Fishy Business

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning, Jackie went hunting for pond liner to mend a leak in the Waterboy fountain whilst Aaron cleared wind-battered plants and cut back others encroaching on the paths, and I dead-headed in the rose garden and beyond. In the first of the above two pictures, theContinue reading “Fishy Business”

Taking The Plunge

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Whilst I am very happy with my Canon SX700 HS camera, I am becoming increasingly aware of its limitations. In particular I do miss my SLR film cameras with good quality zoom lenses. It was such a device that enabled me to fill the frames of the colour slidesContinue reading “Taking The Plunge”

The Garden Map

Come for a further wander down the garden paths. Stepping out of the utility room stable doorway, we meet this little rose that was bramble-bound last year. This frilly new pink poppy sits quite well against the red Japanese maple, visible from the kitchen window. Opposite our small patch of grass, we think designed for aContinue reading “The Garden Map”

Some Interesting Strands

I began the day with a wander around the garden in search of new flowers. It wasn’t difficult to find some not yet photographed. In the bottom right hand corner of the aerial photograph is a tree with fascinating variegated leaves that we have not yet identified. Above it, a rosa glauca has really benefitedContinue reading “Some Interesting Strands”

Pick The Bucket

Just a week away from July, I was actually cold as I walked down to Seamans Corner and back this morning to post a letter.  For a city dweller it may seem hardly worth recording such a trip, but it does take twenty minutes.  I reflected on a far more painful crawl to a postContinue reading “Pick The Bucket”