Sunday, 15 July 2018

Summer Photographic Scavenger Hunt 2018

This year's hunt is organised by  Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards, you can find the link here.

3. A Framed View

One of the houses at Wimborne Model Town, as seen through the gardens.

4. Wings

A recent visit to The Museum of Army Flying

6. Glorious Green

Badbury Rings on a glorious summers day

9. Looks smaller than you

Another view from Wimborne Model Town

16. Something that could be from a Favourite Book/Movie

This reminded me of Mary Poppins, but I think it could also perhaps be ET

14. A Trilogy of Three (in UK a trilogy is usually understood to be a series of three books or movies, so this doesn't really count, but I love that the photo makes these alpacas look more like a three-headed monster - if you squint and forget to count the legs)

Friday, 13 July 2018

Garden update

. . . a bit later than planned. I took these photos a couple of weeks ago, just a week or so into the recent long, hot spell, then forgot about them while busy doing other things.

The very unlawny area of grass at the back is cracking up due to lack of moisture

but both the sunflowers and the figs are really enjoying the heat

the crocosmias - my very favourite flowers - are about to burst open

I've already picked a few helpings of runner beans

lots of tomatoes formed

a pot of hollyhock plants, which really should have been planted out by now

I've taken some cuttings from the fig tree, but not sure that they'll survive the intense heat

the little rose plants that JO gave me for my birthday continue to flower

my little pot of strawberry plants, which have been grown from seed

a couple of giant pots that have been planted up to sit outside the french windows

GM fixed some trellis to a small area of wall by the front door, and I managed to pick up a couple of reduced price clematis to plant there, one of them is already in flower

and the hydrangeas are looking quite magnificent.

Lastly (and by no means least) my friend Jean gave me a plant as a belated birthday present, which is still in the pot, but, if you look closely, it's actually two plants, one with plain leaves and one with variagated leaves - you purchased a bargain Jean, two for the price of one, so thank you again. They are still in the pot as I'm really not sure where to put them just yet.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Summer Photographic Scavenger Hunt

The list for this year is supplied by Mary-Lou and can be found here

My finds for June

1. The rolliness of red (poetic license)

2. Stripes, 5. Pedal Power, and 11. Pretty in pink, all in one shot.

 7. An unexpected reflection, in my car window

15. Out of the Blue - a rather ethereal aeroplane?

Alternative B. A coupon to use