Keep Off My Roof

Jackdaw on rooftop 4


We carried out a little more gardening maintenance today.

Jackie concentrated on conditioning beds and pots like this sweet pea trough.

Jackie preparing sweet pea trough 1

It was not her own hunger that caused her to apply her teeth to the seal of the Miracle Gro tub.

Sweet pea trough

This was food for the plants.

Compost on oval bed

In addition to my usual clearing up after the Head Gardener, I transferred more barrow loads of compost to the Oval Bed.

A sleek jackdaw patrolling our ridge tiles, head turning this way and that, uttered repeated warning cries of ‘Keep off my roof’.

This evening we dined on roast chicken; sweet and ordinary roast potatoes; sage and onion stuffing; with green and orange mixed veg, namely Brussels sprouts, carrots, and green beans. Jackie drank Hoegaarden and i drank Cimarosa Limited Edition shiraz 2014.

Published by derrickjknight

I am an octogenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs. In these later years much rambling is done in a car.

28 thoughts on “Keep Off My Roof

  1. Speaking of roofs…you have a very expensive roof on your house, too. Wow, that would be a job just to carry those heavy tiles up.

  2. I can just see the breakdown of the first 3 photos. You are photographing Jackie at her labors – and she is so intense that she doesn’t notice you – but then in at that third photo she sees you and laughs. Such a sweet happy smile she has.

  3. You abode is home to exotic flora and fauna and a smattering of squatters, not to speak of the Big Beast whom you skipped in today’s offering. The Head gardener has a doughty spirit!

    1. If it was a chicken Brian, I would welcome it in! Then go out and get the ingredients for more sage and onion stuffing.

  4. You are so lucky that Jackie doesn’t hit you over the arm (or head) with a potato or something else! I would be so upset if you took that candid photo of me opening a container with my mouth!
    Just have to say what’s on my mind. . . πŸ™‚
    The jackdaw on his mission to patrol the tiled roof peak amused me, Derrick!

    1. Had Jackie been likely to object, I wouldn’t have taken it. In fact if I think any photo of anyone isn’t attractive it gets binned. Never stop saying what’s on your mind. Thanks a lot, Robin

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