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Last night I had several attempts at photographing Jackie’s garden solar lights. She had one preference; I had another.
Only the brave need indicate their favourite.
Knowing the weather would soon change, I took advantage of the early sunshine to wander around the garden and take a few pictures.
On the front trellis clematis Mrs N. Thompson has joined solanum;
on the edge of the patio fragrant Asiatic lilies blend with petunias;
and poppy plunderers have hind legs like Popeye’s forearms.
We were joined for lunch by Jackie’s two sisters, their husbands, and cousins Pat, Christine, and Olivia.
Jackie laid out the buffet food she had prepared yesterday on the table,
and cooked a marvellous mushroom soup.
After several platefuls, and a fairly wide variety of alcoholic beverages, the sun having emerged after rain, we had a tour of the garden.
Our guests trooped from the patio past the kitchen;
admired the wisteria pergola;
and took the Gazebo Path.
Shelly brought her coffee with her.
Passing Florence at Fiveways
the group admired the Rose Garden;
on her return along the Brick Path Helen paused to savour the scent of Wedding Day.
It seems reasonable to consider this our first Open Day.
Christine and Olivia left early in the evening. Helen, Bill, Shelly and Ron remained a while longer, and Pat stayed the night. ( Actually, I took a chance in posting this before Helen and Bill departed. They also stayed the night ).
We all had a second go at the buffet and beverages.