Yesterday Jackie photographed these deep magenta gladioli Byzantinus in the evening sunlight.
This morning she focussed on her white and blush pink foxgloves
happily located beside viburnum Plicatum,
red Japanese maple and long lived camellia;
not forgetting blue iris, white Erigeron and osteospermum sharing a bed with diurnal orange poppies;
her favourite colour way of orange and purple pansies;
and burnished calendulas.
In the garden today one could almost trip over hungry fledgling birds.
Through the front windows Jackie watched and photographed a young dunnock being injected with nutriment.
Later, I watched an apparently abandoned quizzical youngster who had no instruction manual. It may have caught a winged insect, but didn’t really know what to do with it.
Meanwhile greenfinches swung on the almost empty seed feeder
while sparrows scrambled over each other for the last of the suet balls.
This evening, with Jackie’s superb extra garlicky savoury rice left over from yesterday, I produced a meal of Lidl’s prepared pork spare ribs and runner beans. I spent some time reading the instructions on the ribs packaging then was offered a quicker alternative method by the Culinary Queen, whereupon, feeling beset by Harry Enfield,
I had to get my head around a different procedure.
All turned out well in the end. Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the El Zumbido Garnacha Syrah.