The Year in Photos thus Far

Photos of the spring garden.

Now into May, the post-azalea era, roses, irises and peonies are taking over.

If you look carefully, you'll see behind the bench what is a little (purple) hide-away for my hand tools and the lawn mover.

I added a small lily pond behind that lone white oriental poppy, in the center of the photo, Since this photo, the lotus has sprouted full, and a frog has taken up residence.

The breakfast garden....

Otherwise, we haven't been traveling or done much more than a little painting. I found spicy color for the office...

And sadly this rosewood table is the last purchase we will ever make from beloved Mr. Mohomet, He closed down shop forever this year.

Thedra and I back in England, where we just missed the Queens birthday celebration by hours. Click for more London photos.

I was priviledged to be taken by a local history buff to Stratford-upon-Avon, and over Worcestershire nearly to Wales. It was one of those tours you couldn't buy with money.Click for more photo of Shakespeare's birthplace and Stratford-Upon-Avon

The weather was unusually gorgeous all week. Click for more photos of Worcestershire.

Unless there's a winning MegaMillions tickt in our immediate future, we will have ended the year with a marvelous trip to China with Tim, Karen and Gary. Click for more photos of Beijing.