Focus On The Back Drive

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. While Jackie continued her creative magic in the garden, and between televised tennis sessions, I wandered around admiring the fruits of her labours, and, of course photographing them. We have a number of different day lilies; and the first water lily has now bloomed on the tinyContinue reading “Focus On The Back Drive”

Lee Van Cleef

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Not only was today wet, but we experienced 40 m.p.h. winds, and it was cold. The flowers were taking another battering. It was a day for beetles, not for bees. Thinking that few people would visit the recycling centre today, we transported two bags of green wasteContinue reading “Lee Van Cleef”

Remembering The Bees

We managed a good morning’s work before the rain set in later in the afternoon. I cut the grass while Jackie clipped more of the Back Drive hedge. Part of this consisted of a fuchsia which, despite severe autumn haircuts, has really become very unkempt overgrown. Because it was the only reasonable plant in this areaContinue reading “Remembering The Bees”


On another warm and sunny morning, I began by walking the coast road route to Hordle cliff top where sun glinted on the memorial benches, and walkers were silhouetted against the sea and sky. I descended the steps to the shingle, and returned home via Shorefield. On the right hand side of the road I noticed anotherContinue reading “Scooters”