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We’re Off to Find Kangaroos … or Pup Gets Ruby Slippers!

So it has been a better puter day today and mostly it has kept working.  We have had another day of dreichness – but no more storms and it has started to get very stuffy again!  I have several strategically placed insect bites which are driving my batty and then I have Pup!

Pup has just been caught digging his way down under – the Roos disappeared as I went out with the camera and I just managed to hauled Pup back before he set off on his very own yellow brick road to see the Wizard of Oz!!  You’ll be telling me flying monkeys really exist in a minute?  So I have refilled the crater and admonished the little black furball and at least today there has been nothing alive for him to pick up and take away!

Yesterday I managed to get some nice pictures – which I then couldn’t upload with my technical glitches so here they are:

I had better go and check on the digger – he has disappeared back outside again …

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To Rent … one Bijou Residence … hardly used

Found under the clematis bush this morning … available for re-siting if preferred!

Colour Makes Such a Difference

So look at this huge range of fence stains … my sheds are in colours form the left hand palette (Wild Thyme) and (Lavender); in a previous garden I did use the Iris with Lavender – because blue tones make something appear further away (think about aerial perspective and the hills and how blue and distant they can look).

For the past 7 years the end of my garden has been painted orange … this photo doesn’t really do the glow justice …

But late this morning Pup woofed his deep woof and when I went out my neighbour had been in and repainted it in a gorgeous rich dark brown … Read More…

Contrary Mary?

Mary Mary Quite Contrary

How does your garden grow?

With silver bells and cockle shells

And pretty maids all in a row

I had a little fun making a shady arbour to sit and read or day dream in out of the hot sun; I wanted to experiment with the beams which can be height adjusted and a room with a courtyard garden.

When we went out for a walk we saw some plants that could well have been in Contrary Mary’s garden – this Astilbe and the foxgloves

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The foxgloves are now starting to lose their beautiful bell shaped blooms now.IMG_2333

Today has involved continuing to evade the Pixie’s attention (apparently a five year old interpretation of the holiday length was an underestimate!).  A much better dog walk without any repeat abscondments and then a meeting to discuss the next tasks for the “Steps for Health” walking group.  We have had seen next to no sunshine but it has been sultry again and very draining.

A Pixie at the Bottom of the Garden?

Before we get to the little imaginary people I couldn’t help but share this – it is a weed (Rosebay Willow Herb) – you might be more familiar with the fluffy seed heads it will have soon – but isn’t this cerise pink gorgeous?IMG_2328 IMG_2331

So A Pixie hmmm?  I have had a day of concentrating on the Tick Tock plans – lots of numbers and fine detail; lots of thinking and most of the day it has just been too hot for the dogs to be out and they have stayed indoors in the cool.  So when I heard Pup having a little woof  I went to investigate.  His head was buried under the beech hedge and his tail was wagging furiously. Read More…

I found a patio!

A few years ago I laid some spare slate slabs to make a 2m square patio … today I found it again under the overgrown vegetation … so this evening I sat out on it and had my coffee while the boys messed around nearby.

Pup was totally unaware I was there with the camera

Oh Hello – I bring you gift – plant pot only slightly chewed!

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Pebbles on Life’s Beach

I missed an opportunity today – I should have taken my kite with me … sigh!

Seaton Cliffs, Victoria Park, Arbroath

However in all other respects but one – it was a good day.  The one respect that was not good happened just as I set off – the dogs well settled in their beds.  I boarded the first bus of the day and asked for my ticket.  The driver is comparatively new and it took him twice of not being willing to look for my ticket before he asked for training – so I know that he knows how to do it.  Today I added a level of complexity because I needed a connecting service, as I did a few weeks ago when I made  a similar journey one evening.

He very briefly considered my request and said he didn’t think he could do it.  I advised he could and I had bought the same ticket within the past few weeks.  I was told to sit down to save him the bother (such charm!) Read More…

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