South Sway Lane

This morning Jackie drove me to the surgery at Milford on Sea where I received my booster Covid vaccination with no problems. We then continued on forest drive. I stepped out of the car at South Sway Lane, where a fine specimen of buttercups lined the verges opposite the ubiquitous cow parsley, and carpeted fieldsContinue reading “South Sway Lane”

From High Street To Forest Roads

This morning I received an e-mail containing photographs from my brother-in-law Ron Salinger from his Spanish holiday with Shelly. These featured a celebration of the victory of the Battle of Albuera, known as the bloodiest battle of the Peninsular War. Here is a link to the extensive Wikipedia entry on the event: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Albuera Afterwards, JackieContinue reading “From High Street To Forest Roads”

Where’s Martin?

Martin and Jackie spent several hours between them this morning weeding and clearing; I chipped in with some of each and mostly dead heading, largely concentrating on the Rose Garden, of which I wish I could convey the scents. After lunch I recorded the general scenes, as usual titled in the galleries. View east fromContinue reading “Where’s Martin?”

Summer Time

Just before lunch I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/05/18/a-knights-tale-133-the-official-welcome/ This afternoon, while Jackie and Flo toured the garden centres in successful search of trailing plants for hanging baskets, I pulled up a few weeds and photographed some of our flowers, all of which are titled in the gallery. The New Wheel Inn is the now privately owned andContinue reading “Summer Time”

Trawling Charity Shops

Flo is seeking items to use in making a baby’s mobile. In particular she is collecting beads. One very good source of such material is Charity Shops which now populate most of our High Streets. One such is New Milton’s Station Road. This afternoon Flo walked the length of the road investigating these outlets, whileContinue reading “Trawling Charity Shops”

BEWILDERMENT – Richard Powers

Originally posted on Something Over Tea:
Richard Powers does not need the accolades plastered on the beautifully designed cover of his novel, Bewilderment, published by Hutchinson Heinemann in 2021. It is an astonishingly wonderful read that takes us through what could be a bewildering array of journeys with the easy guidance of a master storyteller,…

21 Chestnut Road

This afternoon we visited another NGS garden – 21 Chestnut Road, Brockenhurst. This is my selection of photographs; here are Flo’s. As usual each of these images bears a title in the galleries. This evening we dined at Lal Quilla where the food and service was as good as ever. Jackie’s main course was LalContinue reading “21 Chestnut Road”

A Surfeit Of Foals

This afternoon Jackie drove me into the forest. She spotted a possibly sleeping foal on the verge of Wilverley Road and parked the car so I could walk back to find the prone animal. As I reached it it clambered to its feet and sought the comfort of its mother who twitched her tail, perhapsContinue reading “A Surfeit Of Foals”