Making Do

On another hot summer’s day visiting traffic continued to pour into our area, so we stayed at home and I made do with garden flower photography. During the morning and later in the afternoon Jackie concentrated hard on irrigation, including filling the Waterboy’s shell, the level of which suffers from dehydration and thirsty birds. ButterfliesContinue reading “Making Do”

Bedmaking

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. FURTHER ENLARGEMENT MAY BE OBTAINED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. This year we have enjoyed a bumper crop on the apple tree we inherited. Previously itContinue reading “Bedmaking”

Garden Visitors

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 Regular readers will know that Elizabeth’s friends, Pauline and Jo were unable to reach us on a recent planned visit, because of a traffic problem onContinue reading “Garden Visitors”

A Tattooed Jet-skier

SINGLE IMAGES MAY BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK WHICH CAN BE REPEATED. CLICKING ON ANY OF THOSE IN A GROUP ACCESSES ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBER OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. THEY MAY BE FURTHER ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO Yesterday, Jackie, having setContinue reading “A Tattooed Jet-skier”

We Ate Their Cake

SINGLE PHOTOGRAPHS CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK, TO BE REPEATED IF REQUIRED. CLICKING ON ANY OF THOSE IN A GROUP ACCESSES ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN, CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT AND FURTHER CLICKING FOR ENLARGEMENT Late yesterday afternoon, Jackie created a new bed alongsideContinue reading “We Ate Their Cake”

Back To Sleep

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE IT. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. At very brief intervals this morning the deceptive sun suggested it may brighten our day. We believe these little plants forcing their way between wet paving stones are chionodoxa. Just above them poppies are beginning to try their luck. Hairy little pulmonaria seem to tolerateContinue reading “Back To Sleep”

Checking Out The Venue

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Late this morning sunlight burst onto the canna lily given to us by Helen Keenan. The garden beyond was alive with the buzzing of bees and fluttering butterflies like this Small White three quarters of the way up the lines of a hanging basket or this CommaContinue reading “Checking Out The Venue”

Find The Moth

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today was overcast and unseasonably hot and humid. I cut the grass and had a wander around the garden. Many of our plants linger on, refusing to accept the advent of autumn. We still have blooming¬†clematises. Although the leaves of the weeping birch are beginning to colourContinue reading “Find The Moth”