Sunday, 27 October 2013

British Winter Time, Garden Changes and Gnomic Delights

A lovely bright start to the morning after the clocks went back and we returned to GMT, leaving British Summer Time behind for another year.
     
Went out with Bella and found this evidence of poolside drinking next door. 
The sky was clear and blue. 
This hedge shone out in the sunlight. 
Four coathangers on the pavement - a new entry in the discarded items collection. 
In our garden, the Jim Pye weed has flowered and now gone to very pretty seed. 
Our sedum continues to be a delight.
Went out to do a spot of shopping and saw this apparition at a local garden centre. Su thought she might like it for Christmas… 
… even though these tasteful creatures were also strong contenders… 
…but this pair of gnomic bikers took the prize! 
Even better was the leaflet pointing out that the headlight functions as a solar lamp! Born To Be Wild indeed - Steppenwolf eat your heart out:-).
After all that excitement, it was just as well that the weather had turned less bright as we came home via the gasometer. 
This day a year ago, we had an enjoyable visit to Newark Park in Gloucestershire, finally finding our way to the Somerset Monument on our way back.
When We Were Young(er) we had a holiday in Rethymnon on Crete in 2000. Enjoyed exploring the back streets and the lovely bougainvillea.
Su's news story of the day (BBC website - click on the title for the full story):

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