Monday, July 29, 2013

Bryony, Brambles and Honeysuckle

Son 1 and I took the increasingly elderly Raja for a walk on the CoulĂ©e Verte this evening. After a cool day (not above 25°C) she was full of energy and we had a great time - and the combination of these wild climbers was a beautiful sight.
My mum loved 'things climbing through things' in her garden, and I feel that these three live up well to her philosophy of gardening! They were very high up - we won't be able to pick the blackberries when they come, but they do look like they're going to be juicy...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


I just had to make a quick change to my profile - this photo from a month ago shows you why!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Morning Glory

I think this is our second Morning Glory flower this year -  they seff seed enthusiastically and Ben dug these plants out of his veg garden about a month ago and put them
into a planter with an obelisk to climb. They're now at the corner of our above ground swimming pool, hiding the terrible blue plastic! It's a great pool, though, and we are enjoying a daily swim in this heat. How are you all?

Friday, July 5, 2013


Hello friends!
Oohh, surfacing here, after a long time of busy work and trying to sort difficult things out. I did manage to buy the enamel mug, above, at a rainy Vide Grenier, though! We are all well and enjoying a bit of sunshine, finally... How are you all?