A Clear View

Jackie weeding rose garden

Until the rain set in this afternoon, we were able to make good headway on weeding the rose garden which, of course,

Kitchen gardenhad not existed at this time last year, when it was little changed from this shot of 6th June 2014. On the left, in front of the shed, is the Waterboy, featured yesterday, as found.

This afternoon we delivered the last of the exhibition flyers, to

Forest Arts Centre

Forest Arts Centre in Old Milton,

St Barbe Museum

to the St Barbe Museum and Arts Centre in Lymington,

Milford on Sea Community Centre

and to Milford on Sea Community Centre.

From Milford, Jackie drove us down to the coast where,

Silhouettes through windscreen

despite the rain battering the windscreen,

Isle of Wight and The Needles

there was a remarkably clear view of the Isle of Wight and The Needles with their lighthouse.

This evening Hordle Chinese Take Away provided our dinner. As always, the set meal for two will cater for tomorrow as well. Jackie drank Hoegaarden while I finished the madiran.


  1. I see you in the mirror! It’s the same the world over, the women doing all the work as the men look on (and take photographs) 🙂

    Great silhouette – I was wondering when we would see another view of the Isle of Wight 🙂

  2. I went back to see you in the mirror – I was too busy wondering about how Jackie’s back was feeling! I appreciate seeing a bit more of the water boys heritage too – it’s a lovely statue and Jackie has done a great job in restoring him to his full glory!

    1. Derrick said that that was how the figure on the fountain was found, but in fact, at that point, I had already pulled him out from under a pile of leaves up behind the shed, he weighs a lot as did his pond that he now sits in, I wo’manhandled it into a wheel barrow and took it down to the house, he was one of many little abandoned ‘treasures’ found tucked away under debris around the garden. Not my first choice for a water feature subject (a bit twee.) but free.

  3. Yes, yes – I thought “a clear view” was referring to YOU in the mirror and that lovely hair of yours. Mary’s comment was funny; we women DO know how to get it done.

    I have yet to have a moment in my garden this spring. When it is dry I am working. When I have a bit of time, it is raining.

  4. You may have made a (visual) rod for your back, Derrick, with your selfies in successive posts. Like Hitchcock appearing fleetingly in his own films, or Terence [momentary blank here, I mean the steam-train painter] who secretes a mouse into each painting, you’re going to have every reader looking for your portrait instead of reading your hard-crafted text!!!
    (Cuneo is the man’s surname).

    1. Thanks, Paul. I didn’t know about the mice. A good theme though. How about Colin Dexter in the Morse TV series? (He was also a crossword setter)

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