More Possible Prints

Jackie gathering flowers

This morning I placed an order with a local printer for the A2 copy of Jackie picking daffodils two mornings after our arrival in Downton on 1st April 2014. Rather fittingly, Paul has selected it to be the largest picture on display.

I then continued bombarding him with e-mailed suggestions for further, smaller, prints.

Frozen pond 1

This frozen pond from 19th January this year could fit the bill for a semi-abstract A3.

Apricot abundance

A number of roses include this Apricot Abundance from 6th June 2014;

Rose Festive Jewel

Festive Jewel,

Rose Summer Wine

and Summer Wine pictured on 19th October 2015;

Rose Absolutely Fabulous

Absolutely Fabulous the next day,

Rose For Your Eyes OnlyRose Summer Wine

and For Your Eyes Only and another Summer Wine on 1st November.


Further blooms include a rhododendron from 21st May 2014;


camellias from 18th

Camellia 2

and 30th March 2014;

Myrtle and pink rosebud

and myrtle embracing a shy little pink rosebud on 16th July that same year.

This being the final day of The Six Nations rugby tournament, I spent the afternoon and early evening watching the games between Wales and Italy, and Ireland and Scotland.

After this, the marinade of yesterday’s baked ham nicely matured the juices for a second sitting today. This was served with ratatouille, mashed potato, and Brussels sprouts. I drank more of the Costieres de Nimes, whilst Jackie abstained.

I am now about to watch the grand finale, between England and France.


  1. That’s a very Australian looking tree in the first photograph. Your garden is amazing and it is wonderful that you record it so well. I can feel the excitement for the exhibition.

  2. Oh my gosh! A gorgeous garden such as yours takes so much work. The photos are inspiring — love the one with Jackie, and the Camellias have so much character.

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