Nine Years On

Early this morning I watched a recording of the Women’s Rugby World Cup quarter final match between New Zealand and Wales.

After lunch I wandered around the garden on another balmy shirt-sleeves- afternoon, primarily to admire

Martin’s work on the Shady Path.

As can be seen, the weeds are gone, but beech leaves

and Mrs Popple blooms are beginning to weave a new carpet;

the Gazebo Path still sports weeds and more welcome encroaching plants;

the Heligan path, named because when we first arrived nine years ago we didn’t know it was there,

is becoming almost as overgrown as it was then;

the Brick Path,

the Phantom Path,

and the Kitchen Path are all flanked by still blooming beds.

This afternoon we took a short forest drive which I will feature tomorrow.

Tonight we dined on Jackie’s wholesome chicken stewp. She had drunk her Hoegaarden beforehand. I finished the Malbec.

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.

67 thoughts on “Nine Years On

  1. It all looks beautiful, then and now. We are also having a balmy day here. It is up around 70 degrees this afternoon. The forecast keep shifting. Today is warmer than expected.

  2. I first read ‘Heligan’ path as ‘Hegelian’ path. I wasn’t sure what kind of dialectic might be involved in such a garden, but if a Hegelian garden ended up looking like yours, it would be all to the good. (I did finally sort out my confusion, and learned some interesting things about the Lost Gardens of Heligan in the process.)

  3. I love winding pathways. The Shady Path looks great. The rest of the paths are just in various stages of naturalness. Though I don’t follow any spectator sports, I’m glad women’s rugby is so popular.

  4. The Garden is a mini town in itself. The paths have interesting histories and present. The Mayor of the Town is wearing an engrossed look. The Chronicler knows every inch of the territory, every angle and the opulence of flora across the variations of the seasons.

  5. Lovely photos! They are a good reminder that a garden is like life, like relationships…it takes some effort and work, but it is well worth the reward! 🙂
    Jackie is the most beautiful flower in the garden! ❤️
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

  6. You still have a lot to look at and admire, Derrick. I was thinking the fallen leaves on your path look a bit like shells. We’ve had a couple frosts, so many flowers are gone, but the changing leaves on the trees (and also on the ground) are beautiful this year.

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