Views From Upstairs Windows

On this largely overcast drizzle-drip-day succumbing to one brief heavy downpour after lunch, my only outing was for a successful chiropractic session with Eloise, before which I photographed a series of images of the garden

from similar vantage points through upstairs windows, focussing on the golden blooms of Arthur Bell; the red climber near the eastern fence; the red lanterns pendent from the Chilean tree; the spiky-leaved cordyline Australis, whose buds show its heady scent will soon pervade our flourishing plot; and a more distant red rhododendron.

Thereafter I lost myself in Jane Eyre.

This evening we dined on tender roast lamb, gravy and mint sauce; a cheese scone; boiled new potatoes; carrots, cauliflower, broccoli stems; and green beans, all perfectly cooked by the Culinary Queen.


  1. Wow the garden looks fantastic, guys! I’d love a walk through it. Dinner sounds completely delicious, Jackie! ????????❤️

  2. I’m glad you had a successful chiropractic session. Thank you for the views from above. I always enjoy those. Take care!

  3. Your from up above garden photos are so lovely! They give us a sense of the garden’s size and beauty! 🙂 And I ALWAYS enjoy your poetic prose concerning the garden-members! (Hey, Arthur Bell! 🙂 )
    Ooh…another delicious meal from the CQ! After reading Jackie’s menu, I’m gonna’ fix a big pan of roasted veggies! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) ❤️❤️

  4. Your elevated window photos are a wonderful overall perspective of the garden Derrick … and we are having cold “drip-drizzle” foggy morning … only 6’C

  5. Lovely garden as always.
    I wish we had some downpour too.
    I love how Eloise the chiropractor came in slowly and is becoming a steady feature just like Jackie’s sumptuous dinners.

  6. Beautiful view from the upstairs windows.
    It poured down here from early morning and was still raining heavily at bedtime. I’m glad i didn’t need to go out.

  7. What a lovely view of your garden from your upstairs window, Derrick. Your meal from the Culinary Queen sounds delicious.

  8. I like the views from the upper window, too. Such a variety in color and form of the plantings!

    The dinners Jackie makes sound better than any restaurant I know!

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