The Light Of Day

This morning I handed in my sample for sending to the lab and enjoyed a telephone conversation with Doctor Moody-Jones who gave me an appointment for a week’s time after which the test results would be in and I would have completed the course of antibiotics.

One of the advantages of ignoring the steady drizzle and drop in temperature of an overcast day is that the diffused light is helpful for

photographing flowers, which I did this afternoon. These examples all bear titles in the gallery.

Bearing witness to Martin’s opening up of the beds is this

rhododendron which has never flowered since we came here a decade ago. Having experienced too much shade it now sees the light of day.

This evening Jackie visited Red Chilli for one of their excellent takeaway meals. The establishment was in darkness; closure notices and bailiff’s warning on the windows.

So she came home and we fed on pizzas and salad.


  1. So many beautiful photos, Derrick! I’m glad you were able to see a doctor sooner than later. Sometimes I wish we had your medical system, ours is an overpriced joke. I hope that Red Chilli isn’t out of business!

    1. Thank you very much, John. All the signs are that Red Chilli has collapsed

  2. Oh dear! A favourite takeaway closing – how awful. Mind you, pizzas sound like a reasonable substitute. I am glad you could bestir yourself to take such lovely photographs of the beautiful flowers in the garden.

    1. Thank you so much, Anne. Yes – the restaurant closure was a shock. They always delivered promptly and the food was excellent

  3. Beautiful title!
    All gorgeous flowers and flower portraits! Marigolds, foxgloves, and irises have special meanings and memories for me. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hope and pray the antibiotic works completely and all is well soon for you, Derrick!
    Bravo for Martin and The Rhododendron!! We must all look for the light of day…it’s there to be found…even if it’s only from within us! We can be the light! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Aw, that’s sad to hear about a fave restaurant closing.
    (((HUGS))) โค๏ธโค๏ธ

    1. Thank you so much, Carolyn. I’m pleased to have stirred special memories XX

  4. What an abundance of mixed flowers. You must both be very pleased.
    Iโ€™m pleased you spoke to your doctor and things are moving forward.

  5. Derrick, I hope the antibiotics do the trick.

    Sorry to hear that Jackie found a closed sign at one of your take-out spots. It’s disorienting when something like that happens. That said, pizza is nice.

  6. I especially like the Arthur Bell and the rose with the light diffused backgrounds. Good to know there’s hope for the plants who have not bloomed due to shade.

  7. That’s a beautiful bloom on your rhododendrum. We have one that I severly cut back because of an aggressive vine choking it and now it’s back to blooming – white flowers, though, not your bright pink!

  8. I enjoyed clicking through your garden pictures. I hope you’re soon right as rain. It’s sad when a favourite local place has to close, especially food, because you’ll never find that precise taste again. Perhaps a miracle will occur.

  9. Oi, waiting on test results! … seems the older we get the more tests we wait for, and the longer we wait. All digits crossed for good news. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. So glad your rhododendron bloomed finally! Beautiful!! Sorry one of your favorite restaurants is closed/closing. Owning and running a restaurant is a tough business! Love your flower photos, Derrick!

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