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This morning I posted my fourth photograph in the Filling Facebook with Nature project.
This is it. It first featured in A Squabble of Seagulls on 14th March 2014.
Throughout the night torrential rain fell on the South East of England bringing widespread flash floods, especially to the London area. This put the trains out of action and prevented my journeying to Waterloo to meet Norman. The rain, which was to return later, left off this morning, which we spent tidying up, including staking up sodden roses.
Many of our plants, like these poppies, were so heavily waterlogged that their stems were broken and their heads drooped.
and the white climber on the Gothic Arch were able to cling to their supports;
and this shield bug took shelter on a half-closed clematis.
This afternoon we visited our polling station in Milford on Sea to place our votes in the EU Referendum. All Saints Church, which dates from Norman times, was next door, so
we walked through the churchyard
to visit the place of worship.
I was not the only visitor wandering among the ancient tombs.
Do you see my camouflaged young companion?
Here he is.
Afterwards we travelled to Lidl where we loaded up what seemed like half a ton of compost and the inevitable couple of hanging baskets.
Jackie served her incredibly creamy mashed potato with the last of the beef stew this evening. This was followed by sticky toffee pudding and custard for me, with cream for her. She drank sparkling water and I drank Bordeaux Supérieur appellation controlée, 2014.