Don’t get out much lately. I had to admit that this was a tempting raffle in the local club. What great advertising. Did get me wondering what I would do if I won that much. I doubt that I’d go off travelling. Sadly, I decided not to even enter the lottery.


Here’s another reason why the photos, as well as the garden, have been neglected a little lately. (I’ve also been driven inside by the relentless heat.)

This was the result of my daughter tempting me to ‘try it’ in the music shop. I bonded immediately. It just feels good. And it sounds amazing. Looks kinda strange, for a uke. It’s deliberately made by Fender to resemble their guitar. Plugs into the amp too. My finger tips on my left hand are past painful, now numb. I left it in the shop for a few hours. But, it drew me back and it came home with me.


500 posts. My sincere thanks to all of you who follow my blog. I feel like I’m getting to know you from following your blogs. I especially like the photos that have transported me to other places, while being in this seemingly interminable Lockdown.

This will be the 501st post. I hope that my posts aren’t getting stale. I have to say that I have enjoyed the experience. I’ve tried to post every day. Sometimes that has meant that I’m late into the night before I find something appropriate. Even though I have photographed so many birds and flowers, I have tried to find different aspects in my photography. My focus until now has been to take my photos very close to home, mostly around the farm. Now that Covid restrictions are easing, I might try to go further afield. Or maybe not.

Today I have two photos of lavender that grows in my garden. I have another lavender that grows prolifically. These two are smaller varieties I bought as small plants. Like most plants in my garden they’re the survivors. They have struggled through tough times. If I had to say which I liked best I couldn’t. The pale one is more fragile. The brighter one is more striking. My preference seems to depend on my mood.