A Paint Job

This morning, before dawn’s light had penetrated neighbouring trees, I photographed the wakening garden from above. Aurora first fingered the wisteria; the crab apple and the Amanogawa blossoms.     Aaron of A.P. Maintenance gave the shed two coats of paint, then drank a mug of tea while, at a suitable distance, I admired hisContinue reading “A Paint Job”

A Walk Round The Garden

The sun emerged quite late today. After I had opened the gate for Aaron. These are a few shots I took on the way there and back. As usual accessing these two galleries with clicks will access titles. Much of the rest of the day was spent listening to the Ashes Test Match. This eveningContinue reading “A Walk Round The Garden”

He Lent His Hat

This morning Aaron, with his usual concentrated accuracy, assembled and installed a new flat packed wooden arch across the Shady Path. This was to replace a cheap metal one that had collapsed. As the morning warmed up he lent his hat to Florence sculpture who remained in the shade, Camellias continue to splash colour acrossContinue reading “He Lent His Hat”

Watch Out

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Snatching Snoozes

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Down The Garden

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Waking Up To Leatherhead

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Yesterday afternoon Jackie drove us to Leatherhead Travelodge where we joined Helen and Bill, Shelly and Ron in order to watch the performance of directed by the sisters’ cousin Pat O’Connell. First, we watched the second half of theContinue reading “Waking Up To Leatherhead”

There’s Some Corner Of An English Churchyard

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF NECESSARY. Over breakfast this morning, I photographed two more angles of view through the kitchen window; and afterwards, The Rose Garden. We have many banks of aquilegias. Compassion blooms on the Dead End Path arch, And we have our first bottle brush flower. A Painted Lady butterfly availed itselfContinue reading “There’s Some Corner Of An English Churchyard”

Jattie’s Sculpture

A pair of bullfinches visited the garden this morning. They are shy birds, and scarpered pretty sharpish, before I could snatch a photograph, so I nicked these images from the internet. Today we made two trips to Ron and Shelly’s home in Walkford to collect more of the plants they have been carefully fostering forContinue reading “Jattie’s Sculpture”

A Vigil

I had some difficulty reading the Oxford History on the train to Waterloo today.  After unsuccessfully struggling to shut out a conversation between two men sitting opposite about a business meeting concerning the creation of a website, I decamped to a seat further up the carriage.  This was not entirely successful; first because their voicesContinue reading “A Vigil”