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This morning was spent helping the garden recover from the battering winds. This involved gathering up broken branches; tying up plants, like the rose Summer Wine, that had come adrift; a certain amount of watering; and preparing ground for chrysanthemums and bulbs.
After lunch we deposited another orange bag of cuttings in the recycling centre, and drove along the coast road to Milton on Sea.
When the sun emerged from the rapidly moving clouds The Isle of Wight and The Needles benefited from a bright clear light.
Waves still rolled thunderously onto the rocks at the water’s edge.
The clifftop had experienced more erosion since my last venture up there a few months ago.
The bricks in the foreground of this image once formed part of a long-gone structure,
and the path shown here was set further away from the edge last year.
We may have finished our lunch, but a gentleman seated on a bench, mirrored by another eating a banana in his cab,
was still enjoying his.
On the village green a group of elderly cyclists tucked into their own snacks.
I am occasionally asked about the safety of the free roaming animals. Continuing to the north of the forest we noticed this hit and run sign beside Roger Penny Way – not that unusual a phenomenon, particularly during the tourist season.
Were I ever to take it into my head to climb a tree again, I might choose this one bearing useful bracket fungus
at the side of a somewhat waterlogged lane through farmland just to the north of Cadnam,
where sheep wandered across the road.
Initially inquisitive, these creatures, when I invaded too much of their space, turned tail and made for the field from which they had wandered.
We were soon aware of a golf course on our left. A putting session was in progress.
On our return home, I photographed the Hordle Lane housing development from the rear.
This evening we dined on Jackie’s luscious liver casserole, mashed potato, green beans, and orange carrots. The Culinary Queen drank Hoegaarden, and I finished the Fleurie.