Sunday, November 9, 2014

Looking for poppies on this Remembrance Sunday

A century ago on November 11th the Armistice was signed at the end of the War to end all Wars . Remembrance Sunday sent me looking for an Iceland poppy in my garden to snap. But they have already gone to seed. Instead I found some raspberries.

And an unusual blossom or two.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

White jacarandas

Elizabeth, visiting from Norway, and I drove to Herbert Baker Street in Groenkloof to see the white jacarandas. They are simply stunning with their pure white blossoms and dark trunks. Strangers stop to share exclamations of wonderment at the glory of our avenues of flowering trees. Truly the city is transformed. I am privileged to have a great old jacaranda in my garden. It must be at least 80 years old.

Saturday, October 11, 2014


Jacarandas wear
Mauve frippery on long arms
For a short season

Monday, October 6, 2014

Photo wall

Two young men worked most of the day to create my photo wall against a background of moss green. I guess I could have been more adventurous in my choice of paint. But the  effect is pleasing. Six generations smile down on me at work at my desk. I paid the workmen their fee cheerfully.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Grace notes

Grace notes are defined as notes which are not essential to a melody or harmony.  That may be so bun the player can add them, surely for sweetness or effect.  So...