Find The Colours

After lunch Matthew and Poppy arrived to spend the weekend with us.

Our granddaughter was keen to explore the garden again. She and Matthew walked around with a list of ten colours of which she was to find representatives. The only one that proved problematic was green.

I imagine there are enough colours in these pictures to cover the game. As usual, clicking on any example in each of the groups will access its gallery with the titles.

This evening we all dined on Forest Tandoori Indian Take Away’s excellent fare. Mat and I enjoyed lamb jalfrezi; Jackie’s choice was chicken shashlik; Poppy picked at a paratha. We shared various rices, a paratha, and onion bahjis. I drank Tsing Tao beer, and Jackie and Mathew chose Blue Moon.

P.S. As Jackie has so kindly informed me, the yucca is a phormium, so I have changed the title.


  1. There are so many colors in your garden, I wonder if Poppy came up with some new names? So many beautiful photos, Derrick, I can’t pick a favorite, but “Garden view from Ace Reclaim bench to house” could easily be a photo of a vacation site. πŸ™‚

      1. yes.. It was when I had it in the states, also,. I think I could occasionally get it in Thai restaurants, but the supply dwindled. Last time I had it, i met a beer distributor who had a case of it in the trunk of his car…in 1985!

  2. Your garden highlights your house beautifully Derrick, a joy for any child or adult to spend time in such a colourful environment, maybe a Tea house in the garden setting, serving hot scones and English tea for passing public who would be captivated with your garden.

  3. Great fun. The idea of green being problematical made me smile. That’s the best tribute a summer garden can have in my book!

  4. The beauties of auto-correct! Onion banjos! – diddle-ing ding ding ding, ding ding ding! Diddle-ing ding ding… πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ I prefer onion bahji’s, especially in a coriander flavoured batter. Yum!

    How glorious are your hemerocallis?? You garden is too lovely for words. πŸ™‚

      1. That’s why i prefer doing my own edits! πŸ™‚

        Although they can provide the odd moment of unexpected mirth! (And occasional embarrassment!)

  5. Happy birthday, Derrick! Hope you have a fantastic time with your family.
    What a delightful selection of photographs. Your garden is a beauty.

  6. Great job Derrick. Your flowers look wonderful and creative idea to entertain and teach your grand daughter nature’s colors!

  7. Great job Derrick. Your flowers look wonderful and creative idea to entertain and teach your grand daughter nature’s colors!

  8. I know Matthew and Poppy brought joy and even more color to your weekend! πŸ™‚
    I love how you are sharing your photos! It is like a patchwork quilt of flowers…colors bursting forth! πŸ™‚
    Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful! (It was yesterday, right?!) I’m so glad your Mum birth-ed you! You add joy, beauty, wisdom (ETC) to the world! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

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