“Alice’s Last Day”

On this bright and chilly morning, Nugget was torn away from his perch on the lip of   Jackie’s tulip planting pot by Muggle’s war cries, which, proudly puffed up, he was required to reciprocate from a higher viewpoint. “Where’s Nugget?” (49). Later, we drove into the forest, taking School Lane out of Milford onContinue reading ““Alice’s Last Day””

The Schneider Trophy

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This afternoon Jackie drove us to Calshot and back in order to watch the sun go down. The tide was up in the Beaulieu River, offering reflections of Beaulieu Palace House and of private houses. Along Rollestone Road the ancient and modern meet in the forms ofContinue reading “The Schneider Trophy”

An Act Of Love

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Knowing that the clear morning would turn overcast as the day went on, Jackie drove me to Beaulieu and back for a photo session. We began at Hatchet Pond where a couple of well-wrapped-up silhouetted walkers, observed by swansContinue reading “An Act Of Love”

Keeping Ahead Of The Rain

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE, ESPECIALLY TO VIEW THE GALLERY GROUPS Almost overnight, a stout fence has appeared in the place of our grizelinia hedge. This had been agreed with our neighbours who have the responsibility for it. The work is excellent. This morning Aaron lopped more extraneous branches from large bay and holly trees.Continue reading “Keeping Ahead Of The Rain”