4 P. M. Watershed

On a very dull and wet morning we visited Mum at Woodpeckers. As usual, we had to be separated by a screen in which Jackie is reflected. In the second picture here my mother indicates where she recently had her second, painless, Covid vaccination.

It was not until 4 p.m. that the rain desisted and the sun put in an appearance.

Then I put down my book and took up my camera to look round the garden where sparkling precipitation prevailed, mostly on hellebores, and additionally on the amanogawa cherry blossom, camellia and others. Euphorbia, daffodils, primroses and the lichen flower on the Nottingham Castle bench are also pictured.

This evening we dined on Hunter’s Chicken Kiev; oven chips; and baked beans, with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I finished the Dao.


      1. I originally started the blog to support a group vcalled Quercus Community which my wife and one of her friends founded to get people with learning difficulties out in the open air. It developed into my own blog when we had to fold, by which time people were calling me Quercus and I never got round to changing it. Yes, Quercus Robur, which is a common tree round here, with the Major Oak and various others.

  1. It’s great you got to see your mom again, and also, that she’s been vaccinated. Your colorful flowers certainly brighten up the day! I love the raindrops on them.

  2. I’m so happy you were able to see your mother again, and that she’s had her second vaccine. That is good news. I always enjoy seeing her, too. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous flowers, Derrick. We are under a tornado warning, so we just brought in some of our smaller potted plants.

  3. I’m glad you were able to visit your mother again. We hope to visit my Dan for Easter but now we have the floods to contend with. Water over roads are down but there’s not much of the roads left behind.

    The garden photos are beautiful. I love the new blossoms.

  4. Good that your mother is fully vaccinated. And that you and Jackie could see her.
    Let’s hope it’s not too long before that screen can be removed.
    Your sparkling Hellebores and Cherry blossom are so particularly pretty. Such lovely soft colours. Just right for today.

  5. Your photos of the sun shining on the rain-bejeweled-flowers are beautiful!
    Your photos of your precious mum are EVEN MORE beautiful!
    I’m so glad she is well and got her vaccinations! I hope very soon you can hug her and sit face to face in the same room! πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚
    PS…the lichen flower is lovely! πŸ™‚

  6. your flowers always brighten the day.
    I’m pleased that you are seeing Mum on a regular basis, she must be so pleased about that.

  7. Your glistening blooms are so pretty! I’m glad you and Jackie were able to have a visit with your Mum and that she had her second shot with no ill effects.

  8. BEAUTIFUL flowers! I was thinking that lichen looked like a flower, too. There’s always something new to see in nature! Thank you for bringing so much beauty to us, Derrick.

  9. It is good you are getting to see your mother, at least through the screen. This has been a hard time for families.

    The spring flowers are beautiful, Derrick and Jackie! The lichen, too!

  10. I am glad to hear that your mother’s vaccination experience was not unpleasant, Derrick.
    Your garden is flourishing, and it is lovely to watch it coming into spring.

    1. It may be a while before restrictions are lifted, Laurie. At the moment Mum can have one designated visitor in her room on the alternate weeks fo half an hour. That is Elizabeth, who has to have a full test each time. Thanks very much.

  11. I enjoy seeing rain-drenched flowers – we remain sans rain – and love the special light the afternoon sun brings with it. It is good to hear about the vaccination programme – alas, we still await movement on that score.

  12. I enjoy your eloquence and like to imagine you speaking to your flowers as they bloom so beautifully. Your words and water do wonder, Sir Knight. Bless you, Jackie, and your mom.

  13. So happy to see that Mum has had her Covid shot. We have to have that lovely smile of hers around!!
    Have a wonderful day, my friends!

  14. So glad your mum is doing okay and has both her jabs! My second one is April 11. A time of gratitude and appreciation for your garden!

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