The Meteorologists Kept Their Promise

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. Becky, Ian, and Scooby returned, last night, to their home in Emsworth The wisteria, sharing its perch with a red rose, is now fully in bloom; and aquilegias (columbines in U.S.) areContinue reading “The Meteorologists Kept Their Promise”

Canine Paralympics

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE APPROPRIATE BOX. Today’s most recently bloomed clematis climbs over the arch spanning the Shady Path. This afternoon Jackie drove me out to the forest. Strong sunlight cast long or dappled shadowsContinue reading “Canine Paralympics”

Regeneration

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. Today I was mostly digging up brambles and pruning dead branches from a yellow Japanese maple in the Palm Bed, seen here beyond the Cryptomeria Bed stepping stones. The red oneContinue reading “Regeneration”

My Busy Day: Guest post from Scooby as dictated to Becky

Today was quite a busy day.  When it got light-time the Grandpa Person came down from the upstairs nests.  I looked at him but think it is better not to say anything cos sometimes he doesn’t understand.  I pretended I don’t see him and go back to sleep.  When the Mummy Person came down IContinue reading “My Busy Day: Guest post from Scooby as dictated to Becky”

Wolf Blomfield 31st January 1929 – 19th April 2017

When he died just over a week ago, Wolf Blomfield had been my close and loyal friend for almost half a century. Jackie and I attended his funeral today at Golders Green Crematorium. Ian, accompanied by Becky, made the journey as easy as possible by driving us there and back. Here he is helping Louisa with herContinue reading “Wolf Blomfield 31st January 1929 – 19th April 2017”

Heron In Flight

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. This morning I printed yesterday’s random header picture for our friend Mary. We posted it this afternoon. After lunch Jackie and I took two orange bags of garden pruningContinue reading “Heron In Flight”

The Beast Is Back

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. An early morning inspection revealed that The Beast is back. It has burrowed under the log and presumably wormed its way through the gap between metal stakes, having also chewed more of the fencing. I filled the gap with a spare stake. During this process I spotted another burrow atContinue reading “The Beast Is Back”

Driving The Buggy

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN THE GROUP ACCESS A GALLERY THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. This morning I spent wrestling with BT over Broadband. Just before this I received a scam call purporting to come from BT Accounts. I gave the callerContinue reading “Driving The Buggy”

Oh Yes – We Did Have An Easter Egg Hunt

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. This morning Aaron began weeding the Brick Path. Bees were feasting on the tiny blooms of tellimas which grow quite profusely. Noticing Becky wandering around the garden gathering up Scooby’sContinue reading “Oh Yes – We Did Have An Easter Egg Hunt”

An Owl Hunt

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. This morning I made a little more progress on weeding the back drive. The new lilies have begun to flower. Matthew arrived with Poppy just before lunch. Our granddaughterContinue reading “An Owl Hunt”