Well this morning dawned nice and sunny and the wind had died down. I was keen to see if the tulip had opened up.........


Just a little - maybe it's waiting for more sun...........

The little wind we had was so cold still. There might have been sun but there wasn't any heat in it......... Pippin nearly always joins me when I go out into the garden, but today I had two escorts. Boo decided to see what we two get up to. I think she realised that the wind had sort of died down and so she would venture out..



It was a new experience for her to actually lie on the gravel - she only had grass or concrete in her other house. She's getting to be a very pretty cat........ and I'm very fond of her, well I would be more fond of her, if she didn't sit on me at 5.30am to wake me up................


Pippin in his usual place - trying to hide in amongst the bluebells - er Pip, you are black and there is a lot of green leaves - not a good camouflage,,,,,,,,,,,,,



There are so many of these tiny berries all over the ivy - I suppose when the birds discover them, they'll be gone soon - unless they're poisonous to them. ..........


The new camera has a super macro lens on it, but I've still got to get it right, but at least there wasn't too much shake today - I used a tripod...............


I know celandines are considered a weed, but they are so pretty and they do cover some barren ground and it looks so much better with that colour..........


I was really pleased with this picture. The tripod does really help, especially when you are trying to do super macro..... The delicate frill of the daffodil trumpet looks so pretty like this.

So today has been a sort of 'do nothing' day, because the sun only lasted for a short time before the dark skies and rain rumbled in and stayed for the rest of the day. I did make some photographs on the scanner and printer of Tony's wedding day and also of Mandi's wedding, so I can put them in my new frames and hang them on the wall.

My son-in-law skyped me for a few minutes. He's so sweet. He idolises Mandi and just wants to belong to our family. I am so so happy for my children - they seem to have found their life partners. I couldn't be happier.