Selective Enlargements


Whilst in the bathroom this morning I noticed, through the window, that clematis Carnaby has made its sun-seeking way through the wisteria.

Osteospermum, geraniums, and other flowers still line paths such as this Gazebo one.

Also aiming high is the clematis (Lidl pink) topping the Agriframes arch

beyond which the solanum still covers the dead tree. Please note that the Head Gardener has now placed the blue plastic trug underneath the bench.

The morning was dull enough, and rain poured down all afternoon.
Jackie drove us to Wessex Photo at Ringwood where we selected Becky and Ian’s wedding album from a selection they had brought in for us.

Back at home I made two further selective enlargements to be in included. One was of the happy couple hamming up a romantic pose;

the other was of the bride’s bouquet.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s splendid special fried rice supplemented by Lidl pork spare ribs. The Culinary Queen drank Hoegaarden, while Elizabeth and I drank Sax Loquuntur Rioja 2015.


  1. Such happy pictures, Derrick. Including the clematis sneaking up through the wisteria! I should have planted a clem next to my wisteria, since the wisteria rarely bloomed.

  2. I have to admit I really like Becky’s sparkly sequined bodice on her dress and it suits the gypsophila bouquet flowers perfectly as you captured in your close up. The blue bucket made me laugh out loud as I imagined what the head gardener would have to say about that being photographed πŸ™‚ I love how the garden can be viewed from any room in your house and look amazing!

  3. Beautiful photos, Derrick! All of them are smile-bringers!
    You have a lovely view from your bathroom!
    The blue plastic trug did catch my eye!
    How wonderful that you found a photo album for the happy couple!
    Tell The Head Gardener/Culinary Queen that I love seeing the fruits of her loving labors!
    HUGS for all of you!!! πŸ™‚
    PS… How is your Mum doing today?

  4. Beautiful photos. Your garden seems to be beautiful in all seasons. I agree with Pauline’s comments–though I like the blue bucket. I can imagine some Impressionist painter’s garden painting with that little focal detail.

  5. Looks like another great day. Garden is looking good and the catering seems up to the mark. I was a bit worried about your alcohol intake but re-reading showed I’d mixed up “six” and “sax”. πŸ™‚

  6. Ian and Becky look quite enchanting, Derrick through your gifted lens! Quite a happy, beloved photo to keep forever.
    I was enjoying the garden pictures with the arching leaves as framing flowers were featured. Charming garden enlargements! ? ? ?

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