Watching The Swans

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning I scanned the next dozen of my Streets of London colour slides, but had no time to write them up before Elizabeth arrived for lunch and the rest of the day. As I wrote yesterday, there is always tomorrow. After lunch, the three of usContinue reading “Watching The Swans”

The Beast Is Back

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. An early morning inspection revealed that The Beast is back. It has burrowed under the log and presumably wormed its way through the gap between metal stakes, having also chewed more of the fencing. I filled the gap with a spare stake. During this process I spotted another burrow atContinue reading “The Beast Is Back”

Spot The Difference

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING ON THE RELEVANT BOX. In today’s gardening division of labour my contribution was weeding the back drive, while Jackie continued planting, weeding, and watering. My main focus was on the bed alongside the new fence.Continue reading “Spot The Difference”

En Route To Cornwall

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF NECESSARY. A.P. Maintenance, in the form of Aaron and Robin, this morning, almost finished the fence they have built  between our garden and that of North Breeze. On the way through to the gate to the back drive, I enjoyed the early morning sunlight blazing through this hangingContinue reading “En Route To Cornwall”

Before And After: The Back Drive

A good part of the day, until I set the incinerator going at 4 p.m., was spent in selecting and printing the next section of the garden development album. If there was any task more daunting than anything else in the Old Post House garden, it was the back drive. This is what it lookedContinue reading “Before And After: The Back Drive”

Now And Then

Because of my severely restricted mobility my rambling currently is confined literally to ‘[My] Own Back Yard’, and metaphorically through my photographic archives. This morning I ambled along the back drive taking a few more shots of the North Breeze jungle next door. This chair rests behind the hedge we have pruned, revealing the dilapidatedContinue reading “Now And Then”

The Golden Touch

On the way through the garden this morning, to continue working on the back drive, I paused to admire Jackie’s two new planters, originally candle-holders from Redcliffe Nursery. They display her usual flair. Turning into the drive, I encountered the trail made by a mole. As this stopped at the site of the bonfire, perhapsContinue reading “The Golden Touch”

Studio Portraits

Becky, Ian, Scooby, and I repeated yesterday’s trip to Barton on Sea. This time the rain kept off and we walked down to and along the beach, climbing, by way of a fenced off footpath, up to the road near Sails Coffee Shop, and returning along the straight to Becky’s car. On the grass near the BeachcomberContinue reading “Studio Portraits”

Escape From Alcatraz

Today’s Lily, yet another different variety, has two layers of petals. After Jackie, making use of a couple of plates from the rail of the too large IKEA wardrobes, had repaired the bed head screwed to the weeping birch, we spent a long day completing the work on the clematis montana fence in the kitchen garden.Continue reading “Escape From Alcatraz”