Madame Alfred Carriere* needed a trim.
There were 6-8 foot lengths of growth sticking out all over the top, and the wind had broken one down; half an hour with the stepladder and secateurs had the old girl (though she is only 4 years old) looking much tidier.
Then I looked for some more contributions to my series of leaf litter photos. This is liquidambar leaves by the cyclamen -
And here are magnolia leaves by foxglove and sweet williams -
And the lily looked lovely, with still a bit of nasturtium surviving the frosts -
On the technology front, the "upgraded" broadband doesn't seem to have made any difference. And the Statcounter is pretty incomprehensible, especially as it refuses to ignore my own visits. Still, it revealed that the String Bag was Google's top choice for "fred knittle fix you".
I'm not sure I want this sort of publicity.
* She is, of course, a rose.