The weather remained cool and breezy today with barely a glimmer of sunshine. We received welcome visits from Shelly this morning, and from Elizabeth this afternoon, each bringing birthday presents.
One of my sister-in-law’s gifts was a little pocket dead header which I employed on my photographic afternoon ramble round the garden.
It enabled me to produce a presentable picture of Doris Tysterman.
The rest of these photographs can be identified by clicking on any one to access the gallery. Don’t miss the bee and the hoverflies.
This evening we dined at Lal Quilla where we both started with Prawn purees; Jackie’s main course was chicken sag, and mine King Prawn naga; we shared a plain paratha and special fried rice, and both drank J. Tourville Rosé d’ Anjou 2018. The food and service was as good as always.
Now I am going to watch the Euro 20 football semi-final between England and Denmark.
This morning I cut the grass and produced a few photographs.
Individual titles appear on the galleries.
This afternoon I almost finished reading Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley which I will feature tomorrow.
Tonight’s dinner consisted of sag bhaji and mild prawn curry starter from Forest Tandoori followed by the main event in the form of Jackie’s spicy lamb jalfrezi and aromatic pilau rice, with which she drank Hoegaarden and I finished the Shiraz.
The light this morning was dull when I took a walk around the garden.
It looks to me as if WordPress have changed my gallery image sizes as they did yesterday. This will mean that nothing can be enlarged. I am also uncertain whether the galleries can be accessed at all. Should either of these situations arise, I will return to the Classic editor. I would appreciate feedback on this.
This afternoon the light was slightly better when I photographed a hosta blooming on the stumpery; the Virginia creeper brightening the back drive,
which also bears hot lips in its border;
bees plundering salvia and cosmos;
and a Red Admiral basking on warm paving bricks.
This evening we dined on Jackie’s classic lamb jalfrezi with mushroom rice and onion samosas. The Culinary Queen drank Hoegaarden and I drank Casillero del Diablo reserva Shiraz 2017.