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Late this morning Becky and I checked on the chimney pot planter she had successfully refreshed yesterday. She was able to photograph the results;
and I photographed her doing so.
Bees were very active, and I was unable to resist recording this one in a cosmos.
We returned to the house and Becky added her input to this post. So expert is she with Microsoft computers and so adept at mobile phone photography that it was a pleasant experience for me to instruct her in the use of DSLR and loading pictures onto the iMac for transfer to WordPress. Naturally I gave my daughter a free hand in the process, and would therefore hope readers will forgive her idiosyncratic titles for some of the galleried images.
This afternoon we watched the World Cup football knockout match between France and Argentina. Soon afterwards Jackie returned home, having enjoyed three days with her sisters in a static caravan at Bowdens Crest Caravan and Camping Park at Langport in Somerset.
Jackie would have been proud of the excellent chicken curry with special rice that Becky produced for the three of us this evening. This followed vegetable samosas. I drank Patrick Chodot Fleurie 2016. Jackie had already drunk her Hoegaarden beforehand, and our daughter abstained.
That was quite a game – good-bye Messi. And now it looks like good-bye Rolando too. This World Cup is full of surprises. So did Russell come back to bother Jackie?
Not yet, Karen. Thanks very much
Good save on the chimney planter Becky! It’s lovely to see that shared interest in photography – what a team! I’m hoping Russell swoops back in now to greet his long lost mama!!
Thanks very much, Pauline. We will see what happens
It’s nice that you and Becky can each share your expertise. Beautiful shot of the bee, Derrick! I love to watch the bumblers bounce from flower to flower. I’m sure you’re happy to have Jackie home.
We are. Thanks very much, Jill
I really like the shot of the bee.
Thanks a lot Rabirius
I can’t read the ‘idiosyncratic titles’ on the WordPress reader on my mobile. But I can smell the samosas!
Thanks very much, Uma. The best was ‘Chimley fla las’ echoing granddaughter speak for chimney flowers
I agree, that was the best. Becky is a riot.
Lovely photos, Derrick. I particularly love the one with the pink cosmos and bee (it looks like it’s lying down for a nap).
Thanks very much, Val
Oh Derrick, your Bee photograph is very special, and your little capturing of nature at it’s purest warmed my soul
Thanks very much, Ivor
Nice touch Derrick. I love that pink Cosmos. And chicken curry, wow….another favorite!
Many thanks, Arlene
I am partial to bees.. thank you =^_^=
🙂 Thanks very much, Dymoon
nothing wrong with your “photo eye & clicking finger” =^_*=
Vegetable samosas are on my list of favorite foods!
🙂 Thanks very much, Luanne
Want them NOW!
Becky has been such a good busy-bee helper to you and to the garden! How wonderful for you two to spend time together!
Glad Jackie is home safe now!
Your bee photo is beautiful and made me smile!
Thanks very much Carolyn X
You have Becky to thank for saving the chimney plant. I wouldn’t want to be you if she hadn’t and then Jackie comes home!!
Wonderful shot of the bee in the flower.
Chimley fla las is great. 🙂
It’s wonderful that you and Becky have been able to spend time together, but I’m sure you are happy to have Jackie home.
We are all happy to be together. Thanks very much, Merril
The bee may have been in a cosmos – she also looked like she was comatose.
Possibly 🙂 Thanks a lot, Paol
Fun! I bet you were happy to have Jackie back but also to see Becky go. Love those titles!
Many thanks, Laurie.
Thought you might like to see this boat/garden in your own UK>
Many thanks, GP. I have followed this blog
I thought you and Annika might get along!
Nice to get other family members to provide their expertise to your post.
It is certainly a help, Gary. Thanks very much
Excellent bee photo! Fun to see what you and Becky have been up to.
Many thanks, Jodie
I love Becky’s titles, especially the fla las! Welcome home, Jackie!
Thanks very much, from us both, Clare
My pleasure, Derrick!
Becky quite clearly has a flair for interesting photo captions as they are very entertaining. I presume, having checked some of your captions, that this is a talent inherited from her mother.
(Not that I can afford to cast aspersions as my photo captions, if I can be bothered, are both dull and duplicated. I clearly need to find some talented children.)
Becky is a real wit. It was her who offered to be my poof redder. Must be from her mother.Thanks a lot, Quercus
Agreed – my poof redding is diabollickal. If only I had a talented child…