Ladybird Or Ladybug Fly Away Home….

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN PAIRS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. The sun stayed away today until it was time for it to go to bed. My share of the garden clearance, under the necessary direction from the Head Gardener,Continue reading “Ladybird Or Ladybug Fly Away Home….”

Looking Up

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. This afternoon I printed a batch of photographs for Louisa and one in duplicate for Ian. All these images have appeared on previous posts, but that for Ian, of his father,Peter, and stepmother, Ally, has been cropped from aContinue reading “Looking Up”

It’s Beginning To Look A Little Like Winter

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ACCESS GALLERY THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Today’s weather was in complete contrast to yesterday’s. Although it was even warmer, rain persisted throughout the day. For as long as I felt I could risk soaking the camera I crept around the garden with it. The deciduous trees have nowContinue reading “It’s Beginning To Look A Little Like Winter”

Folding Flyers

Last night a full yellow, pink haloed, moon was framed by limbs of garden trees such as an evergreen mahonia or rolled in the grip of deciduous fingers of beech. This morning we collected Paul’s mount board from Wessex Print in Pennington and delivered this, the flyers, and exhibition prints to The First Gallery, where, whilst enjoying coffeeContinue reading “Folding Flyers”

Flaunting Longevity

This morning, before the afternoon wind got up and rain came down, Jackie and I weeded and removed more leaves from the rose garden, in readiness for the application of compost. We still have flowering snapdragons and geraniums, whilst winter cyclamens emerge from hibernation. The pink rose stands sentinel on the Oval Bed, and, showing signsContinue reading “Flaunting Longevity”

Diverted From The Task In Hand

A stiff breeze set our flaming foliage flickering in the strong morning sunlight casting shifting shadows. As I gently ambled around, I pulled the calf of my dodgy leg. Following the last two stormy days, I now have another excuse for avoiding weeding. The beech is now fully plumed; as are the Japanese maples; and theContinue reading “Diverted From The Task In Hand”

A Woman Paid My Fare

A full moon illuminated the kitchen at 3.30 a.m. this morning.  Somewhat later, but still too early for the sun to have turned the corner, a large fat baby blackbird monopolised the dish on the bird feeder, repelling all other boarders.  It confused us by attacking an adult blackbird that had at first been feeding it. Continue reading “A Woman Paid My Fare”

Meetings With Remarkable Trees

As I prepared our morning coffee in the kitchen, watching the early nuthatch enjoying his breakfast, ‘The Red Baron’ swooped, like a kamikaze pilot, with deadly aim.  The robin’s beak would have been buried in the side of his enemy, had not the milder creature taken off sharpish. A baby rabbit sat on the grassContinue reading “Meetings With Remarkable Trees”