to hang out!

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  6. How lovely to see you all back and in your lovely garden too. What a shame about the stag beetle and what a short life they have. Thank you for visiting today and leaving a kind message:)

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  7. We miss you too! Nice to see you again!

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  8. The garden is so beautiful.
    It's always lovely to see the boys =)

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  9. Welcome back, all! Does Fred give you boys rides? He kinda looks as if he could.

    My mom would be sad about the beetle, too.

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  10. So nice to see a post from you. RIP, poor beetle. You don't think Bingley or Darcy deaded it, do you?

    Thanks for stopping by and wishing me Happy Birthday! ~Wally

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  11. Hello, dear friends! It's wonderful to see you again. The garden looks lovely, and we are glad to see the garden, Fred and Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley all looking so good. Hugs to you all. :)

    We are very sorry to hear about that beetle. We do hope he had a chance to do what beetles do before he passed.

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  12. Thank you so much for popping over to my blog and leaving a comment! Your garden is wonderful too!!! I see we have the same taste :-) A love for spires too :-)

    Wishing you a lovely week!

    Madelief x

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  13. How did I miss your most recent post?

    Yes, I totally understand about life filling in every corner and pretty soon blogging seems a whiff of the past, even though blogging is one of my favourite things. But without regrets, here we are again. Lovely to visit with you, Helen!

    So glad to catch a glimpse of your beautiful garden, Fred, and the purry lads. Everyone seems well!

    Sending hugs and wishes for a beautiful day,
    Brenda
    xox

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  14. Looks like you have a nice summer in your garden !

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  15. Thank you for visiting my blog.My latest post was a comfort for me as now both my precious felines have crossed over to Rainbow Bridge. Soon I shall write a tribute for Babie..right nowI'm too emotional. No more purrZ here. 😞

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