Tag 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!

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!

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!

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!

184-2020 – A Stubborn Bird


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a stubborn bird eating from one of the feeders. I was fascinated by the perseverance and as always the reward is well deserved. The poor bird was standing on a tiny branch, just thick enough to hold its weight, plus was leaning forward and towards the bird feeder, hopping to find a treat inside the hanging pine cone. I am not a specialist, but I believe this bird is called Magpie, from the Crows birds family, one of the many British Garden Birds protected by […]

180-2020 – Tomato Flowers


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the first tomato flowers shooting out of the plants I transplanted 6 days ago. The flowers were splashed with mud hence the black spots here and there. As you can see in the images below, the plants are not very tall at the moment but happy to see the first flowers already here. I took the photos with my Canon 5D Mark 3 and Oshiro 60mm, f2.8 Macro lens, but when I edited them in Lightroom I noticed that lens profile is missing for this […]

174-2020 – New addition to the garden


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the new addition to the garden, 20 tomato plants. It took me about two hours to dig and plant all 20 tomato plants. Each plant cost me £1 and I spent another £1.99 on Bamboo Stakes and £4.49 on Levington Tomorite, a tomato food ready to use. Like, comment & share!

172-2020 – Healthy Breakfast


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about my healthy breakfast recipe with Gluten Free Oat so Simple by Quaker, warm milk, grapes, sliced banana and raspberries from my own garden. I hope my recipe will inspire you to live a healthy life closer to your friends and family and start growing your own fruits and vegetables. What you see on TV should be for your entertainment only. Sooner or later we are all going to die, let’s live this life to the fullest. No regrets!Like, comment & share!

171-2020 – Pigeons on a birds feeder


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about 2 pigeons resting on a birds feeder. I’m very impressed about the zoom capability of my phone. The birds were at the other end of the garden, about 10m away and the 10x zoom on my iPhone 11 Pro managed to bring them in the frame. In Lightroom mobile I cropped the already cropped image as 1×1 aspect ratio and still looks great. I understand that the image resolution is not the same, but for web use is more than enough. I forgot last time […]

153-2020 – Birds Village


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the Birds Village I built in my garden, a slight upgrade since yesterday when I created homemade birds feeders. Even better, if you are into birds watching you might like the video below. Like, comment & share!

152-2020 – Homemade Bird Feeder


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a homemade bird feeder we’ve made from paper towel cardboard tubes. This was a quick father and daughter activity in which we both stick our fingers into the peanut butter jar and spread it all over the tubes to make a sticky based for the seeds to stick on. Then I run a piece in string through the tube and hang it from a branch of the cherry tree in the back of the garden. Now we are waiting for hungry birds to have a […]

144-2020 – Land snail


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a land snail hanging upside down from a shrub’s tiny branch. This snails seems to defy gravity or is just simply holding tightly to the leafs. I don’t know if I caught it having dinner or getting ready for bed. I snapped a photo and move on with my life. Like, comment & share!