Shooting One-Handed

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Soon after Mat, Tess, and Poppy returned home I watched the recorded thrilling final quarter of the Six Nations rugby match between England and France; and the second half live of the Wales v. Italy game.

It has been a dull day, but one that was dry enough to wander round the garden and view our ever increasing daffodil, camellia, and hellebore blooms. I am indebted to an exchange with Cheryl to give me the confidence to hold up the bowed head of the single hellebore. The photo cyan speck on one of my fingers came from my Canon printer ink as I changed the cartridge when printing for Aaron a set of the photographs I took of him pruning roses last week.

The moss-covered branch seen here is what is left of a New Zealand hebe that had snaked along the bed during the time the West Bed was largely overgrown. To its left a new stem, having reached the light, stands proudly covered in foliage which will soon produce flowers.

Jackie, Dillon, Flo, Ian, Derrick, Becky

This Mother’s Day evening Jackie, Becky’s mother, and Becky, Flo’s mother were joined by Flo, Dillon, Ian, and me for dinner at Lal Quilla. We’d mostly finished our meals before I remembered my camera, and waiter, Raoul took this photograph. My main course was king prawn Ceylon. We shared onion bahjis, various rices, two ponir dishes, parathas, and naans. Kingfisher, red wine, lemonade, and water were drunk.

45 thoughts on “Shooting One-Handed

  1. It’s so wonderful to see your spring flowers springing forth, Derrick. Happy Mother’s Day to Jackie and the other mothers. I agree with Jill and Pauline about Jackie looking happy and you looking devious. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I’ve seen some of the same flowers recently on my walks, but yours are particularly lovely. I like the close-ups.

    Your Mothers’ Day meal sounds delicious. We don’t celebrate Mothers’ Day until May.

  3. Derrick, can’t wait to see your spring flowers in full bloom!

    This past weekend, I watched the first season (6 episodes) of the Monty Don’s show, “Big Dreams, Small Spaces,” now on Netflix. What a delight!

  4. Your moss covered branch appeals to my liking Derrick, every time I come across moss covered ground it gives me a comfortable feeling of stepping back in time, much like a gentle reminder of the past and evolution. That’s it for my maudlin thoughts mate. Cheers

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