Early this morning, after she had shopped and Tesco and we had unloaded her purchases, Jackie drove me to Wessex Photography in Lymington where I bought more printing paper; and further on into the forest. Although grasses were well-watered beside Hatchet Pond the surrounding moorland was drying up. It was hot enough for us twoContinue reading “Parched”

South End Back In Order

Martin finished the work on and around the Oval Bed – pictured in progress and on completion. The Rose Garden has been rather neglected during the last week or so. Our friend just had time to shave the rampant red carpet rose and bag up the clippings before it was time for him to returnContinue reading “South End Back In Order”

Starting On The Wedding Prints

This morning Jackie and I completed our final selection of photographs taken at Karen and Barry’s wedding on 15th. They total 189, of which I made 36 A4 prints this afternoon. After this I posted This evening we dined on second helpings of yesterday’s Red Chilli Takeaway meal with which we each drank theContinue reading “Starting On The Wedding Prints”

Red Chilli Takeaway

Her parents brought Flo back home after we had gone to bed last night. Today I stayed indoors and published This evening Jackie, Flo, and I dined on a Red Chilli takeaway meal which we hope may last three days. First we neatly lay out the goodies in their containers; then dive in atContinue reading “Red Chilli Takeaway”

Golden Showers

While watering the garden this morning Jackie photographed a bee on a thistle; and the goldfinch chicks in their nest – as soon as she did so all three flew off. Later I watered and dead-headed a little on the Back Drive, before we set off for Ivy’s birthday barbecue at Newbury. Our great-niece IvyContinue reading “Golden Showers”

“I Wouldn’t Start From Here”

Early this morning I read in the car while Jackie bought vegetables at Ferndene Farm Shop and birthday presents for Ivy at New Milton. We then drove on to Burley where I settled on a bench to watch the world go by. My sojourn was to be brief. As I left the car park IContinue reading ““I Wouldn’t Start From Here””

A Delightful Day

From midday onwards Jackie and I were the official photographers for the most delightful wedding of our friends Karen and Barry Chislett-Bruce. First, beginning with Barry’s son and best man, Owen, and his partner Tori, guests arrived at the Lymington Community Centre where the ceremony was to take place. As we all gathered together, partakingContinue reading “A Delightful Day”

A Soporific Afternoon

In the vicious postprandial heat I ventured on a garden hunt for butterflies and bees, which had been more present earlier in the day when we were clearing clippings and bagging them up for disposal. Only two Peacocks and one bee settled in view during the half hour in which I was prepared to stickContinue reading “A Soporific Afternoon”

A Few Flowers

This afternoon I posted It was hot and sultry outside enough to prevent me from undertaking anything other than photographing a few flowers which are named in the gallery. This evening we dined at Lal Quilla with Becky, Flo, Danni, and Elizabeth. The meal was a very happy birthday party for Jackie, Danni andContinue reading “A Few Flowers”


On another very hot, yet progressively overcast morning we drove to Otter Nurseries where Jackie bought herself another very long hose – this time on wheels to reduce carrying it about – for the garden. We travelled on to Barton on Sea where I stationed myself on a bench in order to attach my longestContinue reading “Scorching”