Seeking Camouflage

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. The sun has returned after several days’ absence. I wandered around the garden with a camera. These photographs reflect the current conditions in our plot. Hibiscuses are now in full bloom. This one is at the front; as is this yellow climbing nasturtium sharing the garage frontageContinue reading “Seeking Camouflage”

North Of Regent’s Park

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today I scanned the next dozen of my Streets of London colour slides from October 2004. Tasteful washes decorate the facades of these houses in Regents Park Road NW1. This street in the Primrose Hill area of London is stocked with a multitude of long established independentContinue reading “North Of Regent’s Park”

At The End Of The Day

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Another wet day was spent distilling these last few scans from 120 more colour negatives from Michael and Heidi’s wedding reception of 5th October 1991. Here they are toasting each other before cutting the cake. James and Che were often in the frame. Rob, my former brother-in-law,Continue reading “At The End Of The Day”

What Was In That Glass?

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning we visited Caroline and Keith Martin in Highcliffe, where we enjoyed seeing the developments in their garden during this, their third summer there, and having a convivial conversation over coffee and biscuits. The weather was dull and overcast with showers of varying velocity. It was,Continue reading “What Was In That Glass?”

An Early Post Box

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. A couple of days ago Jackie made a new sign for The Dragon Bed, and left a photograph on my camera. Paul and Margery made a brief visit at lunchtime in order to deliver a birthday present ordered from their last exhibition. Both were looking in fineContinue reading “An Early Post Box”

Preparing For The Nuptials

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Heavy rain fell overnight. Although it lessened during the day, it continued to irrigate the garden. This meant a trip into the photographic archives. Today’s selection for scanning was from colour negatives of Michael and Heidi’s wedding on 5th October 1991. Some of us stayed at Michael’sContinue reading “Preparing For The Nuptials”

Mobile, cigarettes, chips, and coke

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Aaron, this Sunday, had removed two overhanging branches from a neighbours fir tree, and had dismantled an old temporary greenhouse cobbled together from panels found on our plot. Early this morning we chopped the branches into manageable chunks to fill an orange bag and, along with someContinue reading “Mobile, cigarettes, chips, and coke”

Destruction

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Yesterday afternoon, Jackie had been in the garden for some considerable time. This in itself was not exactly unusual, but I did think I should go out and ask whether she knew that it was raining. “Not in my greenhouse, it isn’t”. Entering the construction myself, IContinue reading “Destruction”

Sunshine And Showers

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Knowing that we were to expect heavy rain all weekend, and that the first hour or two this morning would offer sunshine and showers, we drove out to Mudeford seeking what light there was. This proved to be interesting. The sun came and went, offering dramatic cloudscapesContinue reading “Sunshine And Showers”