Blackberrying

Jessica, Sam and Louisa blackberrying 1985

 

ALL IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED BY CLICKING ON THEM; THE SMALLER IMAGES GIVE ACCESS TO  LARGER GALLERIES.

Today, I scanned another batch of black and white negatives from 1985.

Garden of gite 1985

Here is a view of the garden of the gite,

Jessica 1985

where Jessica basked in the evening sun.

Matthew, Sam, Louisa, farmyard fowl 1985

Here Matthew introduces Sam and Louisa to farmyard fowl,

Matthew, Sam, Louisa, cattle and farmyard fowl

soon attracting the usually inquisitive cattle.

Back home in London we paid one of our regular visits to Covent Garden, where Jessica, Sam, and Louisa enjoyed the Punch and Judy show. Sam entered gleefully into the spirit of the occasion, whereas Louisa found it all a little tiring.

On another occasion we walked around the corner from our Gracedale Road home for a blackberrying expedition on Tooting Bec Common. Sam, as evidenced by the purple smear across his cheeks, adhered to the normal custom of eating as much of the fruit as found its way into his container.

This evening we dined at Lymington’s Royal China, where we enjoyed our usual warm welcome and excellent meal. We both drank Tsingtao beer.

Published by derrickjknight

I am a septuagenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs

41 thoughts on “Blackberrying

  1. Parts of my patch of land (I hesitate to call it a garden) are over-run with brambles. Somehow, blackberrying has lost some of its allure. Charolais cattle in the fields around us are a constant, though, and one we are always happy to see, particularly at this time, with young calves in every group.

    Scanning old negatives is time-consuming and could become tedious, were it not for the memories they drag up. Thanks for sharing, Derrick.

  2. Blackberrying and blackberry cobbler are wonderful. I so much enjoyed the feeling of self sufficiency from my expeditions as a child. Thanks for the great post, warm memories.

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