Saturday, February 10, 2007

VIEW FROM MY BALCONY TODAY: NOT A SOLITARY SNOWFLAKE OR EVEN A ROMEO - HE'S OUT SHOPPING!  Posted by Picasa

41 comments:

FOUR DINNERS said...

Peaceful. I want peaceful. My place is manic.

Yaeli said...

What a gorgeous view! Your balcony looks like a great place to sit with a cup of tea and read the paper or a book.
Sorry I skipped you at Michele's.

PI said...

4d; Sometimes here you can hear if someone slams a car door otherwise it's just the birds.

PI said...

Hi Yaeli and welcome! The good thing is you dcan sit there even if it is raining.

grant said...

Yeah, I know how you feel. I'm from Brighton and we had no snow at all this week.
Michele sent me

grant said...

I know how you feel. we've had no snow in Brighton all week.
Michele sent me

Drama Queen said...

Under the arch looks like a nice thinking spot!

PI said...

Hi DQ: that's my prayer spot when the weather is a lottle more temperate.

Oracle said...

Hey Pat,

Lovely picture looks very Idyllic ;)

Here Via Michele's :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

That is so pretty! I bet it looks beautiful with snow, too!

Here from Michele's today...!

PI said...

Hi Oracle : it looks it's best when the roses and honeysuckle are out

Lady of the Hills: I'm longing for snow -it's been promised but no dice:(

Thumper said...

Wow...that's a nice view to have. I'd like to see it in the spring...

here via Michele's today!

PI said...

welcome Thumper: come back in the Spring - come anytime!

john.g. said...

Lovely, Pat, i`ll send some photos when the roses on our arch come out. All the snow`s gone here, it`s raining now.

Janejill said...

Hi Pi I am not sure how I got to you -Michelle maybe or could it have been blogexplosion? Anyway, very happy to hear about your indian events - I exaggerated things in my blog - I always do;(I get bored with it otherwise ) but I did find a reticence in reacting to me and men always seemed more comfortable talking to Jack. I love your blog title - mine could be very similar only VERY VERY Imperfect. Would love to hear more about your time in India - is it blogged?

PI said...

Thanks john.g. My roses over the arch are New Dawn - my favourite.

PI said...

Hi janejell. I came to you via Michelle. Welcome! The blog is my life story - starting in the thirties and is now in the mid fifties and in between I write about anything I fancy. So the story is labelled 'story contd' and the resr 'aside'.
I haven't written about India in my blog but have written a short story based on it. I'll have to think about whether to do it as an aside. Thanks for the idea.

MKWM said...

Lovely view, splendid! This reminds me of the place where my sister lives (in Beds). I just love the UK and its countryside, I wish I could be there right now...

Pat, we can swap home countries anytime!

Janejill said...

I will look forward to reading your story - especially the details of the 30 year separation! We had a 7 year "gap" with a few unsatisfactory meetings in between, but 30 years!...

Becky68 said...

How lovely, We have a front porch but it's only about 12 feet off the road so not very secluded! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

rosemary said...

Is he out shopping for you??? Valentine? It is lovely at your place....we are down to about 5 feet of snow, and the sun is out so my husband is out on the tractor plowing the forest paths...a forest walk would be really nice right now. I am neck deep in winter doldrums.

PI said...

Hi M: I'll take Greece then. It's cold and wet here:(

janejill: looks like we have had similar experiences. My motto is never give up hope.

Hi Becky68! Dtop by anytime. You're very welcome.

PI said...

Rosemary: he was doing general shopping but he brought me some flowers. I won't know till Wednesday about Valentines but he is a complete contrast to my first husband and never forgets anniversaries, is very generous and romantic and boy do I appreciate it. Even after 27 years I never stop being thankful.

carli said...

Nice.
Not as exciting as the fistfight outside my window last night but nice. I'd like to read the paper there. With some tea. And a kitty. But it looks a little too windy out for my tastes. Also, it's in England, which would be hard since I don't fly. And also, it's your house, not mine. And I don't drop in uninvited.

sage said...

A nice view! And a great outdoor sitting area just waiting for spring.

Mr Farty said...

Very British, everything in the landscape soaked through and through but a watering can lying handy just in case. Bet it's nice in summer though.

btw thanks for being my first ;-)

xx

kenju said...

A lovely view. Good luck for Valentine's Day presents!

PI said...

carli: believe me it isn't sitting out weather just yet awhile. we also don't fly since my husband had a heart episode. Sad as we both have family in the States. They would emigrate!

sage: roll on the Spring!

mr farty: that made me laugh! I thought I was second?

Thanks Judy. I keep just missing youon M and G!

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

Your garden is lovely, Pat. It looks like a tranquil haven for yourself and YTL while still being the sort of place that grandchildren would love to come and play and have picnics in. And the drainpipe looks solid enough for a YTL to climb up, rose 'twixt teeth, for a Valentine's day wooing!

I can just picture you there of a summer's evening, reading poems, doing some thinking and sipping kir.

PI said...

Sam: that's about right. Round the west side there is a 'jungley' part where the younger boys love to hunt with Grandpa for tigers and he lets them tote his ancient pretend pistols. All very PC. NOT! Boys will be boys - of all ages!

Mr. Althouse said...

Looks really nice. It's been raining like crazy here. We need it, but it's a lot all at once. the storm drains are starting to get a little bit overwhelmed. I'll bet the rivers will be running high tomorrow!

From Michele's,

Mike.

PI said...

Hi Mike! we are one of the few places who don't get a hose pipe ban in the summer.

apprentice said...

Lovely view, can just see you sitting out on a summer's night.

Roll on those light nights!

PI said...

apprentice: so near and yet so far:(

craziequeen said...

What a nice view. There was some snow here in S Glos, but it didn't last long.

Typical British weather, blink and you miss it!!

cq

Michele sent me today, Pat.

PI said...

Hi CQ: apparently we are to have a mild week. At the moment I feel like the Michelin man.

Madame Courtney Whiny Complainy Pants, Esq. said...

Here in New England, we've had almost no snow this winter (at least in my section of New England). It's very strange, although later in the week, we should have some.

As for celebrity chefs, I do know who Nigella Lawson is; her show began airing on our Food Network this fall. I like her cooking; I think my boyfriend simply likes her.

Thanks for visiting earlier.

PI said...

Hi MC! Your boyfriend sounds like every other red-blooded male:)

MorahMommy said...

What a beautiful picture. I love all that green...makes well "green" with envy.

We have had nothing but snow and cold for weeks around here....I am looking forward to Spring!

Michele sent me!

PI said...

Hi morahmummy and welcome! i suppose one always wants what the other has. The grass is always greener ... if you'll pardon the pun.

amy said...

New Dawn -- that's a pink climber, isn't it?
i think i have one of those, very pretty, but mine's still very small... it's surviving the drought, though, despite being nowhere near my dodgy home-made watering system, so they must be very tough as well as very pretty!

your garden's always so green! i'm quite jealous. between the drought and the marauding goose, quite a bit of my garden is just dry dirt at the moment.