Decidedly Not Smart

A number of terra cotta and yellow kniphofias have self-seeded at various places in the garden and have recently chosen to bloom rather late. These are in the Kitchen Bed, accompanied by hibiscus, petunias, Japanese anemones and fennel. This begonia and the pelargonium are recovering from near death with the benefit of Jackie’s tender care.Continue reading “Decidedly Not Smart”

Shadows On The Paper

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. THE TWO SINGLE PIECES OF ARTWORK CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. When our friend John Jones visited to paint and draw in ourContinue reading “Shadows On The Paper”

“An Artist In My Greenhouse”

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This week we have enjoyed three fine days. Tomorrow with also be fine. Today it drizzled most of the time. This, however, did not phase John Jones, an artist friend who had planned to depict the garden and was duly delivered by Paul Clarke this morning. JohnContinue reading ““An Artist In My Greenhouse””

Posthumous Portraits

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS GIVE ACCESS TO LARGER GALLERIES. Today I scanned the last of the Christmas 1985 negatives, and here present a selection. When you lunched at Mum’s you not only fought your way through a massive roast meal, but later, you were expected to consume a plentiful afternoon tea.Continue reading “Posthumous Portraits”

‘Follow Grandpa. He Knows The Forest’

The day was changeable, but better than predicted. This was a relief, for Louisa, Errol, Jessica, and Imogen came for the weekend. As soon as they arrived the two girls were into their princess dresses (see post of 16th February). Then they were off to explore theĀ garden, which would not have been possible had weContinue reading “‘Follow Grandpa. He Knows The Forest’”