Today was once more hot, humid, and overcast.
This morning I printed a copy of my recent photograph of Aaron for his parents. His A.P. Maintenance tasks included the repair of
the door of the Orange Shed which had managed to beat the shed itself to collapsing;
and to level the uneven, sagging, brick footpath which had kept tripping me up in the
Rose Garden, from the south west corner of which can be viewed
this hydrangea and fuchsia Magellanica.
Chequerboard is another fuchsia hanging beside clematis Niobe which scales the Gothic Arch;
clematis Madame Julia Correvon forms a serpentine diagonal with her neighbour sidalcea;
another clematis tops the arch spanning the Phantom Path in this view from the Cryptomeria Bed to the greenhouse;
today’s final scene contains two more clematis climbing the kitchen wall, among petunias, pelargoniums, fuchsia Delta’s Sara, Erigeron and more.
After lunch I spent some time clearing up clippings from Jackie’s morning maintenance and carrying trug-loads to the compost bins. Reading occupied the rest of my afternoon.
This evening we dined on succulent roast lamb; crisp roast potatoes including ipomoea batatas; crunchy carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli; with meaty gravy. Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Rioja.