Jim's downloaded his new photos from his trip to the UK, more lovely Poppy photos. She really is growing:
'It's my rabbit'
Grandpa and Poppy
Mummy's been bouncing me up and down!
It's so much fun, says Poppy! Doting Mum Ali.
She is so cute! Then I would think so, wouldn't I?
Last night, the two cats (who sleep in in Jim's 'office') were having a fight. Jim shouted at them to stop, but Sandy kept his 'arms' round BlackJack and they looked rather sweet:
'Who Me? I wasn't doing anything.'
'Look, I'm fast asleep'
A picture of innocence indeed!
It's been a bit of a hard day in the garden. Jim's mowed for Ireland, the arboretum, the front lawns and the orchard. Just the meadow paths and the allotment paths to do!
I cut the grass around the edges of the acer bed on the arboretum and did about three quarters of the snake shaped rose bed. It does look so much better. I had to give up in the end as the midges came down in clouds! My bonfire from yesterday has been smoking all day today! So I kept popping a bit on just to keep it lit, and I soon drove those midges away tonight with lots of flames! We had a vast pile of rubbish in a big 'pit' (it was going to be a reed bed) so I thought I'd better try and get rid of some.
We had dinner in the garden with a citrus candle to keep away the unwelcome guests. Home made coleslaw, young salad leaves grown by Jim, radishes (also Jim's ) and little pasta parcels in carbonara sauce. All utterly delicious. Then I went back to the bonfire and came in at 11.30. I was so worn out I had a soak in the bath.
I didn't take any photos today as I hadn't finished my 'edging'. Hopefully tomorrow. It promises to be another warm though cloudy day, which is perfect for gardening.
Just to even things up a bit, this is a photo of my daughter's youngest, Lina, who has recently had her very long hair cut:
Before the hair cut! I love this photo of her.
The first cut!
Doesn't it look lovely?