This hollyhock was lovely when the stalk was full of pink flowers. Slowly they are dropping off. New smaller ones are coming up from below the main flower.
Trying to capture the perfect picture of a bee going about it's business. One half decent shot, many more discarded.
There it goes, a blur in mid flight.
The beds are a bit overcrowded, now we have had some rain. Everything is reaching for the sky and fighting for space. I will let them get on with it. I am not a fan of super neat and tidy gardens. Messy with some kind of order is ok with me.
Glad I have some lupins. I did have two plants, but the other one hasn't made it.
This is Mayze's favourite place. Looks like she is in paradise stretched out in the long grass enjoying the sunshine.
It's not quite so warm today. I think the weather is going to be changeable again, the sun is trying to poke through the overcast sky. I'll get on with my arty stuff and go out later.
Toodle pip. ilona
Hello, I am a 72 year old retired lorry driver. After trucking for 32 years I'd had enough, went part time when I was in my mid 50's and stopped altogether when I reached 60. Yippeeee, now I am free to do as I like. I live with three cats, I am very careful with my spending, only buying what I need. I have no qualms about buying second hand from car boot sales and charity shops, and getting free stuff from skip diving. Money saved is put towards holidays, a decent car, and days out. I love life, and it needn't cost a fortune to enjoy it.
1000 mile challenge 2020
We start our sixth year of the 1000 mile walking challenge on the 1st of January. Members of the International Walking Group will need to report in on the 1st of every month with their own mileage. If you feel that 1000 miles is too much for you, make up your own challenge. Any walking is better than no walking. The aim is to improve our health and fitness. Remember, you need to allocate time to do this, going for the odd ramble when you feel like it is not really enough. Walk fast, walk with a purpose.
Onward we go. Let's work hard to keep in good shape.