First Foal

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. SINGLE IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK TAHT MAY BE REPEATED We enjoyed another beautifully sunny day today.   In the front garden the columnarContinue reading “First Foal”

Behind The Nottingham Castle Bench

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED After a day in our mother’s garden, I wandered around ours. Lamiums rise from the Dragon Bed, where the first of our rhododendrons is in full boom. Another of these rich red shrubs, in Margery’s Bed, can be seen on the grass patch side, beyond the pierisContinue reading “Behind The Nottingham Castle Bench”

The Fifth Child

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT A cooler temperature and continuous overcast skies returned today. This gave me a more satisfactory light for photographing pale flowers which I always find difficult inContinue reading “The Fifth Child”

Progress Of The Thatchers

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. During the morning and part of the afternoon work continued in the garden, mostly in the Rose Garden, although I did also partly composite the Oval Bed. In theContinue reading “Progress Of The Thatchers”

Clearly The Day For It

CLICK ON IMAGES YOU MAY WISH TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF NECESSARY The meteorologists having informed us that the bright, albeit nippy, early morning sunshine would be covered by cumulus soon after mid-day sent us off into the forest, after a brief wander round the garden where hanging baskets are now mostly filled with plants, likeContinue reading “Clearly The Day For It”

An Ecological Balance

We had some overnight rain; the first for about three weeks. To write that in April, the month identified in UK with spring rain, has been hitherto unimaginable. The French term for our ‘April showers’ is ‘giboulées (showers) de mars (March)’. Could we be going that way? Refreshing drops were retained by the garden plants such as:Continue reading “An Ecological Balance”

Steadying The Camera

I was in bed soon after eight last night. I am not comfortable sleeping on my back, and never normally start off that way. However, at least until I remove the sling from my arm during the daytime, I am advised to place a pillow on my chest and keep my unslung hand on that. On noContinue reading “Steadying The Camera”