“Have You Seen My Dog?”

The weather today alternated between brief bursts of bright sunshine and darkly hammering heavy hail and rain. We probably picked the best time for a drive into the forest, where, on Sway Road it was the turn of cattle and donkeys to create traffic mayhem. I took advantage of the sunshine to photograph autumn atContinue reading ““Have You Seen My Dog?””

A Shared Hairstylist

This morning I completed an e-mail exchange with Barrie Haynes who had sent me a copy of his latest novel, “Adam”. The book carries a good, intriguing, story written in tight, fast-moving, prose with nothing superfluous. Despite its five star rating on Amazon, the work, on account of the sexual innuendos which some will findContinue reading “A Shared Hairstylist”

Spotted Speckled Wood

Today we begin with this gallery of Jackie’s photographs of me photographing yesterday’s ponies and Ogdens North. When leaving Brockenhurst on a forest drive we normally pass a small area of woodland. This morning I spied a pony through the trees, so Jackie parked and I followed the wildlife. Birds sang in the taller trees;Continue reading “Spotted Speckled Wood”

Your Own Unique Private Island

Early this morning we made a trip to Setley Ridge Vineyard in order to buy birthday presents for Shelly. Jackie did the masked up shopping while I sat in the car until I noticed the blighted oak on site. This tragic giant had been brought down in last week’s gales. The good fortune was thatContinue reading “Your Own Unique Private Island”

No Sensible Pony

On another warm day of clear blue skies we accompanied Matthew and Poppy to Everton Garden Centre to buy a birthday present, then lunched in their Camellia’s CafĂ©. The very well cooked, plentiful, meals set us up for the day. Mine consisted of chicken and ham pie, new potatoes, and vegetables; Mat’s was roast duck;Continue reading “No Sensible Pony”

“A Lovely Autumny Day”

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. We began the day with a trip to Everton Nurseries to buy four more slabs of reconstituted stone for the new bench base. Sadly, artificial Halloween pumpkins and other scary things were being arrayed at the entrance. What has happened to the pleasure of making your ownContinue reading ““A Lovely Autumny Day””

New Roses

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This has been a day of varied activities. This morning involved various administrative phone calls; a trip to Lymington to confirm the order and pay for Jackie’s new laptop; and a drive among the lanes around Sway. Other road users somewhat impeding our leisurely progress included aContinue reading “New Roses”