A Quarrel Of Sparrows

Stealth bombers dominate our front garden feeders. Silently they crowd the seed provider, with a considerable amount of spillage cleared up by robin Ron for whom this particular container was provided, and larger birds like blackbirds and woodpigeons. The voracious field sparrows dart onto any vacant perch. They engage in fearsome face-offs. Spreading or violentlyContinue reading “A Quarrel Of Sparrows”

La Chouette

Jackie was able to confirm the neighbourly status of our two resident robins. As she worked on the New Bed Nugget pottered around unconcernedly while his rival quietly chirped from the larch along the back drive. An owl, strictly une chouette, or perhaps un hibou, now stands on the retaining breeze block wall. Some yearsContinue reading “La Chouette”

The Garden Stirs

Did you know that when someone else washes your feet they tickle mercilessly? Well, they do, and this is not funny when you are trying not to jerk your knees. This afternoon whilst I watched the recorded highlights of the spellbinding Women’s Australian Open Final between Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova, Jackie toured the gardenContinue reading “The Garden Stirs”

Samuel Beckett Defaced

Knowing we were in for heavy rain this afternoon, Jackie ventured out on this drizzly morning to tackle the storm damage. The idea was that she would free what she could from the entanglements of the fallen tree, then call me to lift it. She seemed to be taking quite a long time, so IContinue reading “Samuel Beckett Defaced”

Storm Damage

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH MAY BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. FURTHER ENLARGEMENT MAY BE OBTAINED WITH A CLICK OR TWO This scene has featured in a number of posts over the years. The snake bark mapleContinue reading “Storm Damage”

Poppy Does Watering

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. As we sat on the patio chairs with Aaron and his partner Leah, discussing the morning’s gardening, Poppy appeared in the kitchen doorway. Matthew soon followed, completing the pleasant surprise. Granny was soon enjoying a cuddle. Poppy pottered around playing with pebbles and a car given toContinue reading “Poppy Does Watering”

An Owl Hunt

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. This morning I made a little more progress on weeding the back drive. The new lilies have begun to flower. Matthew arrived with Poppy just before lunch. Our granddaughterContinue reading “An Owl Hunt”

Interlopers

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. This morning we continued tidying the garden. The lovely daffodils occupying this old ginger jar have such long, slender, stems that they are unable to support their heavy heads in the garden. JackieContinue reading “Interlopers”

We’re Off Out

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. THE PAIR ACCESS A GALLERY THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Today we are travelling to Leatherhead for the annual Gilbert and Sullivan production of the Godalming Operatic Society directed by Jackie’s cousin Pat O’Connell. We intend to make our leisurely way there; join Helen, Bill, ShellyContinue reading “We’re Off Out”

Responding To Comments

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today’s photographic projects were prompted by responses to recent posts. Yesterday’s offering included 35 photographs, and of those who favoured the very last one, Laurie Graves, herself an excellent blogger, suggested a large print. I made one of A3+ with a white margin. Various comments focussed onContinue reading “Responding To Comments”