Friday, July 21, 2017

The sunflowers are nearly up to the roof and flower heads are forming. Can't wait to see those big yellow smiley faces.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Savoring a very tasty beer after a poo day of work and getting tires changed on the car. A well deserved time to chill with a delicious pint and listen to nature. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

My little veggie plot looks like a jungle but everything is growing. It's just such a long way to lug full watering cans, but it's a good work out!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

We were hanging our urbexing photos for a show at Lorton Workhouse this evening and this beautiful Regal Moth was outside the doorway. I picked it up and moved to some vegetation. It had a wingspan of about 5". A beautiful creature and a privilege to have seen it, I'd never seen one before.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Some of my sunflowers, these are the shorter ones and they're still climbing skyward. It's lovely to see them outside my window.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

I loved the detail on this mushroom, the perfect spacing between the gills. It also looked a bit like a dirty dinner plate with a knife left on the side.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Kota thoroughly enjoying his brush. Got lots of fur from him. He loved it.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Boss Man wanted this chair printed to be the 'little boy chair' which the underachiever of the month will have to sit in. Sure as hell will never be me!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The vultures of Marshall fanning their wings in the thick afternoon humidity. It seemed nobody was enjoying it.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

I made up a small bowl for Maggi to enjoy. I picked a bag full of beans tonight and a good handful of tomatoes. These were sautéed with chicken breasts, mushrooms, peppers and spinach with a handful of herbs and then mixed in with a dollop of sour cream. Delicious!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

For 3 days I've been pulling these hornworm caterpillars from my tomato plants. I'm pretty sure I've got them all off and thankfully no bad damage has been done, but I'll be keeping a daily eye out for these lighters. No tomatoes for them!

Monday, July 10, 2017

It's too hot to do anything except make hay, and there's plenty of that going on.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

My beautiful Green Genie, parked at Reston, where Steve and I took a coffee break before heading back to Vienna.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Kristen with a sparkler at a fun party this evening on an abandoned golf course.

Friday, July 7, 2017

I spent 3 wonderful hours on the phone with Myra, my No.1 blog fan in Canada. The weather went from sunny to sudden black clouds and winds, then to rain and then to a double rainbow, before a quick flash of sun again before dusk fell. Lots of love to you Myra xx.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

We had a laugh at work. Alam was being too vocal so had to take time out, facing the wall, and learning a new U.S. Custom. Then Boss Man asked him if he had clocked out, in order to take time out, causing everyone to erupt into laughter.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Had some much needed rain today. Grateful that I didn't have to lug the watering can around tonight.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Out urbexing with a buddy. Sweltering heat soon wore us down but we still covered some ground.

Monday, July 3, 2017

I often try to come home through the country lanes. There's one place that has free roaming chickens and today they were all over the road. This one was playing peek-a-boo behind a tree.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

My little sun spot sanctuary from a visitor's first view as they approach the house.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

This guy was spread right across the bike trail today. It took a good 5 minutes to coax him into the undergrowth where he'd be safe from another biker's wheels. He wasn't happy about being shoved into the bushes!