Summer Time

Just before lunch I posted

This afternoon, while Jackie and Flo toured the garden centres in successful search of trailing plants for hanging baskets, I pulled up a few weeds and photographed

some of our flowers, all of which are titled in the gallery.

The New Wheel Inn is the now privately owned and refurbished incarnation of the Wheel Inn Community Pub, our favourite which was a casualty of the first Covid lockdown. This evening we dined there. The changes to the building are minimal, but all fresh, clean, and in keeping with the original.

We dined there this evening. Food and service were good. I chose sirloin steak with all the trimmings which was cooked as I had asked; Jackie’s main course was meaty belly of pork with perfect crackling and green cabbage; Flo’s, fish, chips, and peas. Flo and I each followed this with orange bread and butter pudding with brandy custard; Jackie’s dessert was cheesecake. Jackie drank Heineken, Flo, J2O, and I, Ringwood’s bitter.

Published by derrickjknight

I am an octogenarian 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. In these later years much rambling is done in a car.

71 thoughts on “Summer Time

  1. Your garden is full of its summer finery now — and I ope the weather has settled down so that you will have fewer disasters through the season! What a beautiful place you and Jackie have created! And how nice that your favorite pub has come back and seems to do well!

  2. Glad your pub has come back and is open again. We have read reports that the UK is soon to experience shortages of fish and chips due to the Ukraine/Russian conflict leading to high prices. Hope those reports are exaggerated!

  3. It definitely looks like summer! Your flowers look beautiful. I particularly liked the “Arthur Bell” shot.
    How nice that you still had a great dinner at the new version of the restaurant.

  4. Absolutely delightful! I cannot pick one favorite, but summertime, pink abundance, and the climbing Arthur Bell are wonderful!

  5. Such beautiful flowers. Jackie and Flo should have no trouble finding something for a hanging basket this time of year.
    What a feast! It’s good that the changes to your favorite pub were minimal.

  6. Every flower put on it’s best smile for you!
    I am especially intrigued by the Euphorbia and the Honesty seed pods! 🙂
    The overfly is busy at work!
    I read that Just Joey was bred by Roger Pawsey and he named it in honor of his wife, Joey. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

  7. Be still my heart! These flowers are incredible. And I appreciate how you’ve labeled each photo. Many I knew, but some not. Pansies are my favorite spring flower. They grow profusely in planters/boxes/hangers here in NE in spring. When I was a child, I told everyone my name was Pansy. Pansy Wight. 🙂

  8. Very summery! I would not have expected peonies to be flowering at the same time as roses. Are the roses early this year, do you think?

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