Florence’s Autumnal View


This morning Jackie drove me to Lymington in order to collect my laptop following its successful surgical treatment by James Peacock. On leaving Peacock Computers I joined my lady in the St Barbe Museum & Gallery cafΓ© where she showed me this

article from yesterday’s New Forest Post.

Sway Tower ,which has featured in many of my posts, has remained steadily standing sans oscillation for over 130 years.

Here it was this morning nestled among

Autumnal trees.

On our subsequent forest drive there was such a dearth of ponies in evidence, that we wondered whether the animals had scented the impending storm.

If so, a solitary trio on Hinchelsea Moor had not got wind of it.

One wandered across the road to rejoin its chomping companions.

This afternoon Jackie produced her own Autumnal photos of sculpture Florence’s view down the paths.

This evening we dined on New Forest Tandoori takeaway fare. My choice was king prawn vindaloo with egg fried rice; I also enjoyed a share of paratha, naan, and mushroom bhaji. Jackie drank Hoegaarden, while Elizabeth, Danni, and I drank Calvet limited reserve Merlot 2017.

Published by derrickjknight

I am an octogenarian 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. In these later years much rambling is done in a car.

60 thoughts on “Florence’s Autumnal View

  1. That’s quite a place, but it doesn’t look anything like a cozy home I’d like to live in. A hotel and a restaurant makes lots of sense, though. “Sway Tower” gives me the willies, lol. Jackie’s pictures are amazing.

  2. Florence has a lovely autumnal view! I’d be after the tower only if all the floors were dwellable, I quite like the idea of running up and down stairs all day long. That would surely keep both Siddy and me in a trimmer state! πŸ™‚

  3. Jackie’s photos of your garden in it’s autumn finery are so so SO beautiful! πŸ™‚

    I wouldn’t enjoy owning and/or living in that tower. I think I’ll just keep my money . πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ But, it was very interesting to read about!

    HUGS to all! πŸ™‚

  4. Even if I had the money I wouldn’t buy the folly. I lived on the 14th floor of a tower block when a student in Liverpool and the draughts and the swaying about put me off high-rise living for life!
    I love the autumn colour of those trees near the folly and also the rich hues in your glorious garden!

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