Hues Of Blue

On this day, with temperatures around 30 degrees, according to the meteorologists, because of a shift in the jet stream, we are enjoying ‘Spanish weather’. In case any of my commenters have missed Becky’s observation on yesterday’s post, this is what she added to it this morning: ‘Wow. What lovely followers you have, Dad. x’Continue reading “Hues Of Blue”

A Magnet

Here are the photographs from the garden this morning: A petunia, Double White Surfinia (no, Mr WordPress, not Surfing), is suspended from the eucalyptus. It is hard to remember that this bed on the former compost heap was only planted a couple of months ago. One definition of a weed is ‘a plant in the wrongContinue reading “A Magnet”

Ian’s Bag

This morning I repeated yesterday’s short walk. On leaving the house by the stable door, a heady fragrance greeted me. It floated from the Agriframes arch, where our retrained cream rambler now blooms. The scent is powerful enough to permeate the whole of the brick path. Bees were as drawn to it as I was. ShouldContinue reading “Ian’s Bag”

Ann Won The Contest

Leaving Jackie prancing, sans crutches, about the house, on another glorious morning I wandered around the garden, down the lane, and along the footpath between the fields of Roger Cobb, the only local farmer who respects ramblers’ right to roam. Rising above our front fence, we now have a clematis Diversifolia Hendersonii. In the mainContinue reading “Ann Won The Contest”

Félicité Perpétue

A white rambling rose that we rescued from the jungle, and that Jackie trained along the front garden fence last year, is now blooming rampantly. The head gardener has now identified it as Felicite Perpetue. Name that Plant website has this to say about its origins: Rosa ‘Félicité Perpétue’ is a delicate yet vigorous Rambler which has been knownContinue reading “Félicité Perpétue”

Exhuming Queen Victoria

On a bright, sunny, morning I rambled around the garden, down the lane, along Roger’s footpath and back. From our patio can be seen a rhododendron, geranium palmatums, petunias, foxgloves, and fennel. The centre of the Phantom Path gives a view towards that shown above. We can also see that the clematis Star of India and anContinue reading “Exhuming Queen Victoria”

Blending

Our daughter Becky is convinced that I bear a resemblance to Worzel Gummidge. As I scanned yesterday’s photograph of four year old Louisa I wondered what the wit would have to say about it. This was her Facebook observation: ‘How clever of you to include a portrait of yourself in the photo of Louisa!’ ManagingContinue reading “Blending”

Portraits From 1982 – 1986

In recent days, I have been nominated for two more awards, the Leibster;  and the Real Neat Blog by Alex Raphael. Unfortunately I was very tired when I received the first one, and cannot remember who awarded it. I acknowledged it and said I would follow it up the next day. I didn’t get around toContinue reading “Portraits From 1982 – 1986”