Where’s Martin?

Martin and Jackie spent several hours between them this morning weeding and clearing; I chipped in with some of each and mostly dead heading, largely concentrating on the Rose Garden, of which I wish I could convey the scents. After lunch I recorded the general scenes, as usual titled in the galleries. View east fromContinue reading “Where’s Martin?”

Slaking Its Thirst

On another bright-sunny-cool afternoon I took a tour of the garden In the front crab apple blossom, and clematis Montana, the first accompanied by budding pink climbing roses, the second by hybrid bluebells. I made a number of images from upstairs, The views from the stable door and from the kitchen path towards the greenhouseContinue reading “Slaking Its Thirst”

Used Fireworks

All was quiet and still early this morning. Storm Eunice had passed on and the sun shone. We began by shopping at Tesco. After half an hour the skies darkened, the wind speed rose seemingly faster than the predicted 46 m.p. h., and heavy rain steadily descended throughout our subsequent forest drive. A team mustContinue reading “Used Fireworks”

This Last Afternoon Of November

David Chesworth, who understands the degrees of family relationships, and knows he is my second cousin once removed, this morning sent me his version of yesterday’s sunset that he named Le Dragon. I really do think I finished with the paperwork today as I emptied the second little cabinet that stood beside my desk, andContinue reading “This Last Afternoon Of November”

Hollow Post On Fire

I’m doing my best to rest my right shoulder today, which severely limited my angles of focus as I held my 35 mm lens to photograph some garden views on my way to examine the last of the Head Gardener’s incineration, to which I could make no contribution. The pictures show the final demise ofContinue reading “Hollow Post On Fire”

Preparing For Winter

Today was one of administration spent on Mum’s estate; e-mailing photographs; and Max’s home visit from Peacock Computers. The photographs were for a WordPress interview coming up soon. I was able to access the Probate Forms on line and actually begin to fill them in. Some sections offered yes or no choices with boxes toContinue reading “Preparing For Winter”

Ready For Her Close Up

This morning we drove Jan, Bob, and DeAna to New Milton station for the next stage of their journey to Switzerland. Jan e-mailed me three photographs taken on the platform for Waterloo. Jackie and Jan by De; Jan and Derrick by De; and Bob and De by Jan. A brief inspection of further storm damageContinue reading “Ready For Her Close Up”

We Haven’t Done Too Badly

On another blustery morning we carried out domestic indoor tasks and I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2021/09/28/a-knights-tale-42-i-find-my-direction/ Later Jackie righted most of the fallen pots; I set up a few more, gathered up more tree twigs, and picked up the mirror which was fortunately undamaged. The Head Gardener cleared some broken plants and tied up others. I tookContinue reading “We Haven’t Done Too Badly”

“Hello Barbara”

Mum perked up yesterday afternoon. When Elizabeth and Jacqueline arrived she was sitting up in bed, drinking from her own cup. She stayed awake for two hours; conversed lucidly; and consumed a little liquid nourishment, antibiotics, and water. Staff were concerned about her breathing overnight and she is to be given morphine to make herContinue reading ““Hello Barbara””

We Still Have Some Colour

This morning I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2021/09/10/a-knights-tale-31-mugging-more/ When shopping at Lidl yesterday Jackie discovered quite a number of empty shelves. In the central aisles she did find some flat-pack ones that she would like for the garden. She found them so easy to assemble and returned for more today. She bought another four packs. There are nowContinue reading “We Still Have Some Colour”