Emergency Grounding

The bare copper beach brings clear signs of autumn to the garden, as Jackie continues her clearance of the Palm Bed and, in particular, the Dead End Bed. This New Zealand hebe has received heavy pruning. The thick limb to the right of the chimney planter, and supporting the remaining branches, has been rooted fromContinue reading “Emergency Grounding”

Someone Is Going To Regret It

AS USUAL, INDIVIDUAL PHOTOGRAPHS CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. CLICKING ON ANY OF THOSE IN GROUPS WILL ACCESS GALLERIES, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT In the late morning of this very hot Summer’s day, Jackie drove me to MudefordContinue reading “Someone Is Going To Regret It”

The Rat Catcher

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This is the owl our offspring gave Jackie for her birthday. Clearly this splendid sculpture needed a plinth on which to perch. Fortunately I had noticed one in the very dealership from which we had purchased yesterday’s troughs. So back we went to Molly’s Den and boughtContinue reading “The Rat Catcher”

Morning Light

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE AFTER SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. On Sunday mornings when Aaron is due to come, I nip down to the five-barred gate at the end of the back drive to open it so he can drive his vehicleContinue reading “Morning Light”

Responding To Comments

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today’s photographic projects were prompted by responses to recent posts. Yesterday’s offering included 35 photographs, and of those who favoured the very last one, Laurie Graves, herself an excellent blogger, suggested a large print. I made one of A3+ with a white margin. Various comments focussed onContinue reading “Responding To Comments”

Havoc

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT AS REQUIRED. Gusting 50+ miles per hour winds wreaked havoc overnight and today. They are due to continue until tomorrow morning. Pots and chairs, even the new heavy wooden ones, were blown down, and the taller plants, such as the nicotiana staked up a few days ago,  were bentContinue reading “Havoc”

Country Girl

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning I received a request from Judith Munns to post a daily wildlife picture on Facebook. I spent some time making a few selections and began with this one from https://derrickjknight.com/2015/04/14/close-encounters-of-the-asinine-kind/ This afternoon Country Girl was delivered. At Fiveways she has replaced the chimney pot, removed by JackieContinue reading “Country Girl”

Katie’s Wake

Storm Katie particularly selected our corner of Hampshire to belabour throughout the night with winds of up to 105 m.p.h. Having heeded the forecast our intrepid Head Gardener brought down many of her pots and protected other parts of the garden. Nevertheless, tears sprang to her eyes when she witnessed the devastation this morning. TheContinue reading “Katie’s Wake”

‘Strike While The Iron’s Hot…….’

A comment from my blogging friend, Mary Tang, on yesterday’s post led me to contemplate first names. Mary has met many people who share her prenomen. Apart from my Uncle Derrick, I have only come across three others who share my spelling. Strangely enough, they also all had the same surname. The first Derrick KnightContinue reading “‘Strike While The Iron’s Hot…….’”