The Old Bell

This morning I mended a garden chair and did the hoovering, while Jackie continued her mammoth garden maintenance. This afternoon I watched Wimbledon tennis on TV, while Jackie continued her mammoth garden maintenance. Between matches, I scanned another batch of colour slides from the Streets of London series from May 2004. This corner of SpringfieldContinue reading “The Old Bell”

Lee Van Cleef

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Not only was today wet, but we experienced 40 m.p.h. winds, and it was cold. The flowers were taking another battering. It was a day for beetles, not for bees. Thinking that few people would visit the recycling centre today, we transported two bags of green wasteContinue reading “Lee Van Cleef”

Remembering The Bees

We managed a good morning’s work before the rain set in later in the afternoon. I cut the grass while Jackie clipped more of the Back Drive hedge. Part of this consisted of a fuchsia which, despite severe autumn haircuts, has really become very unkempt overgrown. Because it was the only reasonable plant in this areaContinue reading “Remembering The Bees”

Reflections On Art

CLICK ON IMAGES FOR ENLARGEMENT. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. I don’t normally plan ahead for my blog posts, preferring to take what comes in the day. I did, however, wake up in the night with an idea which I put into practice today. Jackie drove me to New Milton for the Waterloo train for me toContinue reading “Reflections On Art”

Mordred’s Conception

This morning I posted my final photograph of the Filling Facebook with Nature project. This is it. It featured in my Kingsbury’s Lane post of 14th January 2014. Jackie continued with the clearance and soil replenishment of Margery’s Bed. I rendered a certain minimal assistance in carrying away weeds and clippings, and carting compost. Aaron andContinue reading “Mordred’s Conception”

The Ugly Ducklings

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. There was much competitive activity from honeybees, particularly partial to poppies as we loaded two bags of hedge clippings and other green waste into the trusty little Modus for transporting to Efford Recycling Centre. This was to take some time, much of which was spent inContinue reading “The Ugly Ducklings”

The Magic Carpet

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Having spent much of the night watching the BBC’s presentation of the unfolding of the EU referendum, I wasn’t up to much this morning. I did, however, post my day 5 offering on the Facebook nature series. This was it. It appeared on my WordPress post Earthworks,Continue reading “The Magic Carpet”

He Was Not Alone

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Here is my third photograph in the seven day Filling Facebook with Nature project. I posted it after lunch. It first appeared in Walls, my post of 21st September 2014. On another wet day, I scanned some more black and white negatives from October 1983. These covered aContinue reading “He Was Not Alone”

A Dust Bath

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This is the second of my 7 day nature series on Facebook. It appeared originally in https://derrickjknight.com/2014/04/29/a-fascinating-collage/ When we paid for Country Girl last week, Jackie also bought one of her favoured wrought iron candle holders for use as a planter. It has a screw fitted to adjust theContinue reading “A Dust Bath”