A Close Encounter Of The Porcine Kind

I have often featured cattle and other animals basking beneath Bramshaw’s ancient oak. These pictures were produced in November 2018. This morning the unburied corpse of this once mighty giant, some of its limbs chopped up, lay across the green, being investigated by a solitary calf which is hidden in three of these images. TheContinue reading “A Close Encounter Of The Porcine Kind”

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”

“All Over In A Flash”

This morning’s sun shone blindingly bright in clear skies; the temperature was finger- tingling chilly. Because the meteorologists had predicted rain this afternoon we drove out early to Mudeford Quay. I had never seen the normally tranquil harbour water as choppy as it was today. The high tide surged back and forth over the shoreContinue reading ““All Over In A Flash””

Damper And Damper

Yesterday evening we watched the last two episodes of Series One of The Crown. Today was swathed in rapidly increasing gloom. Jacqueline dropped in for a brief visit late this morning. Afterwards Jackie drove me to Hockey’s Farm shop for lunch. We left home in slight drizzle, and returned in a deluge. Even though itContinue reading “Damper And Damper”

Fly Masks

I didn’t think I could face the tension of listening to ball by ball broadcasting of the last day of the first Ashes Test match of 2019, so I suggested a trip out this morning and deferring cricket gratification until this evening’s highlights. Before leaving, Jackie photographed raindrops on spider’s webs and our porch planting.Continue reading “Fly Masks”

Making Pictures

CLICK ON ANY MEMBER IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT One of Aaron’s tasks this morning was to start clearing the falling leaves. He used his handy blower to stir the frisky foliage. Jackie and IContinue reading “Making Pictures”

The Grass Is Greener

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. “We must find a lamb,” announced Jackie this morning. “To prove it is Spring”. So we did. Quite a few in fact. This wasn’t veryContinue reading “The Grass Is Greener”

Snowponies

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ENLARGED GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THEIR PAGES AND CHECKING BOXES AT BOTTOM RIGHT I was banned from the kitchen this morning in order to allow Richard to catch up on his largely snowbound day yesterday. Rain and a slight riseContinue reading “Snowponies”

“Look, He’s Posing”

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE OR ACCESS GALLERIES This morning Jackie drove us to Lymington for me to take photographs that might be suitable for the walls of Lal Quilla restaurant. Raj had asked me for some a couple of days ago. I began with a few featuring the building itself. The surrounding area includesContinue reading ““Look, He’s Posing””

Reflecting Autumn

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This morning Paul and Margery delivered the nicely mounted signed painting that John created on 21st September. We brunched at Hockey’s Farm Shop. In the lane outside a donkey rushed to our open car window in search of treats. No-one had told it that Halloween was over.Continue reading “Reflecting Autumn”