Lockdown Hair

I spent the bulk of the morning in boring administration, earning a trip out in the warm and sunny afternoon. Our first pheasant sighting was just a few hundred yards away, strutting along Hordle Lane. Most verges displayed golden celandines and varieties of daffodils. These embellished those of Barrows Lane. Walkers at the high pointContinue reading “Lockdown Hair”

Cheered Up By Sunset

Today began unpromisingly dull and wet. I scanned the last few colour slides from Abney Park Cemetery in May 2008. The second image and the two which follow have been converted to black and white. The first of these shows a typically decorated capital. The second is the Pesman family grave. According to jacobstree.co.uk FredericContinue reading “Cheered Up By Sunset”

Torment

On this bright and sunny morning here was I working with WordPress innocently oblivious of just what the Head Gardener meant by tidying up Félicité Perpétue and the shrubs she had been swamping. I had picked a few tomatoes. Assuring me that the rose would be glorious in a couple of years, she proudly showedContinue reading “Torment”

I Wish I’d Brought A Carrot.

Last night we watched the first episode of series 3 of The Crown. Apart from the political aspects of the Wilson premiership I well  remember the death of Winston Churchill in 1965. At the time I was working close to Westminster Bridge and photographed the queue of thousands waiting to pay their respects to his lyingContinue reading “I Wish I’d Brought A Carrot.”

Backing Up

Knowing that we were to expect further stormy weather today, Jackie helpfully took her camera into the garden at dusk yesterday and photographed primulas, cyclamens, bergenia, hellebores, camellias, clematis cirrhosa Freckles, a pelargonium, a mahonia with accompanying New Zealand flax, snowdrops, and Daphne odorata marginata all in bloom. The Generous Gardener rose set to climbContinue reading “Backing Up”

The More Hardy

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE 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 After a night of heavy rain of which, I am happy to say, I was oblivious, Jackie drove us around the lanes of Sway and Tiptoe.Continue reading “The More Hardy”