Responding To Comments

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today’s photographic projects were prompted by responses to recent posts. Yesterday’s offering included 35 photographs, and of those who favoured the very last one, Laurie Graves, herself an excellent blogger, suggested a large print. I made one of A3+ with a white margin. Various comments focussed onContinue reading “Responding To Comments”

The Drift

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. On another beautiful late summer sunny day we brunched at The Boat House Café in Lymington. I chose the Full English Breakfast with tea, while Jackie selected a baked potato generously filled with prawns, accompanied by a cappuccino . The food was good, and the drinks enormous,Continue reading “The Drift”

A Nature Lesson

CLICK ON IMAGES FOR ENLARGEMENT. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. On another overcast morning Jackie and I tidied up the garden with secateurs and broom while Aaron and Sean completed the building of the log shelter. Later, Jackie did some more planting and pruning as I carted clippings and branches to the compost and dump bags. This afternoon I returnedContinue reading “A Nature Lesson”

From Ice Cream To Bread And Butter

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today was dull and heavy with the promise of rain that never came to relieve the oppression. I took a trip back to the summer of 1985 through the medium of colour slides which I scanned. Here Louisa tackles an ice cream in the garden of our GracedaleContinue reading “From Ice Cream To Bread And Butter”

A Cock-Fight

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. On another hot day with a glorious cloudless blue sky, Jackie and I spent the morning shopping for birthday presents for Shelly and for Poppy. First stop was Otter Nurseries where we bought a couple of skimmias for Jackie’s sister, and two interesting new bronzed rudbeckias forContinue reading “A Cock-Fight”

It Had Been Got At

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning was overcast, very humid, and oppressive, presaging the rain that would barely dribble in this afternoon. My reluctant effort was to cut off a few dead tree branches that had been twisted by the wind, but not actually snapped off; and to wage continued warContinue reading “It Had Been Got At”

Doing The Hokey Cokey

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED We continued with the garden clearing after the storm today. It was so hot that it was a case of ‘In, Out, In, Out’ from the cooler indoors to the stifling outside as we continued with the tasks begun yesterday. Hopefully, we are back to normal now. Here is aContinue reading “Doing The Hokey Cokey”

Recovery

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED As the wind has dropped and the temperature soared, we now enter into a heatwave. The recovery work in the garden is under way. Clearing fallen branches, staking up plants, watering, and dead-heading were the order of the day. Jackie staked up the nicotiana in the PalmContinue reading “Recovery”

Interactive Issue

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Although the wind has lessened, it is still not conducive to clearing up. In addition to the breakages, this is what windburn can do, for example to the leaves and blooms of a begonia. We did water all the containers and dead head many roses. Perhaps weContinue reading “Interactive Issue”