Every year I let the wild flowers self seed in the flowerbeds whilst the perennial summer flowers develop amongst them, once they die off I clear them away, to reveal the summer blooms. This is the view from the kitchen window.
The view from my studio:
Wildlife : On my daily walks with Meg I see evidence of the deer nibbllng at young shoots as they push up through the grass. Once I accustom my eyes to these gently nibbled areas I can see them everywhere.
Returning from the walk:
Potting up some geraniums yesterday , I came across these beautiful delicate lizard’s eggs, I quickly photographed them, and wrapped them in moss and earth, I didn’t want to water them with the geranium in place, so popped them in a pot beside it. I do hope they will survive, it’s cold rainy today, and I have since read that the embryos can easily be detached if they are not kept in the same position. This, unfortunately, was unavoidable because I had already unwittingly dug them up.
Graham has test driven her around the lanes here, we are just waiting for the paperwork to get her legally on the road:
Graham’s next project, which has been in abeyance for 8 years, it was driveable when we got it, and we would roll up to meet new clients , which would immediately break the ice, because every French person remembers riding in their Grandad’s or uncle’s one at sometime!
Then Graham got infected with the “, I-must-tinker-with-this-car” and “if-it-ain’t-broke-I-am-going-to-fix-it” viruses. He has removed the engine and gear box, wings etc, sanded the whole thing and resprayed it. The engine is back in , but as you can see there is more work to be done!