Life And Death

IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK WHICH MAY BE REPEATED This morning I employed several efforts at procrastination to defer my tackling the installation of the new Epson Perfection V850 Pro scanner. Included were reading a book, dead-heading roses, and a bit of clearing in the garden. Eventually, I got down to it, andContinue reading “Life And Death”

‘Did You See Those Chairs?’

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. On another dull morning I scanned the last few colour slides from 1980. In October Becky enjoyed pushing the buggy in Tooting Common. There was someone in it. That was Sam. Jessica was also on the walk. Here is Matthew the following month, and in December with Sam, who,Continue reading “‘Did You See Those Chairs?’”

The Doggie Bird

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM. REPEAT IF NECESSARY Ali, Peter, Becky, and Ian stayed overnight. When we had all surfaced we drove to the Beachcomber cafe in Barton on Sea for a brunch. Ali and Peter look forever young. Anyone familiar with my healthy café fry-ups may be surprised to see my smaller thanContinue reading “The Doggie Bird”

Before And After: The Brick Path

This morning Jackie continued her winter planting, such as this hanging basket and I pruned roses. Here are today’s offerings from the rose garden: Laura Ford, and the climber, Golden Showers. Following yesterday’s post, Jackie has given the Gazebo Path its correct sign. This afternoon Jackie drove us to New Milton for me to visitContinue reading “Before And After: The Brick Path”

The Wind That Shakes The Barley

Jackie is gradually sifting the old compost which still contains rubbish and woody material, to produce, with the addition of bonemeal, rich compost for the rose garden. We applied some today. The scented ground cover rose, Magic Carpet, attracting numerous bees, is spreading nicely; Kent has begun its second flush, and the climber, Golden Showers, hasContinue reading “The Wind That Shakes The Barley”