Jackie Frost

Although it wasn’t to last long, we awoke to our first proper frost of the season Jackie photographed the panoramic views from the dressing room and from the garden bedroom upstairs. She then toured the garden and brought back this gallery of images. As usual titles are given on accessing the gallery with a clickContinue reading “Jackie Frost”

A Home

Today was gloomy, inside and out. Rain persisted throughout; skies and our rooms were most dingy. Even at midday one could barely see the pale pink winter flowering cherry juxtaposed against the dripping crab apples. The temperature was, however, warm enough for the nasturtiums and the solanum to keep their shape without becoming their usualContinue reading “A Home”

Storm Damage

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH MAY BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. FURTHER ENLARGEMENT MAY BE OBTAINED WITH A CLICK OR TWO This scene has featured in a number of posts over the years. The snake bark mapleContinue reading “Storm Damage”

Just Too Short

SINGLE IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK THAT MAY BE REPEATED. CLICKING ON THOSE IN A GROUP ACCESS THEIR GALLERY WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. THEY CAN BE FURTHER ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. I took a couple of strolls around the gardenContinue reading “Just Too Short”

Late Summer Flowering

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 I began the day with a walk round the garden with the camera. Jackie joined me to ensure that I did not miss any of herContinue reading “Late Summer Flowering”

Seeking Solutions

SINGLE IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. CLICKING ON ANY OF THOSE IN A GROUP ACCESSES ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. This afternoon I kept my eyes open for most of the football World Cup match betweenContinue reading “Seeking Solutions”

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Sections of my head need tweaking I attempted to manage two of them this morning. Neither was particularly straightforward. A certain amount of nasal congestion appears to have blocked my left ear. I had made a non-urgent appointment with my GP for this morning. She informed meContinue reading “Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong”

“Just Like Daddy’s”

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning I became a veritable barber in a dead-heading spree. I began with the prolific Japanese anemones in the front garden. As I look out of my sitting room window each morning, I think of that excellent blogging poet¬†Pleasant Street,¬†who commented recently that she preferred toContinue reading ““Just Like Daddy’s””

Careless Mother

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. A rare glimpse of the sun this morning reminded me that I had neglected to offer any photographs of the front garden in yesterday’s post. These are the flowers fronting the garage doors. I am sure that the Head Gardener would wish to have it pointed outContinue reading “Careless Mother”

Ladybird, ladybird…….

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. As shown from the solanum and honeysuckle on the trellis, our front garden remained free of ash from next door’s bonfire, and, although some the precipitation, such as this on the pulmonaria and Japanese anemones, remains, the fire has died down and we are able to seeContinue reading “Ladybird, ladybird…….”