Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
This lovely pale green maple is very tender and the wind usually damages the fonds at this time of year. This year there has been enough shelter even though the recent winds seem to have been very severe. The blossom trees are looking beautiful and the young leaves are appearing on the oaks and birches. Spring is really here now.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Trees without leaves are nearly always interesting. Unfortunately this one is soon to be removed to make way for a new library building at one of the local colleges. The new building is being designed by an architect whose buildings are exceptionally wonderful and will make a permanent memorial to this tree.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Many years ago Estelle and I belonged to the local Camera Club. Recently I scanned some B & W negatives of competition pictures we took back then. This is of a wrought iron gate illuminated by a single light at the entry. The house and gate have since been demolished which is sad as they were very lovely structures.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
This lovely bowl by Len Castle I gave to my son and his new wife recently and, sadly, it was broken in the Christchurch earthquake last Saturday. Compared with the other damage that was done this is only a minor disaster. I feel so sorry for those people who have lost homes and businesses.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
This year my violets have been wonderful and are spreading further and further. They make good ground cover. The perfume is delightful and the colours quite remarkable. There are the common violet colour as well as the pink one shown here. Also there are white ones and a pale blue as well. I hope you enjoy these pictures.