My lovely mum on what would have been her 95th birthday. I have a couple of treasured pictures taken of our family (in best bib and tucker in the garden at Maru, Northern Nigeria) by Gavin Carr, colleague of my … Continue reading →
I’m no gardener. The gardening gene of both my parents passed me by, but I have always appreciated a garden even if not being very adept at looking after one. This means I am always disproportionately chuffed when I actually … Continue reading →
In the first stages of easing the current, pretty comprehensive lockdown, we took advantage of a sunny day a couple of weeks ago to pop down the road to Spetchley Park Gardens which had not long re-opened their gates. We … Continue reading →
There seems to be a seasonal colour theme going on in the garden today… Montage of a few phone snaps. I do feel a bit guilty at robbing the poor embarrassed moai of their dignity with the pansy hats!
No fancy processing, just intentional camera movement and some basics in Lightroom. Fun to do but quite a high attrition rate! Here are a few serendipitous shots… and a colourful set to finish.
Posted in Artsy, Photography
Tagged garden, ICM
Spring is well under way. The daffs and crocuses are done, grape hyacinths are hanging on in there and anemones (a few) in fine fettle. Tadpoles wriggle in the rather neglected pond… Best of all, though, for a Yorkshire lass, … Continue reading →
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I decided on a night away at Lacock, Wiltshire, for the OH’s birthday recently. Apart from the idiosyncratic Abbey and quaintly period village, the Fox Talbot museum offered photographic interest, so it seemed like a good choice of venue. Topped that … Continue reading →
Some unbearably cute ones, too!
What a pleasure to meander through a local garden last week through the NGS (National Gardens Scheme) and enjoy the fruits of other people’s labour! Over 350 different types of plant and a few unusual additions make this a very … Continue reading →
Posted in Houses & Gardens, Locality, Nature
Tagged charity, flowers, garden, NGS, seasonal, spring, visit, Worcester, Worcestershire
A delightful meander on Friday at Chastleton House, a largely original Jacobean house and gardens in deepest Oxfordshire, provided the compulsory seasonal snowdrop hunt. This was highly successful, and there were other delights; miniature iris glowing blue in the borders, … Continue reading →
Posted in Houses & Gardens, Nature, Photography
Tagged Chastleton, flowers, garden, nature, Oxfordshire, plants, rhubarb, seasonal, signs of spring, snowdrop, spring