Exercising Choices

Jet skis

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I undertook some minimal tidying in the garden this morning. Here are a few photographs of how it looks at the moment:

Daffodils

Many more daffodils are in bloom, including those in tubs and window boxes,

Weeping Birch Bed

and those in beds like the Weeping Birch one

Hellebore

which also has its share of hellebores.

Raindrops on primulas

Raindrops settled still on such as these primulas that survived the snow.

We have many blooming camellias. The shady path is bordered by them.

It could be considered mandatory that a tour of our area should include Big Breakfasts at The Beach Hut Café on

Friar’s Cliff Promenade.

So it was today. Jackie brunched on the marginally more moderate Friar’s Breakfast while Flo, Dillon, and I all went for the Big one.

A number of people were out exercising their dogs;

 others walked, jogged, or cycled.

Efforts at promoting fitness in Mudeford, for these two jet-skiers at least, were rather more strenuous.

Others basked in the sunshine or floated on the wing.

The usual fishing paraphernalia lay in tidy heaps on the quay.

Flags flapped in fortuitously reflective surfaces.

Our last visit was to Highcliffe Castle around which the young people wandered while I peered down the steps to the beach. This set has replaced the zig-zag sloping route used on 6th January 2016, now considered unsafe.

For our dinner the evening, Jackie produced her piquant cauliflower cheese with smoked haddock fish cakes and runner beans. Small portions were in order after our brunch. Flo’s favourite pudding, that gets her all of a quiver, is Grannie’s rice pudding with squirty cream. Naturally, this was served today. I finished the Navarra, and the young couple drank different soft drinks.

 

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

49 thoughts on “Exercising Choices

  1. Good timing today Derrick – I was just about to sign off and really get on with my day and up you popped – most amenable of you 🙂 The garden is looking very early Spring – I bet you are excited about all the future hours to come enjoying the loveliness as it pops up and out. As always it will be a highlight of my dark and dim Winter days to admire its progress and different aspects. xo

  2. I love the colors and flowers of spring–your garden looks lovely. Our daffodils have poked up, but they haven’t bloomed yet. So, what’s in a “Big Breakfast?”
    Beautiful photos of garden and seaside. It looks like you had a wonderful day!

    1. Two large, very good quality sausages; two rashers of lean bacon; one perfectly fried egg; plentiful mushrooms, tomatoes, and fried potatoes; two rounds of toast, butter, and marmalade. Cheers, Merril

  3. Out of all the beautiful garden pictures you share Derrick, I have to admit my favourite is the lovely Daffodil.
    You intrigue me with the title Friar’s Breakfast on the menu ????

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