Gorgeous when the sun was shining and the sky was blue, - not quite so gorgeous when the wind came out to play awhile, but still beautiful enough to encourage us to have a lovely, productive morning in the garden where the Hellebore has finally come to see what spring is all about and has her first pure blossoms.
Lunch was a little late as Charles finished pruning the Philadelphia Orange and I wheeled the prunings and more debris down to the ever growing compost pile.
Before we settled for a small nap we discussed a little picture taking drive, - well,
I suggested it and Charles didn't say no.
So around about three o'clock I put some chicken breasts in a casserole, along
with a bit of honey, some butter and a dash of nutmeg, and
then added carrots, mushrooms and some small potatoes,
and slid it all into a 300 degree oven.
We were all set to go,
and here are some pictures we took as we drove slowly by Ginty's pond.
Things are slow at the pond, - didn't see any turtles, but you might see a couple of ducks
mid-left in the picture if you enlarge it
The water lilies have thrust their lovely green heads above the water.
and here is a rather dark and mysterious corner of the waterway
some pussy willows along the road
and at the other end of the pond some more ducks and shimmering reflections
We came home around by the Creek to see how the water flowed and how the banks were faring.
Only the willows were vibrant with colour, - the grasses are still sombre and show no greenery
I have been practicing some of the things I am learning about editing in the
Skinny-Mini Photoshop e Course. Great fun, although I am still very amateurish -
bear with me......
Supper was done and delicious when we arrived home!