I’ve made a conscious effort to take a few pictures when I’m out on a walk this week. This one is of the horse chestnut trees in the park. They are in flower and I guess this is where the autumn’s conkers will be in a few months time. The trees are in full leaf already, but some of the other trees are still just growing theirs.
It’s not been such a nice week weather wise, but there have been some nicer patches of weather between the showers. I’ve felt lucky to have green space nearby, which thankfully isn’t too busy, despite being in the city.
My ‘walkman’ arrived this week and it works. Don’t you just love the old style packaging? I did struggle to get the batteries into the cassette player – it was a very tight fit and I had to use a nail file to help lever them in. I ordered some headphones too, as my ears are too small to wear those in ear phones for very long. It’s been a bit of a blast from the past using old style cassettes again after so long, but I’ve settled back into the old style technology very easily. I spent one afternoon really concentrating on my language tapes and I felt I made some progress.
Now I know this doesn’t look much, but it’s our first homegrown produce of the year from the garden (or in this case, they were grown in the conservatory and the greenhouse). We have a selection of different salad leaves now ready to go. I don’t have enough yet for a full blown salad, but there’s enough for a garnish. It’s cut and come again as well, so there should be more where that came from and I do think I could be over run with salad within a week or two. Don’t worry I served up these leaves with plenty of other food. I planted some more seeds this week, more flowers than vegetables, but a few of them too. I’m hoping to supplement my flower border with some perennials as I find them the best way of getting a good display year after year. Starting to run out of seed compost now though, so I’ll have to find a way to get some more once the crowds at DIY places die down or if garden centres reopen.
Yesterday there was a lot of fox activity in the garden. This (older I think) fox spent a lot of the day in my garden and another (younger I think) fox was in and out too. The foxes live next door so it’s not that unusual to see them, but it’s usually a glimpse of a tail or a sighting from an upstairs window. Since lockdown they seem to have been more in evidence, but it might just be that I’m at home more and so I’m noticing them more.