The Green Man

It was just about warm enough on a not very bright morning for us to visit Mum in the beautifully designed, planted, and well maintained, garden at Woodpeckers this morning. While waiting for my mother to be wheeled out I enjoyed a conversation with the gardener who works on this plot with the help ofContinue reading “The Green Man”

A Haven Of Peace After The Storm

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY This morning we wandered around the garden investigating signs of Spring regrowth. We have snowdrops, hellebores and crocuses coming into bloom. The still small daphne odorata is keeping its powder dry until the temperature is warm enough for its burgeoning buds to burstContinue reading “A Haven Of Peace After The Storm”

Tending Livestock And Crops

Writing three-quarters of a millennium ago, Geoffrey Chaucer, our earliest great poet, in his classic ‘Canterbury Tales’ displayed a talent for capturing characterisation with simple descriptions of clothing and habits.  Whether or not she was inspired by this writer, the modern P.D. James has this facility in abundance, as demonstrated by ‘A Certain Justice’ whichContinue reading “Tending Livestock And Crops”