Day 287 – One Day, Maybe…

I bought this guitar around 10 years ago, planning to learn to play it after I retired. Well, sad to say, I haven’t even started yet! It’s a shame because I love music, and it’s a lovely instrument, but I just don’t seem to have the music gene in me…

Guitar – iPhone
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Day 286 – Let’s Celebrate…

It was my wife’s birthday yesterday, and as usual she received a fair few cards from friends and family. There does seem to be a bit of a theme to the cards – around half of them refer to either gin, wine or prosecco. They certainly know her!!!

Birthday cards – iPhone

Day 285 – Should I Eat Them…?

More mushrooms… It’s that time of the year – a combination of damp but still moderately mild weather that causes an explosion of fungi all around. We get them in the lawn and flower beds, and further afield, in the hedgerows and fields. I’m sure some are edible, but I don’t have a clue!

Mushrooms, Trentham Gardens – iPhone

Day 284 – A Last Rose…

The cold wet weather that we came back to yesterday is certainly impacting on the garden – there are fallen leaves everywhere and most of the perennial plants have finished flowering and are looking very sad. The roses usually last until the first hard frosts, and this beautiful blossom stood out from the yellowing plants around it. Probably the last we can expect this year though…

Garden rose – iPhone

Day 282 – Early Closing…

This mini-market in Oia, Santorini has seen better days. Given the up market touristy nature of the area (its where thousands flock every night to see the sunset), it’s surprising to see derelict buildings. Unless of course it’s been deliberately run down so it can be redeveloped into swish accommodation. Always a possibility…

Derelict building, Oia – iPhone