Neighbourhood Rambles

A pleasure to walk past,

 

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Straw flowers visited by light

our neighbours garden which is blooming its heart out right now. The newest arrivals (after the sunflowers) are these beautiful straw flowers. Remarkable plants that are indeed like straw – papery dry to the touch.

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The sky and harbour last night was looking splendid. We’ve been treated to warm summer weather. The best time for a walk-in the cool of the evening. Roaming in the gloaming …

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Dusky delight
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Sun setting behind the city
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Moon above, pier with gulls below

I’m loving having lots of grandchildren time. Our son and daughter in law from Berlin are over with their two little ones. My oldest granddaughter turned 21 in the weekend. Time goes so fast. I am pleased to allow flowers, harbour lights, sunsets and trees to slow it down. And the grandchildren mark its passage in the most delightful way.

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Roses in St Brigid’s school playground

The grandchildren enjoyed clambering over the school playground … an after-hours Sunday treat when the school is closed.

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Silver birch trunks (with feet)

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And to conclude the Sunday playground scramble, a peek inside the Lilliput library

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Stone marker

And a ‘milestone’ to measure time’s bitter-sweet passage.

 

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