The Garden in the Clouds From Derelict Smallholding to Mountain Paradise

Tair-Ffynnon was a derelict smallholding so high up in the Black Mountains of Wales it was routinely lost in cloud. But to Antony Woodward, it was the most beautiful place in the world. Equally ill-at-ease in town and country after too ...

The Garden in the Clouds  From Derelict Smallholding to Mountain Paradise

The Garden in the Clouds From Derelict Smallholding to Mountain Paradise

A warm, witty memoir of one man’s escape from the city in an unlikely quest to create out of a mountainous Welsh landscape a garden fit for inclusion in the prestigious Yellow Book – the ‘Gardens of England and Wales Open for Charity’ guide – in just one year.

The Cloud Garden

With everything growing nicely, my attention turned to non'horticultural additions to the garden. I positioned a pull'up bar between a limb of a large tree, located at the bottom of the garden, and a seven-foot V-shaped pole.

The Cloud Garden

The Cloud Garden

The Darién Gap is a place of legend. The only break in the Pan-American highway, which runs from Alaska to the tip of South America, it is an almost impregnable strip of swamp, jungle and cloud forest between the vast landmasses of North and South America. Stories of abduction and murder there are rife and in recent years more people have successfully climbed Everest or trekked to the South Pole than have crossed the Darién Gap. In 2000, Tom Hart Dyke, a young botanist, set off to Central America with one thing on his mind: orchids. He knew that in order to find the rare and beautiful species he so fervently admired, he would have to visit some of the most inhospitable places on earth. Unbeknown to Tom, another young explorer, Paul Winder, was backpacking through the area at the same time. Though he sometimes worked freelance in the City of London, Paul was a fearless and intrepid traveller, happier scaling volcanoes than lounging on beaches. In every bar and café along his route, rumours abounded of the Darién Gap - and the more he heard, the greater became his desire to make the journey. Pure chance brought Paul and Tom together in northern Mexico; they formed an instant bond and their fate was sealed. Ignoring a final, succinct warning from the Lonely Planet guide - 'Don't even think about it!' - Tom and Paul set off into the Darién: Tom in search of orchids, Paul in search of adventure. They would find plenty of each. For six days they made good progress. Then, just hours away from Colombia, the dream ended and the horror began. Paul and Tom were ambushed by FARC guerrillas who were to hold them hostage for the next nine months. From that day on, their survival was a matter of extraordinary endurance, incredible ingenuity and not a little good luck ...

Jacob The Liar

“Yes,” the garden boy said, “you just have to tell me what a cloud is made of.” That would have almost made the princess laugh if she hadn't been so weak. She replied, “What silly questions you ask! Everybody knows that clouds are made ...

Jacob The Liar

Jacob The Liar

Cut off from all news of the war along with thousands of fellow prisoners, Jacob Heym accidentally overhears a radio broadcast that reveals the Red Army's advancement and is forced to tell a series of lies in order to explain his knowledge. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

United States Plant Patents

The photographs were taken of a one year - old plant of Clouds ' , a naturally occurring whole plant mutation in his ' Midnight Clouds ' as grown outdoors in a one - gallon congarden in Hillegom , The Netherlands in June of 2008.

United States Plant Patents

United States Plant Patents


Cloud and Sunshine

gardeners in the neighbourhood have been throwing roots into our garden . If you see anything whatever thrown over the wall you must bring it to me . ” This system of espionage was also fruitless . The real breach by which Roger had ...

Cloud and Sunshine

Cloud and Sunshine


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the Garden of the Hesperides . This being the most important picture of the first period , I will analyze it completely . $ 4. The fable of the Hesperides had , it seems to me , in the Greek mind two distinct meanings ; the first ...

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Ruskin, a Victorian-era British writer whose work had a profound influence on artists, art historians, and writers both during his life and after, wrote Modern Painters in five separate volumes originally published in London between 1843 and 1860, substantially revising the volumes over the years. It is, among other things, an evaluation of individual painters, a religious statement, a discourse on nature, and a splendid example of Victorian prose style.

A Dog Behaviourist s Diary

I sprang into action and tried and failed to get over the fence in one bound to intercept Cloud as the bushes made it too difficult. At the same time, the kindly lady vet had positioned herself in the centre of her garden.

A Dog Behaviourist   s Diary

A Dog Behaviourist s Diary

This book will make you laugh, make you cry and make you think in a way you have never done before. It explores both the canine “condition” and the human “condition” too, as many ‘dog problems’ are in fact ‘people problems’ but with more legs. Based on real life personal experiences of dogs that have come through our behaviour clinics or classes, it is a brutally honest and completely open expulsion of experience and knowledge expressed with great humour, insight and raw emotion. With tales of hilarity, happiness and success through to depression, grief, suicide and death, it brings to the reader a sense of perspective and compassion for others. Born of experience based on a lifetime of work with animals and close involvement with over 10.000 puppies and dogs, around 15,000 people, the breadth of experience is plain to see. The primary purpose of the book is entertainment that educates. Written in plain English, with easy to understand analogies, it is simple and enjoyable to follow. No technical knowledge of dogs or humans is required. As a public speaker I have learnt over the years, how people learn and what makes them laugh. Covering some of the most dangerous and worrying of behaviours, like dogs that bite people, dogs that aggress towards others, dogs that chase and kill things, puppy farms and many more. The range of this book provides something for everybody. It also covers the most common behaviour problems of all. One of the chapters about long coated breeds not being able to see properly and the range of behaviours that occur as a result, will help millions of dogs and owners, instantly. The blindingly obvious is obvious, only once the blindness is lifted. What could be better, puppies, dogs, people, laughter, success, heartache, real life quandaries, passion and finally, true love that conquers all. Literally.

The Architecture of Paris

30 Saint - Cloud 30.1 Parc de Saint - Cloud Antoine Le Pautre , 1664–65 ; André Le Nôtre , c . 1668 ( Métro : Boulogne Pont de Saint - Cloud ; the park is across the bridge on the other side of the river ) Situated on a hillside ...

The Architecture of Paris

The Architecture of Paris

Over 300 buildings of the last 2000 years are presented.

God Planted the Tree

Look at what God spoke through David, the Psalmist: For thy mercy is great above the heavens; and thy truth reaches unto the clouds. (Psalms 108:4) The devil and his demons were the cloud over the Garden of Eden! The cloud cannot stay ...

God Planted the Tree

God Planted the Tree


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