Where Can She Put Them?

Early this morning I watched a recording of last night’s rugby World Cup match between New Zealand and Namibia.

When I walked round the garden afterwards the temperature was hot; the air humid; the skies overcast.

This, and the amount of colourful blooms (all identified in the gallery) demonstrate that summer has no intention of being pushed aside by autumn.

Jackie has been quietly collecting bulbs to bury for next spring. As I noticed her most recent purchases I could not help wondering

where on earth was she going to put them? As usual these locations are identified in their gallery.

This afternoon I watched the live matches between Samoa and Chile, and between Wales and Portugal.

For dinner this evening we all enjoyed a third sitting of Jackie’s chicken jalfrezi meal, without the samosas. She drank Hoegaarden and I Drank François Dubessy GSM 2021.


  1. “summer has no intention of being pushed aside by autumn”… this must be why winter here is reluctant to give way to spring temperature-wise!

  2. I know Jackie will find a spot; she’s a persistent sort. And speaking of persistence, I just experienced one of life’s little victories. In a previous post, you may remember my fussing about our postal service. Today, after two weeks of being absent and untrackable, the missing parcel showed up in my mail box. What amuses me is that the package has been marked “Intercept.” Somewhere, somehow, someone got the message that it needed to be stopped on it’s journey back to its sender, and actually delivered to me. Huzzah!

  3. i can’t help but smile reading this post, Derrick! i’m sure Jackie has a spot for all those bulbs. how blessed you both are surrounded by nature’s beauty! 🙂

  4. Your beautiful garden reminds me of the Shakespeare sonnet line: “…thy eternal summer shall not fade….” I especially like the purple clematis and the photo with the owl.

  5. I’m SURE Jackie already has it all figured out! Just be ready to take photos when the time is right! 🙂
    Gorgeous photos today, Derrick! Always nice to see Mrs. Popple and The Hot Lips! 🙂 Ooh! I spotted some owls! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    PS… “September is dressing herself in showy dahlias and splendid marigolds and starry zinnias.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

  6. Your flower garden reminds me of a song by Tagore

    ফুলে ফুলে ঢোলে ঢোলে
    বহে কিবা মৃদু বায়

    The branches bend with bunches of blooms. A breeze blows them gently.

    It’s difficult to translate Tagore.

    Beautiful garden as always

  7. Fabulous photos, my favourite are the roses.
    Our temperatures have dropped and it’s beginning to feel autumnal. Joshua lit a small fire in the log burner on Sunday morning!

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