Monday 13 September 2010

Fungi Season

Late yesterday afternoon I escaped the house and took one of the dogs to a local plantation for a short walk.  I was hoping to see some fungi and wasn't disappointed, though many were damaged by the heavy rain over the last few days.

Sorry I haven't been keeping up with all your Blogs but I have been a bit out of sorts since returning from holiday.  Hopefully back on form  soon and I am looking forward to catching up with everyone.

Sunday 12 September 2010

Japanese Anenome

One of my favourites, this is the only Japanese Anemone we have in the garden, not quite sure why only the one but we must have some more!

Thursday 9 September 2010

Tripod Required!

Today was the day, that overgrown hedge on the drive had to be brought back under control after two years of neglect.

My big hedge cutters had come back from the workshop and were lying there taunting me.

Oh well, out with the ladders and a couple of hours later the job was done.

My shoulders are now numb, how on earth did I manage to cut hedges for eight hours a day in the ever distant past, day after day?  All I could do later was to wander round the garden and take pictures of some of the plants.

Some Quercus or other! (Well it is The Children's Mother's Birthday so I won't belabour the fact that she can't remember!)


One glass of Birthday Malt and now her brain has gone completely....!


I better go back to landscapes tomorrow!!

Shirley Valentine!

Happy birthday for yesterday Hilly.

Lutsa Beach, Peloponnese Greece

Friday 3 September 2010

After a short break thanks to internet problems and an all to brief visit to The Peloponnese in Greece I am back in the real world, albeit slightly dishevelled!

Today I paid one of my occasional visits to Newcastle, this time to see if I could organise a new pair of eyes, the current set are getting a bit worn out (like the rest of me apparently!)  Several hours later I weaved my way blindly across the city thanks to several doses of eyedrops.........

By the time I had got as far as the RVI Hospital my sight had just about recovered enough to take a couple of pictures.

The first shot is one of the new hospital extensions

Across the road is one of the older University buildings, I'm not sure about the new architecture but I love the contrast in styles and strangely they work well together.

Earlier in the day, Jack took the opportunity to try out a new seating position in the car...........!

Perhaps a few pictures from Greece in the next few days.