Theme life


Welcome to Theme Life

Walking around Sandwich and the surrounding countryside as l do daily, weekly and monthly, I take several thousand photographs. More authentic reflections of quantity might be closer to 3500 assorted photos digitally taken monthly once all the poorer quality ‘click images’ are extracted.

Of this figure, ten to fifteen per cent, are held back in folders and will be used in the blog’s gallery features, prompts, or published articles.

My main focus is wildlife, so flora and fauna mostly, but also l have a hankering sometimes for unusual shots, or things of a quirky nature. 

It appeals to my sense of humour, and sometimes these ‘strange’ shots are edited and kept for a ‘rainy day’ gallery or a prompt in the future or because l just like them, and they might make for an interesting themed gallery, pretty much like this series. 

Not all the galleries here will be specifically themed all the time. They might focus on specific events or moments that were happen chanced upon or simply hold a fascination for me.

Hope you enjoy the series
Main Image – Loop Street Hanging Basket

Music Score –Creative Morning Light Music

Designs – Earthly Comforts – Inspired by Nature – see collection here

Living a Boxed in Life

I have mentioned Sandwich in Bloom before; however, they are a volunteer-only charity that takes care of the beautiful floral displays in the town. I have noticed that looking one’s best in so far as the floral display on private residencies is also a classic case of keeping up with the Jones or, in the case of Sandwich ‘Keeping up with The Bloomers!

Many of the houses here in the town have window boxes, hanging baskets, and significant floral displays in the case of local businesses such as pubs and restaurants.

Sandwich in Bloom also enters throughout the year several competitions to promote Sandwich town’s attractive beauty.

The flowers below are present in many of these photographs.

Lobelias, Common Poppy, Bengal Trumpet, Trailing Bellflower, Bengal Rose, Camelia, Veined verbena, Lavender, Petunia, Pansy, Aster, chrysanthemum, Begonia, Geranium, Aubretia, Bacopa, Busy Lizzy, Periwinkle, pelargonium, Sweet William and Carnation to name but a few.

Sandwich in Bloom is a voluntary organisation that, for a year, plans the planting and general maintenance of many of the floral displays around the town of Sandwich as well as organising fundraising events to continue to pay for these marvellous displays of flowers that outline the viewer the true beauty and attractiveness of all the nature around us. 

Each year, the organisation works to achieve donations of around £10,000, which is needed to keep the bloom maintenance up and running.

Sandwich in Bloom – Splashing Sandwich with colour
Best of the Month – July 2022

Designs – Earthly Comforts – Inspired by Nature – see collection here

Window Boxes located in St Mary’s, Loop Street, Church Street and Vicarage Lane.

Woven Wall Baskets and Hanging Baskets located in loop Street, Bowling Street, New Street, Sandwon Road and St Peter’s Street.

Floral displays, hanging baskets and assorted window boxes located in Fisherman’s Wharf, Bowling Street, St Mary’s, Loop Street and The Butts.

Floral displays located in the Quay, Fisher’s Gate and Pillory Lane.


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Howdy Folks, Earthly Comforts is a broad niche wildlife journaling scrapbook focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, also known as ‘worm farming and photography too.

28 thoughts on “Theme life

  1. Am I allowed to say “😮❤️ so English and so beautiful!” That looks so old school ❤️but also English

    Only some Americans are good at that ✌️☺️😉

    I have some new shelves that I think a nice plant would look good on. I would love to have a plant – but I usually
    Kill them… I only have one and for some reason it sticks with me 😮 is aloe and I am allergic but stays alive 😮❤️

    I just don’t want all cacti 🌵 lol

    But that invites bugs and no… and it dies and no lol … every time

    Funny enough – the aloe plant was given to me by my boss when I first started with a little note that said “Aloe, welcome to the team” lol ❤️

    So it comes from my funeral people lol… is the only plant that has EVER stayed alive so long for me ❤️

    I know people hate fake… but is best for people who kill plants

    I also can not do bugs. So I would love another different type plant … but I would kill it 🤷‍♀️

    That is stunningly beautiful and really nice to see 😊👏❤️

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      1. Maybe a spider plant ? I remember my mother some having those …

        My problem gonna be – if I am NOT in house … ac is out at 85 so be hot in summer … and in winter I turn everything completely off if I am not home – so will be freezing.

        So must be temp hardy and then I always forget about watering … or I don’t know how to water it … cause if I start seeing little fruit flies or actual spiders in my plant – the plant be done – I won’t even try to save it because nope 👎 no bugs!

        Must be hardy easy very minimal care and bug-less

        The Christmas plant
        Won’t be good cause of scorching sun and heat for summer and freezing cold in winter 30’s/40’s

        And looks like a plant to attract bugs

        Not overly sure on spider-plant … that might be doable

        I just don’t wanna be disappointed if dies or gets bugs

        If has bugs that’s like a death sentence .. I will just throw away … if I put outside – will die anyway and then will have massive spiders 🕷 and bugs so no way I go near

        I’m not a very good plant person – that’s where you totally find my faults – and our region is very harsh weather with heat and dryness

        I’m just not a plant person – I would love that but too many issues

        Only my little aloe does perfectly ❤️ I have to buy a new pot… cause got big 😮

        I forget to water for weeks … I forget all about…

        But sits in my kitchen, by the sink

        My sink is kitty corner and has a window on each side … so he sits right there … he gets good sun, and I put him there so I remember to water him when he needs

        It does not need tons of water at all … it will tell me when wants water because I can either see it look sleepy… just bleh… or one tip will have brown – as soon as water… it perks back up and back to life

        Has had a lot of abuse and still stays with me – had massive temp fluctuations and forgetting water or watering too much … I have never changed the pot – but so big now… probably best to do that.

        Hope I don’t kill when I do that 😮

        So I dunno – is a big decision because I think of that – there would be nothing worse than being at work all day coming home and finding bugs Omg I would die!

        And I never know how to water or I forget.

        I need a plant to look beautiful and nice but not require much care

        So plastic does that and then I am free of any worries ✌️

        I dunno ?? I’m one of those

        If I had time and was home more – maybe I care for… but I’m not and usually exhausted or rushing. So plants little iffy, if they can’t be really hardy

        And then only cacti 🌵 are really hardy… I have had many of those too – but most I don’t like the pricks … and I forget too but they die – the aloe is only one who doesn’t and it’s just perfect

        We live in peace and staying alive lol … is little fighter like me ❤️

        But I have not found anything else that be ok?

        Maybe spider plant ? But one bug/spider and it be done – I gonna be very suspicious of it at first until it proves itself ✌️

        I’m a little weird with plants so plastic is mostly better cause I do not have to have any worries 😉

        What is similar to aloe – in care… that would look like normal pretty plant ?

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