A Little Optimistic

Early this morning I watched the recording of last night’s rugby World Cup match between France and Namibia.

Later I took advantage of a sunny morning to take a brief walk round the garden before the rain set in for a few hours, and another when the sunlight returned this afternoon.

The air, when dry, was warm and fresh, and attracted bustling bees, as well as my camera lens.

Liquid light played across my garden views

and enhanced individual blooms. As usual the selections in each gallery bear their own titles.

Later I watched the live broadcast of the rugby match between Argentina and Samoa while tucking into the plate of cold meats and salad Jackie had left for me while this branch of the family joined Becky and Ian for the latter’s Birthday celebration at Milford on Sea’s Britannia Thai restaurant. My intention to lead the party had been proved a little optimistic after yesterday’s outing demonstrated that I was not yet fit for another.


  1. “Liquid light” … I love this description! Sorry you felt the need to remain at home, but it sounds like the sensible option.

  2. That ruffly orange rose is beautiful! I’m glad you took a little extra time for recuperation. There will be other gatherings — and at least you weren’t stuck at home in nasty weather.

  3. Sometimes we have to pace ourselves and take care of ourselves. Thursday, I did my volunteer work, but could not do the second event I had planned to go to. The garden photos are lovely. I especially like the brick path with the arch and the violet Clematis.

  4. I’m sorry you missed the evening celebrations and even sorrier that you are still under the weather.

    Your rose images are beautiful, but the shot of Lady Emma Hamilton sporting a freshly showered look is my favourite.

    1. Thanks very much, Sue. We had a good evening after they got back. I just wasn’t up to going out for a meal and all that involves

  5. So sorry you are still not up to going out to eat…but, glad you rested and I know you will be well soon. Keep being patient with yourself.
    Gorgeous flower photos! You are magnificent at taking light and shadow photos.
    Ooh! Looks like the bees did enough busy work for all of us. 🙂
    Happy Birthday to Ian!
    (((HUGS))) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  6. I love the little white flowers above the pale pink rose. So delicate. They look like a cross between a strawberry bloom and a poppy. Can you reveal what they are?

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