Monday, 20 November 2017

Day 95: The Last Leaf!

The last leaf on the crab apple tree ... sort of sums up how the garden is looking!

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Day 93: Bye Bye Patio

Where did all this cold weather come from? At least I didn't have to de-ice the car this morning, which was just as well as I was late leaving home. I think I can safely say that I won't be sitting out on the patio again for the next few months. 

The patio furniture has been one of my better buys and has been well used. I'd planned to move it into the garage during the winter months but that's not going to happen this year as I'm storing all the spare tubas and trombones for the band, so there is no room to move let alone find room for the table and seats.

I've finally managed to clear some of the garden - you can see the bags filled with the results of my labours lined up against the garage wall, waiting to go to the skip next week. There's still plenty to do but I'm feeling more confident of getting it done now. I have next week to get it finished and then we're into the carol playing season when there will be no time for anything but Christmas music ... best time of the year!

Friday, 17 November 2017

Day 92: Autumn Colour

This is the view from the window in the smallest bedroom, looking out from the back of the house. It's swiftly becoming a favourite place from which I can admire the view and just take time to appreciate the 'now'. There's still plenty of autumn colour to please the eye.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Day 91: Honeysuckle

If the weather plays nicely at the weekend I'll be cutting the honeysuckle back to the fence, and then will try to keep it contained. Someone suggested training it along the top of the fence but I don't know how successful that would be, but may be worth a try.

It's quite a simple day today with a bit of housework this morning, teaching this afternoon, and this evening I'm trying to finish the latest book for the book group. It's 'A Line of Blood' by Ben McPherson and, although I was really looking forward to reading it, I'm not enjoying it at all. 

Yesterday's theatre trip to see 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' gets a big thumbs up. I had a look online when I got home to see what else is happening locally and discovered that there is a touring production of 'Kinky Boots' at Bristol Hippodrome in 2019 so I've booked a seat to see that. I've tried to see it every time I've done a theatre trip to London but have always been unsuccessful in getting a good seat - this time I'm front row in the Grand Circle so it pays to plan ahead!!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Day 90: An Afternoon Treat

I've been wanting to see a stage production of this show for years. Really excited!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Day 89: Raindrops

I've chosen the same subject as Maggie today - great minds think alike! Although in my case it was because there is a distinct lack of interest in the garden at the moment. Still a bit of autumn colour and the violas, but no shrubs doing interesting things so any suggestions for smallish shrubs which will flower/have berries at this time of the year will be very much appreciated.

I'm waiting in for a delivery for the band. I've ordered two brand new cornets for the juniors so will be preparing them for playing as soon as they arrive, ready to be issued on Saturday. I have 90 minutes teaching in a local school this afternoon and then that's it for the day. Tonight, I'd like to do a bit more sorting/clearing out and then a bit more research on my family tree.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Day 88: Night Photography

A very late post tonight as I've been on a photography course, all to do with night photography. Part of the course involved a walk around Corsham to practice everything we'd been learning.

Here's one of my first attempts ...

Night photography is something I've always struggled with so I'm pleased with the detail I've managed to capture in this image. Not bad for starters!

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Day 87: My Sunday Photo

for once I was up early enough to photograph the sunrise this morning!


Saturday, 11 November 2017