Like Minded Photography Enthusiasts

We drove through a deluge to shop at Lidl this morning. I began photographing raindrops on the car windows. Suddenly the skies cleared to make room for the sun, and while Jackie made the purchases I photographed the car park, and abandoned raindrops on windscreen. Autumn leaves floated on the pools reflecting vehicles and overheadContinue reading “Like Minded Photography Enthusiasts”

The Way To The Church

After buying provisions from Ferndene Farm Shop this afternoon Jackie and I took a forest drive while Becky and Flo, taking Ellie with them, shopped elsewhere. On the way up Lyndhurst Road outside Burley, Jackie managed to park the Modus allowing me to walk down the soggy verge with my camera. I had been attractedContinue reading “The Way To The Church”

Early Signs Of Autumn

This morning Jackie and I visited Shelly and Ron with presents for my sister-in-law. Jane and Ivy were also present. The little girl was looking bonny and cheerful. Afterwards we took a short forest drive before returning home for lunch. The grey pony habitually risking its throat on barbed wire while checking whether the grassContinue reading “Early Signs Of Autumn”

Woodland Denizens

The weather temperature has plummeted. Early this morning Jackie photographed ice on the new water features. Beginning mid-morning I wasted four hours and my frayed nerve ends wrestling with an on line banking problem arising from a regular heating fuel supplier who had changed their bank details, and a system which could not adequately copeContinue reading “Woodland Denizens”

Head To Head

On a bright, crisp, afternoon Jackie drove us to Bisterne Close, where she parked and sat in the car while I wandered into the forest with my camera, rustling the dried autumn leaves, across which the low sun cast long shadows. One lone cow wandered off into the distance. Golden gorse glowed; a few beechContinue reading “Head To Head”

Autumn Reflections

Jackie and I each photographed a few flowers blooming yesterday morning. Here are the Assistant Photographer’s contributions. The first three are of Mrs Popple fuchsias and a giant which has lost its label; next is a white solanum with the bright blue Ali Baba planter in the background; the hanging baskets following contain petunias andContinue reading “Autumn Reflections”

Close Encounter Of The Covid Kind

On an unseasonably mild morning of sunshine and showers we drove into the deserted forest where Jackie decanted me at a few unpopulated points where I wandered with my camera. Had we been in a hurry down Beckley Road we might have had a closer than comfortable encounter with an approaching van. Fortunately Jackie hadContinue reading “Close Encounter Of The Covid Kind”

More Than It Could Chew

First published in 1936, just three years before the outbreak of World War 2, “Eyeless in Gaza” is possibly Aldous Huxley’s most acclaimed work. His familiar themes of the tension between emotional and intellectual lives of his privileged hedonistic characters are explored in depth with his usual insightful knowledge of these self-centred human beings. HeContinue reading “More Than It Could Chew”

No More Dado Rails

Although the fierce winds that we have experienced for the last few days continued to pound us for much of the day, it was warm, sunny, and bright, encouraging me to wander round the garden with my camera. A few trugs were transported, and a few pots blown down; some trees were being stripped ofContinue reading “No More Dado Rails”

Lin Brook In Spate

On a day of sunshine and showers we each took our cameras into the garden during brief sunny spells. Madame Alfred Carriere seems to think it is spring, despite sharing the Rose Garden entrance with hips from Summer Wine. Everlasting sweet peas are equally confused. These wear raindrop pearls which glisten over the Gazebo PathContinue reading “Lin Brook In Spate”