Not Much Damage

I spent much of the day either side of lunch producing https://derrickjknight.com/2021/12/08/a-knights-tale-76-issues-of-loss-change-and-resilience/ which I posted later.

I then uploaded garden photographs I had made earlier.

Pansies and viburnum usually flower all year round, but to find sunny solanum and winter flowering cherry together is not normally expected.

We still have a number of fuchsias in bloom.

Not much damage was caused by storm Barra. One broken and a few redistributed pots and watering cans; fallen strings of solar lights, rose stems, twigs from birch and beech; owls, and a path sign, were all we really suffered. We will right a few pots and garden ornaments and gather up the arboreal offerings when we feel in the mood.

This evening we dined on second helpings of yesterday’s Red Chilli takeaway with the addition of vegetable samosas. Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank Collin Bourisset Macon 2019.

Published by derrickjknight

I am a septuagenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs

71 thoughts on “Not Much Damage

  1. Pansies have such pretty, chirpy faces – even following a storm!
    Your photo of the cherry is lovely. So delicate. I hope it will not be harmed by the wild weather we’re having.
    Hope, too, that your lovely owls will be safe.

  2. Yes indeed Derrick, storms are very moody events .. “We will right a few pots and garden ornaments and gather up the arboreal offerings when we feel in the mood.”

  3. So sorry to hear about, and see, the storm damage. 😦 Aw, on the Florence Five Ways sign and the little owls. 😦 You know how much I love the owls that watch over your garden. πŸ™‚
    Those precious flowers, especially the sweet-pansy-faces, remind us that even tho’ delicate, they are strong and resilient. We must remember them when we are weathering our own personal life-storms. πŸ™‚
    It is a cold, gray, dreary-outside day here…rain and snow expected the next few days.
    But, the sun is brightly shining inside…the house and our hearts! πŸ˜€
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

  4. I’m rather surprised by your continuing blooms. I suppose your marine environment helps to keep things warmer, as it does here. There can be quite a temperature spread between south-of-Houston and north-of-Houston, and that’s less than a hundred miles.

    I enjoyed seeing your pansies. They used as bedding plants in commercial landscapes here, and the crews have been busy planting them in the past couple of weeks.

    1. I don’t know why the name was chosen, but I imagine it was from the island of Barra in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides (named after Saint Finbarr of Cork). Thanks very much, Anne

  5. It seems the big bad wolf Barra was riding was in a hurry to leave after all. The persisting flowers are a reason to cheer and they have rightly found their place in the chronicles.

      1. We are about 43 to 47 degrees latitude, and you are 50 to 56 degrees latitude. We are buried in snow in the winter. Where you live, the pansies bloom year round. Funny, isn’t it?

  6. I love winter flowering cherry, quite unusual for me. It looks like your garden will keep you busy the next couple of days. Good luck with cleaning.

  7. Your idea of “not much damage” and mine are different! That looked like waaay too much damage to me. You work so hard to create a beautiful garden and those storms seem relentless! I am read for them to stop toppling things in your beautiful oasis!!

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