Thursday, December 6, 2018


This year my blossom trees have been very beautiful.  The top image is of a single bunch of flowering cherry. The other image was taken by my pond when the azalea were flowering.

Monday, November 26, 2018


It is a long time since I posted a new blog - I am not able to get about to take photographs very easily but I have some of my gardens which I will post over the next few weeks.  My white dogwood flowered beautifully this year as did the other blossom trees.  The long view is from my dining room window towards my driveway.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Interesting Aeroplanes


Sometimes the most interesting replica or restored WW one and two aeroplanes arrive at my neighbours place.  I think this is a Fokker Triplane with a modern engine and other fittings.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Blue Iris




These blue iris have flowered wonderfully well this year.  The rain we had earlier on seems to have helped them.  It is now very dry and my gardens are looking a bit sad.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Smoky Fires





An early morning picture of smoldering fires from tree rubbish left burning over in a nearby golf course.  Just as well we are out in the country or the authorities would be out in force.  These fires went on for three or four days.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Kakaimon Dish






This little dish is about 200 years old and was given to Estelle and me when we were in Japan in1978.  It has the "Happiness" mark underneath which was recently shown and remarked upon on the Antiques Roadshow on our television.  It was made before the more colourful enamels were used.

Friday, July 28, 2017


This Monarch Butterfly was just resting on the wall of my house before flying off into the garden.