As with this blog, the frequency of all of my other social media posts varies hugely and it may be that this is a reflection of what's going on in my life. Often my working life just continues much as before, with nothing new to say or show for it. Often my meals are just my usual meals and, loving my food as I do, once the food is on the plate, all I want to do is eat it and I never give photography a thought. Often there doesn't seem to be much going on in the garden or the weather isn't good for photography or I am just plain busy.
Then there's a little run of things which happen which I want, not just to share, but yes, to document. It seems to be that sort of time at the moment, so here are three offerings in that vein.
Who's been standing on my bowl?
A minor hazard of putting freshly-thrown pots outside to dry, which actually happens very rarely. I quite like it, though I suppose I wouldn't if it was a bigger bird because the pot would probably end up squished. I was tempted to leave the footprints as they were but in the end smoothed them over.
A little bit of La Vienne in StroudTo be fair, there are actually quite a few, but I chose this one specially from the 'beach' when I went for my last swim in the river at Lesigny this year.
... and here it is (blending in nicely, towards the top right, in case you are having trouble spotting it!) in my water feature, as planned.
It's a bargain!
One of the dear friends whom I lost recently could be something of a shopaholic. She could not resist a bargain, even if it was something she didn't really need and still couldn't really afford. I remember one particular self-catering holiday when she bought far more food than we could all get through because she kept finding brilliant deals. They were good holidays.
A bargain can be a wondrous thing, though. One advantage (and there were a few, as it turned out) of getting started on the garden very late this year because I wimped out at the chilly March, was that I didn't get round to growing my own plants for the tubs and had to buy what was left on the shelves in garden centres rather late. It was an advantage because they were so cheap. My best bargain was undoubtedly half a dozen fuchsia plants at 25p each.