Elizabeth Meets Ellie

This afternoon, while Jackie drove Flo, Dillon. and Ellie out shopping, I watched a BBC recording of yesterday’s delayed start of the final cricket Test Match between England and South Africa.

I then took a walk round the garden with my camera.

We had given up these gladioli in the heatwave. They have revived nicely as have the nasturtiums in the background.

Begonias are all doing well;

as are Japanese anemones.

A fly had visited Winchester Cathedral,

and a bee, verbena bonariensis.

Roses Crown Princess Margareta,

Doris Tysterman,

and Super Elfin, continue to thrive.

Elizabeth visited this afternoon to meet Ellie.

My sister stayed for dinner which consisted of oven fish and chips (haddock and cod); mushy peas, pickled onions and gherkins, with which Elizabeth and I drank more of the Côtes du Rhône; Jackie drank Hoegaarden; and Flo and Dillon drank fruit cordial.

Afterwards I watched the recorded highlights from today at the test match.

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.

65 thoughts on “Elizabeth Meets Ellie

      1. Thank you Derrick … for the fabulous link … my job tomorrow morning, prune my ‘leggy’ begonia … and yes, I think my plant is due for a bigger ‘pot’ ..

  1. The flowers look so beautiful! Gorgeous photos!
    I’m so glad Elizabeth got to meet Ellie, and spend time with her! 🙂 I look forward to the photos!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂 ❤️
    PS…I’ve always liked the word “gherkin”! 🥒 And they are tasty, too. One of my grandmas always called them Dutch gherkins. 🙂

  2. The garden still looks lovely going into mid September , Derrick and Jackie.

    I am sure Elizabeth had a wonderful time with little Ellie, and I looks forward to seeing the photos. ❤️

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