Late Summer Blooms

On a balmy late-summer morning I took my camera around the garden seeking auguries of the true autumn as opposed to the false one we experienced as a consequence of the heatwave of a month ago. We have two crab apple trees in the front garden, the fruit of which have, until last winter, nourishedContinue reading “Late Summer Blooms”

Freshened Up

Before lunch I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/08/17/a-knights-tale-149-farewell-to-sigoules/ Afterwards Jackie and Dillon transported many of our bags of garden refuse to the recycling centre, just avoiding the heavy shower that descended and refreshed the garden plants which I later photographed as a weak sun attempted to pierce the cloud cover. Elizabeth visited bringing some garments for Flo. AfterContinue reading “Freshened Up”

Hopping From Seat To Seat

Yesterday I somehow managed to strain my left inner thigh which means walking is out of the question. Perhaps thirty years ago, as featured in https://derrickjknight.com/2013/01/17/im-only-borrowing-it/ I spent a good hour hopping from seat to seat on an Intercity train when I was commuting from Newark to Kings Cross. The method proved useful once againContinue reading “Hopping From Seat To Seat”

Wash Day

This morning, in order to show a positive aspect of the hot weather, Jackie photographed Wash Day at Downton. She then cut my hair. After lunch I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/08/07/a-knights-tale-147-ten-hours-at-the-wheel/ Later, I carried out a dead-heading session and photographed a few flowers which bear their titles in the gallery. Bees were quite busy, although the firstContinue reading “Wash Day”

A Few Flowers

This afternoon I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/07/13/a-knights-tale-145-banking-on-the-bar/ It was hot and sultry outside enough to prevent me from undertaking anything other than photographing a few flowers which are named in the gallery. This evening we dined at Lal Quilla with Becky, Flo, Danni, and Elizabeth. The meal was a very happy birthday party for Jackie, Danni andContinue reading “A Few Flowers”

Enough For A Splash

Our Waterboy feature had been reduced to a mere trickle by the narrow pipe feeding the fountain from the pump being clogged up. Jackie spent much of the morning clearing the blockages and restoring normal working order. I dozed over an Iris Murdoch for most of this very hot day until 5 p.m. when IContinue reading “Enough For A Splash”

The Garden At The Start Of July

Yesterday evening Jackie finished her work on the Lawn Bed. She also continued her general maintenance, such as the Weeping Birch Bed weeding and replanting, following Flo’s earlier work on the footpath. Early this morning Jackie and I transported the last of the garden refuse to the Efford Recycling Centre, after which we purchased threeContinue reading “The Garden At The Start Of July”

The Reuse Shop

This morning Jackie worked on clearing the Lawn Bed in readiness for renewed planting. I, in the meantime, jammed as many bags of recyclable garden refuse into the Modus before we drove them to the Efford recycling centre. This is the first time we have visited since before Covid, but Jackie was keen to maintainContinue reading “The Reuse Shop”

Posting, Reading, And Gardening

This morning I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/06/27/a-knights-tale-142-the-crash-and-the-flood/ Later I carried out dead heading and weeding then read more of Doris Lessing, after which, while Jackie continued her general garden maintenance I wandered around the garden (pictures of which are titled in the gallery) before watching the highlights of the final day of the New Zealand/England cricket TestContinue reading “Posting, Reading, And Gardening”

A Sunless Sultry Day

On this sunless sultry morning Jackie watered, I dead headed, and Martin carried out the heavier garden maintenance. Before he left, I printed him an A4 portrait I had produced on his last visit. Later, I wandered around with my camera. As usual, individual titles can be found in the images gallery. This evening allContinue reading “A Sunless Sultry Day”