The Skate Park

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Today was another featuring sunny intervals in cloudy skies. I began with a stroll round the garden where the latest opening rhododendron is progressing well.

Becky and Ian having stayed over, we all lunched at the Beachcomber in Barton on Sea.

The Solent’s waves were choppy; the Isle of Wight and The Needles were swathed in haze;

crows struggled against the blustery wind on the clifftop, and airborne alongside gulls.

This afternoon we took a trip to New Milton where Ian and I visited a solicitor for an executorship matter, while the ladies went shopping. Afterwards I sat on a bench in the Skate Park while Ian hunted for the shoppers.

Skate Park

Black- headed gulls scavenged on the grass against the backdrop of the distant mural;

a couple of young lads experimented with skateboards, until school was out when others joined them on bicycles.

This evening, before Becky and Ian returned home, we all dined on Jackie’s splendid beef pie, crunchy carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli, and creamy mashed potato. Becky and I drank more of the Malbec, Jackie drank Hoegaarden, and Ian, Peroni.

 

45 thoughts on “The Skate Park

  1. Thanks to the post:
    I was a flower in your garden,
    I was crow in the blustery wind,
    I was a black-headed gull against a mural,
    I was a lad who swirled on his bicycle
    as I twirl on my bed, stricken by flu.

  2. I was a skateboarder back in my youth, many, many moons ago, and your New Milton Skate Park looked like a great set-up for the young local enthusiasts.

  3. We are getting some rain and cooler temperatures at last so I know about those sunny intervals. Glad to have the chance to see how your garden is growing.

  4. I really loved the brightness and colors of yours and Jackie’s gardens. Simply the best! The photos are exquisite!
    I liked the gloomy and foggy sea shots, Derrick. They seem like good inspiration for an up and coming Edgar Allen Poe!

  5. Great pics Derrick, I do envy your world and lifestyle, between your garden and the scenery of your rural environment, you do live in a part of England that is unique, including the view across to The Isle of Man.

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