As some of you will know I’ve been away. Not been away as in
Nor been away as in
Just away from blogland for a couple of weeks.
It had been my intention to catch up on all those little jobs that need doing. You know, the things that get pushed to one side and neglected when one is sat in front of the computer instead of being bent double under a washbasin trying to tighten a leaking nut. Did I get any done? I suspect you know the answer to that one. To use Paul Daniels’ catchphrase ‘Not a lot!’
I shan’t bore you with my health but that wasn’t at its most helpful. And the sun shone when I had to do indoor stuff and it rained when I was wanting to do outdoor stuff. And Sod was in his Heaven and all was not right with the world. But now I’m back and I’m also visiting my blogging friends in the vague hope that if I carry on as normal the jobs will get done by the Little People.
I may not have got much gardening done but the mixture of sun and rain has been all that was needed for some of the plants to burst into flower.
This is one of my favourite grasses – Quaking Grass.
A rose – I think it’s a Super Star.
And a Blue Moon...
I’m not sure what variety this is.
Technically a weed – a Meadow Buttercup.
Ceanothus – I wish you could smell this. The scent as you pass this bush is just marvellous.
During one if the bright spells we had a rare visitor – a Red Admiral (any butterfly is now a rare visitor in our garden).
The Eagle doesn’t look amused.
And here is one of the hanging bags that Friend-über-special gave me.
Not bad, eh! This is the second bag I did and, like the first, it is in a corner where we couldn’t have a hanging basket because when I tried it I kept turning the corner and bumping into the bracket or basket. The bag hangs close to the wall and doesn’t obtrude into one’s path. It’s not only visible from the pathway but also from my usual seat in the conservatory where morning tea is consumed and conversations with Partner-who-drinks-tea are held.
I planted some patriotic Petunias to celebrate 60 years of Her Majesty's reign...
The build up to the London 2012 Olympics has been rather hampered by Diamond Jubilee fever but it is beginning to get off the ground now.
Presumably the Union Flags will soon be replaced by more England ones.
Or are these out for the Euro 2012 soccer matches?
One morning I went for a walk to and around the village of Barnston but I’ll tell you about that another day.
And Partner-who-drinks-tea and I went to a friend's in North Wales. She also has a cat called Misty...
Then we went to Frodsham in Cheshire with some friends – again that’s probably a post for another day but I’ll just tease you with this letter box.
Yes, it is a letter box one of half a dozen survivors of a Georgian experiment to include one in a phone box. Oriiginlly it also had stamp machines as well.
And, since we’ve introduced the subject of letterboxes – this is a version of the postcard board from a couple of weeks ago.
That was before Dawn Treader sent me this home-made card showing some Swedish letterboxes.
I think that's probably enough for now. With a post that long I'm well and truly back but I have a lot to do to catch up with other people's blogs....
Have a good weekend.