A Post Covid Visit

On a warm and sunny day our friend Jessie who, because of Covid, has not been able to visit for three years, arrived in time for lunch to stay for the weekend.

It was delightful to catch up again, and for Jessie to be able to remind us of all the changes both inside the house and in the garden since our last visit.

We took a walk around the garden, where I photographed

a random range of roses, dahlias, and other plants all of which are labelled in the gallery.

This evening we dined on pork spare ribs in barbecue sauce and Jackie’s egg and mushroom rice.


  1. Oh, how wonderful! I know Jesse brightened you and Jackie’s day…AND I know you and Jackie and your garden brightened Jesse’s day! 🙂 I imagine Jesse noticed a lot of changes in the time between visits.
    All lovely photos…the Calendula and Lobelia photo is my fave! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy…they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

  2. wow that was some wait for you and your visitor but seems your garden knew you would be entertaining a few people and obliged with some lovely blooms…

  3. I’m happy to see so many flowers survived the winds and rain. Super that your friend was free to visit once again. Jackie’s rice sounds wonderful. I had spare ribs (pork) yesterday, too. Have a beautiful and blessed Sunday, Derrick. Hugs to {{{Jackie}}}. Today we finally get to go to Vissoie to spend the week with De & André and see their restaurant in person!!

  4. That must have been quite a reunion after all that time! My wife and I also follow 100% strict rules about going out and meeting people, and certainly, some of the pubs and restaurants of Nottingham could have been designed specifically to spread the pandemic.

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