I have been crafting and stitching but not much to show on here. Mainly City & Guilds and Christmas things.
After the terrible weather we have been having just lately, it was a wonderful surprise to wake up to a bright blue sky this morning. As John and I were wandering around picking up the mess the neighbours fireworks left for us, I thought I would take a few photos of colour still left in the garden. I thought you may like a wander around the back garden of the House household too.
You can't fault some colours. This is beautiful when the leaves are just opening as well as before they drop.
|Cercis canadensis Forest Pansy|
|Our last Hollyhock for this year.|
|Rosa Dizzy Heights|
|Rosa Little Rambler|
|Rosa Markham Pink|
|Rosa Summer Wine|
|The Trains with their winter clip done.|
A close up of Tully Dew 2. We dug up the old concrete grass roller and I found the bird bath top in the compost pile when we moved in. The little gnome just needed a perch.
|Cox's Orange Pippin.|
|Ficus Brown Turkey|
|Spiraea, Geranium 'Anne Thomson' and Rosa 'Kent'.|
I don't think I have ever seen the Pheasant Berry so heavily laden as this year.
|Geum in Pheasant's Tail grass|
|Vitis vinifera Aglianico|
And we had another cat farewell this week. Foxy our sorrel Somali hung on for as long as he could after his accident with a car in 2007. At that time he had both hips broken, a broken pelvis and tail and a complete gastric shut-down. The vets had him in for two weeks and eventually we were allowed to bring him home after his insides started working again. He never really fully recovered the ability to totally absorb food again and steadily lost weight until last week when we thought he wasn't benefiting from a good quality of life any more. 14 years old is still a good innings and now he's terrorising the mice somewhere with Izzy.
|Foxy helping Elsa on the computer.|
|Wenlo Foxtrot 27.11.97 - 04.11.2011|