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I dozed through the early parts of the day. At 4. p.m. Jackie set me up on Mum’s perching stool at a vantage point beside the bricked-in well, and I emerged, blinking, into strong sunlight to the sweet, sonorous, symphonies of vibrant birdsong.
While she continued to labour away in the sweltering heat, I perched and photographed what met my eye. When she caught me standing unaided and shifting the stool to give me a better angle down the Brick Path, she exclaimed: “I’m sure I can’t allow that.”
My choice of this evening’s ready prepared meals was suitably bland cod mornay with mashed potato and peas.
It’s good Jackie is taking care of you! But you managed to get in some wonderful shots anyway. 🙂
Many thanks, Merril. A whole new perspective
I understand you can’t stop a social worker or a photographer ?
🙂 Thanks a lot msw
It looks like a lovely place to have a rest. Having a warden sounds amusing too, in its way–
Thanks very much, Donnalee
Lovely! I am a clinical social worker and photographer, and so is my daughter, so we relate to the above comment!
🙂 Me too, as you know, Cindy. Thanks very much
Take it easy. Too much too soon could set back the healing process.
I keep reminding myself of that; it doesn’t hurt to add other voices. Thanks a lot, Rosaliene
It must feel good to be outside in your lovely garden, after all those days in hospital ?
It does, Marina, but I still can’t do much more than a quarter of an hour. Thanks very much
Head Gardener-Chef-Nurse knows best!!
🙂 She would agree, GP Thanks very much
Jackie has everything under control!
🙂 Thanks a lot, Jill. As a neutral in the rugby match, please give Derek my commiserations
Jackie has such a talent for making every square centimetre of her garden interesting to the senses……. the colour and texture are obvious in your photos, and I bet there are sounds to accompany it all too! Being immobilised has its blessings it appears. I did give a chuckle at her comment over your attempts at independent movement! Bland food however, is not what you are used to!
🙂 Very many thanks, Pauline. The birdsong is prolific at the moment – and we hear the crackling of pheasants. I’m still on nursery food
What a wonderful garden.
Many thanks, Brenda. And I haven’t seen much of it yet. 🙂
The beautiful places keep us moving forward.
Amazing summer garden paradise! Enjoy and take care of yourself with your excellent supporter Jackie help!
Many thanks, Alexander
Derrick, I hope you are doing well.
Slowly, Alexander. Many thanks
Speed in that situation is not really good choice. The main thing is to come to normal condition with no trouble.
Ah, beautiful! Spring is here!
Many thanks, Karolina
I’m so glad you’re able to get outside and that your weather is so nice!
It’s getting me moving, which I don’t really want to do. Many thanks, Leslie
I love what she said!!!!!
🙂 Thanks a lot, Lynn
That is very protective of Jackie. My vote is strongly with her. Nonetheless, your enthusiasm is infectious. Out here the mercury has been surging past 45 °C on a regular basis and my new DSLR is aestivating like a snail in a wooden crevice. Meanwhile, our Homemaker has issued a stringent advisory against all such enterprises…
Very many thanks, Uma. I hope you get to enjoy your new camera
Heh, heh, heh … perfect phrasing! 😀
🙂 Thanks very much, Widders
Jackie is so tactful,,,that was very nicely put!
Many thanks, Diane
Your photographs have an more intimate feel to them. You should confine yourself to one spot more often. 🙂
That is what I am discovering, Mary. Many thanks X
Good to see you home and getting up to hi-jinx.
🙂 Hi-jinx, I like. Many thanks, Gwen
What a bowtiful garden ?
Thank a lot, Emma
Not so patiently goes the patient, being patiently reminded by the patient minder… Patience and persistence will get you there Derrick.
ppppleasant comment, Ivor. Many thanks
Amazing photos! It looks like you both have your hands full!?
Thanks a lot, Elisabet
You seem to be getting rather adventurous in a short time. But the garden is very inviting.
It gets me out there. 🙂 Thanks a lot, LL/PS
What a splendid place to recover!
🙂 Thanks a lot, Laurie
Nature is a great tonic and Jackie has this right!
Thanks very much, Pamela
Take care, Derrick. Slowly does it! Beautiful photos 🙂
I’m going to welcome the expected wet day, Clare. Thanks very much
Good to see Jackie ? take care.
Thanks very much, Lakshmi
I suspect I’m in a minority here but I feel it would be much more fun if Jackie put you on a shooting stick. You’d have to behave then, or fall off.
The garden is looking beautiful. It’s a pity Jackie can’t work some of her magic on you. 🙂
Very many thanks, Quercus. Oh, I think you’d have some supporters 🙂
Looking at your garden Derrick, are you certain you did survive the operation and haven’t died and gone to Heaven ???
You have a lot to be proud of in the creation of such a beautiful colourful haven of visual pleasure.
Cheers, Ian. Great comment