Thursday, 26 March 2015

Week Twelve

Day 78


Today was a browsing Charity Shops sort of day, I wasn't looking for anything in particular, more just a general looksee, but then I came across our local Age Concern branch, which just happened to be about to close for a refit, and EVERYTHING in the shop was priced at 49p, to clear as much stock as they could in the remaining time (about two hours!), so naturally I wasn't going to leave the shop empty-handed. Look what I picked up for the grand sum of 98p - a Monsoon cardi and an M&S brown cord jacket.



Day 79


Today was not only the spring equinox, the first official day of spring and a new moon, but also the closest thing since the mid-nineties to a lunar eclipse. We were very fortunate here, the weather was dull and cloudy, with the occasional burst of full sunshine and some periods of light cloud, which meant, for the most part, that when we could see the eclipse we could actually look at it without eye protection, as it appeared through a veil of thin cloud. This is the closest it got to a full eclipse in our part of the country.



Day 80


A lovely warm, sunny day, and time for the grass to have its first cut of the season. (No, he's not cutting the crazy paving, just wheeling the mower up the path to put it away in the coach-house {read bike shed} - the open door to the left of the chalet {read garden shed})



Day 81


Tiny pockets of colour are starting to appear in the garden, we have quite a few self-seeded clumps of Soldiers and Sailors (pulmonaria).



Day 82


The climbing hydrangea is showing signs of imminent growth.



Day 83


White hyacinths about to burst into flower.




Day 84


Honeysuckle on the pergola outside the kitchen door - we are hoping for a good show this year after giving it a pretty severe "haircut" last spring.


How was your week?

1 comment:

Ellie Foster said...

Dear Joy
Excellent clothes bargains there! I like all the beginnings of Spring photos too.
Here's to another good week.
Best wishes
Ellie