We’re peeking!

My interpretation of the Peek Photo challenge from the Daily Post is slightly different from the example. Instead of giving you a peek at something half hidden my photo shows a plant, which found its way through a fence in September to give passers-by a peek at its flowers. They were passion flowers.

Passion Flowers
Passion Flowers
Close-up of Passion flowers
Close-up of Passion flowers

A late friend of my mother used to cultivate one of these and could explain how it came to have its name.

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A blogging friend at Wordsworth House and Garden

It was a wet Wednesday when hubby and I visited a childhood home of William and other young Wordsworths. We ate lunch in the tearoom, looked round the latest exhibition (about a famous Lake District landmark – the Bowder stone) and braved the damp to visit the garden.

The autumn flowers had vibrant colours, which contrasted with the grey day. We were delighted to see that Fletch the Perchcrow, who was the first blogger I met in “real life”, was keeping a watchful eye on the garden. It was good to see the head gardener, Amanda, as well. (My first meeting with these two was described on Sue’s Trifles.)

Wordsworth House and Garden is open until 29 October 2017 Saturday to Thursday. There is a programme of talks. Reopens March 2018.

Wordsworth House and Cockermouth

Earlier this month hubby and I went to have another look at the exhibition at Wordsworth House in Cockermouth. We also had a good look round the garden, which has recovered well from the floods of December 2015, due mostly to the hard work of the head gardener and her team. On a short tour of the house we learned some things which we hadn’t heard on a previous tour.

Afterwards we had a walk along the river, more or less retracing the route we had taken on a visit last year. The river was flowing quite quickly.