Once again - corners of our tiny garden. The first one shows a small group of bonsaied, but native trees, they are a cotoneaster tree, a hawthorn tree, an ash tree (though there is some doubt as to the survival of this one) and a yew tree, which I have been training for about ten years now - this sounds as if I stand in front of it daily, cracking a whip and shouting "Down sir, get down" -but this is not how one trains bonsai trees. Number Two photo shows roses still in bloom in mid October. Can't remember the name of number three, but if I do, I'll insert it in a P.s., photo number four shows an olive tree in front of a fig tree, with red flowered plants around its base. Can't remember the name of the red flowered plant, either. Just remembered the name of the plant in photo number three - it's a hibiscus tree. Shan't have to reopen this entry for a P.S. now.
On Saturday when son Jonathan was teaching me to use the new computer, we decided to bid on a few items so that we could check the bidding part of the computer, then, if any of the bids succeeded we could pay by Pay pal to check that the Paypal part is working too. Anyway, by this means, I purchased quite a nice little snuff box in painted tin (tole ware) with 'Liberty to All men' (an anti slavery slogan) on the lid, made about ten years either side of the year 1800, If you're reading this Jon, many thanks for your efforts. I really do feel that I'm back in business now. As this blog entry is now rather longer than I'd intended, I think I'd better close it and get on with some real work. Bye All.