|Looking across the lake at the poplars and alders |
(and a couple of ducks).
|The big old cherry tree's leaves turned a lovely bright yellow for about a week.|
|For a brief period my Dogwood 'Midwinter Fire', which has amazing |
orange stems in winter, also had fabulous orange leaves.
|The foreground is my green Smokebush which looks lovely in autumn |
and the good old Liquidambar in the background on the left.
|This is Smokebush 'Grace', which has more colourful leaves in autumn than the |
very similar 'Royal Purple'. This is the shrub I planted on Smokey's grave.
|Liquidambar leaves looking colourful amongst the more dull fallen leaves.|
|Intentional Camera Movement photo of my Liquidambar - I think |
people either love or hate this kind of image but I think it's great fun trying!
|A fungi of some kind and a droplet reflecting the oak leaf |
(if you can open it full size and are looking on a reasonable sized screen, that is).
|Second wave of fungi appearing in the bark chippings in the veg patch paths - but this time |
I have no idea what are the spiky things which appeared before the little 'shrooms.
|French or Papillon Lavender - now this plant was a total surprise as it just appeared |
growing beside a small Perovskia which I transplanted last year -
even more surprising that it is still flowering right now on 1st December!
|And now some cat pictures..... looking at the field from the veg patch.|
|Harry the ginger has finally grown into his feet - he always had the most enormous paws!|
|I was calling them trying to get them to look at the camera - |
Hallie did but Harry's obviously seen something more interesting.
|Meanwhile Bertie was having a bit of a half snooze and wasn't in the mood to look at me either.|
I've now had 2.5 weeks of chemo and radiotherapy with another 3 weeks to go. I'm feeling quite up and down which I guess is to be expected, so when you see a blog post from me you know I am feeling OK enough to get my photos sorted and posted! The most annoying thing last week was going to the hospital on Friday for the last 'zap' of the week at 6pm, hanging around for half an hour wondering what was going on, only to find out that the radiotherapy machine had broken down. I've actually felt reasonably well 3 out of the last 4 days, so cross fingers for more 'good' days...... and getting out with my camera! :-)