Track The Butterfly

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY ANY MEMBER OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT We took a mid-morning break in the patio where I admired the plantings, and Jackie watered a few she spotted looking a little thirsty. For aContinue reading “Track The Butterfly”

Dicing With Death

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED What does Aaron have in common with a bee? You might be forgiven for imagining that it is that they both have very high work rates. That would be a good answer, but incorrect. Watching our friend, unlit ciggy between lips, firing one-handed from the hip withContinue reading “Dicing With Death”

Knickerbocker Glory

I did a little bit of dead-heading in the Rose Garden this morning, and watched the Wimbledon men’s semi-finals this afternoon. Between matches, I took a break and wandered around the garden, particularly to see how the agapanthuses are coming along. The first image shows them against the backcloth of the Palm Bed, on theContinue reading “Knickerbocker Glory”

Frolicking On The Beach

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. There are many long-stayers in the garden this year. ¬†One of the most amazing is the sweet pea. This morning Jackie drove us to Steamer Point and back. On a wall outside one of the houses near the cliff, a lad perches to get a good viewContinue reading “Frolicking On The Beach”

The End Of The Roll

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. We were promised sunshine and showers today. In the end the rain dominated. Consequently I was unable to cut the grass. There was nothing for it but, with the sun on my back when it did put in an appearance, while¬†being dripped on by the trees,Continue reading “The End Of The Roll”

Prints For The Exhibition

Whilst Jackie has started on her antibiotics, the virus has come back and bitten me again. I was therefore not up to much today apart from watching the Six Nations rugby matches between Ireland and Italy, and between England and Wales. It was no reflection on the first game that I dozed through much ofContinue reading “Prints For The Exhibition”

The White Garden

Hunting through our house purchase documents for some clarity about responsibility for the huge amount of fencing in various stages of health that borders our property, I was unsuccessful in that, but I did discover the names of the houses in our little hamlet. We are one of four on our side of Downton Lane.Continue reading “The White Garden”