One Day Of Life

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM. REPEAT IF REQUIRED I can spot a dandelion or a bramble when it grows big enough to be difficult to eradicate. The Head Gardener can spot any sort of weed as soon as it pokes through soil. She can distinguish that soon between a plant she will welcome and allowContinue reading “One Day Of Life”

Various Stages Of Life

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM. REPEAT IF REQUIRED The experts on the antiques programme Bargain Hunt, which we generally watch at lunchtime, tell us that silver items should not be polished, for that activity eventually obliterates the hallmarks. Many antique book dealers also believe that uncut book pages should be left in their pristineContinue reading “Various Stages Of Life”

Hordle Closed Cemetery

A new discovery was made on my familiar Hordle Cliff walk this morning. An abandoned bird’s nest perched high up in the hedgerow on Downton Lane where, seduced my the mild autumn, blackberry blossom still blooms, and lichen blends with the gorse. Roger was out with his tractor bearing new attachments, the purpose of whichContinue reading “Hordle Closed Cemetery”

A Tale Of Two Climbers

Today was another wet one. That put paid to any continuation of the pathfinding project, but we worked on others in brief spells between the rains. An interesting variety of gladiolus has emerged outside the back door to the kitchen. Jackie drove off to Everton Garden Centre to buy some annuals. She returned with quiteContinue reading “A Tale Of Two Climbers”