Scene And Imagined

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN THE GROUP ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Yesterday afternoon we drove to Elizabeth’s at West End to collect her and go together to The First Gallery at Bitterne to visit the exhibition of woodcuts by Jutta Manser and paintings by Kevin Dean, in conjunction with MargeryContinue reading “Scene And Imagined”

Xmas Show

  CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THE PAIR GIVE ACCESS TO A GALLERY THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. This morning I made some prints for Christmas presents, before visiting Margery and Paul at: This ever popular exhibition did not disappoint in its array of art works in different media, reasonably enough priced to makeContinue reading “Xmas Show”

Folding Flyers

Last night a full yellow, pink haloed, moon was framed by limbs of garden trees such as an evergreen mahonia or rolled in the grip of deciduous fingers of beech. This morning we collected Paul’s mount board from Wessex Print in Pennington and delivered this, the flyers, and exhibition prints to The First Gallery, where, whilst enjoying coffeeContinue reading “Folding Flyers”

Pictures For An Exhibition

Today we toted five more canvas bags of tree cuttings to Efford Recycling Centre. The Head Gardener was prevailed upon to bear the strain of this one as we tipped the contents into the vast container, thus allowing The Photographer to carry out his primary role. This time we returned with a stout wooden table suitable for theContinue reading “Pictures For An Exhibition”

A Sale

I received confirmation this morning, that my piece ‘Not The Comic Book Hero’ will appear on  livelytwist tomorrow. Although today was much brighter, it is now cold and the rampant winds ravage the garden. The tops of the cold frame at the side of the front of the house were ripped off and distributed elsewhere. IContinue reading “A Sale”

Automata

As the morning sunlight gradually scaled the beech tree to the left, it exposed the changing nature of the weeping birch, the leaves of which are beginning to blend with the gravel of the Heligan Path. Aaron and Robin completed work on the decking, which included Aaron’s own idea of the steps, made from offcuts of theContinue reading “Automata”

Ruby

Slowly, mist dispersed from the garden as we drank our morning coffee. Jackie drove us to The First gallery for midday where we joined the party celebrating the fortieth year of the artwork exhibitions at the home of Margery and Paul. This was a very happy occasion with friends gathered by this mother and sonContinue reading “Ruby”

The First

On 29th October I responded to a letter from BT inviting a telephone call because they thought they could offer a cheaper broadband package. I was offered BT Infinity at a lower cost than the current one. This would be faster. We would require a new home hub. There would be some interruption for threeContinue reading “The First”

Waiting In The Wings

This morning Margery and Paul came to visit, see the house and garden, and bring me a picture I had purchased from them on 28th June. Our friends were duly impressed with the house and garden. Margery, who has read all about our labours on this blog, thought everything was even more beautiful than sheContinue reading “Waiting In The Wings”

The Cat’s Paws

This morning Jackie carried out further heavy weeding of the oval bed, whilst I didn’t quite manage to empty the bath. First I had to reach the object of my attention. This involved pruning the box hedge which was its first line of defence. Then that of brambles had to be breached. Then what I hadContinue reading “The Cat’s Paws”