Two Out Of Three

This afternoon Jackie drove me into the forest. Ponies on the verge of Wootton Road were plagued by flies on this hot and humid day following 48 overcast hours of intermittent rain which encouraged some greening of the grass on the common, where blackberries were looking plumper, as ponies gathered round the trough, the historyContinue reading “Two Out Of Three”

Still Confined To The Passenger Seat

As we sat in a queue at the Brockenhurst level crossing this morning I photographed the dry grasses alongside. We were on our way to Streets, the shop which has everything. Jackie took this location photograph, whilst I focussed on the windows when we parked outside it. My more able bodied Chauffeuse also photographed theContinue reading “Still Confined To The Passenger Seat”

One For Jessie

Knowing that hosepipe bans were to be imposed on Hampshire and the Isle of White today, we were relieved to learn that bans were determined by the water companies. Our supplier is Bournemouth Water, which has not yet ordered a ban. I celebrated with a gallery of garden views. Flo and Dillon continued clearing, planting,Continue reading “One For Jessie”

Late Afternoon In Ran’s Wood

Many hours of my life have been spent tramping the streets of London. These consequently appear on many of my blog posts, although one series has been particularly dedicated to them From 2004 to 2008 inclusive I made hundreds of photographs with the constraint that the road name must be included in the picture. TheyContinue reading “Late Afternoon In Ran’s Wood”

Struggling With The Media

This afternoon we drove to Screwfix in Lymington’s Ampress Industrial Estate to collect our new macerator, then explored the possibility of viewing the coast near the town. Quay Hill was crowded with visitors; there seemed no chance of finding a spot in the carpark which was in any case swarming with people. We then droveContinue reading “Struggling With The Media”

Hotter Than Expected

This morning I worked on the next “A Knight’s Tale” post. On this unseasonably balmy afternoon Jackie drove us up to the north of the forest, where donkeys on the road outside Faraway Cottage caused a certain amount of traffic chaos. My chauffeuse parked at Godshill Pit while I wandered among dappled woodland with variouslyContinue reading “Hotter Than Expected”

Woodland Ecology

After lunch today I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2021/09/23/a-knights-tale-38-girls/ The day remained largely overcast, but reasonably warm, so, after a trip to Ferndene Farm Shop we took a drive among the forest lanes. I am not sure what these tractors were doing alongside Preston Lane, but they were sending up clouds of dust. We can never normally stopContinue reading “Woodland Ecology”

Stamping Ground

We began the day by shopping at Ferndene Farm Shop for three more bags of compost, vegetables, and begonias. This was quite a quick operation, after which we drove into the forest. At the top of Holmsley Passage another wrecked vehicle blocked the side-lane to a house. This was upside down and looked as ifContinue reading “Stamping Ground”

Behind The Scenes

I began another gloomy-looking day by printing a batch of photographs for my sister, Jacqueline, including this one of her son, my nephew James and his son Shay at Michael and Heidi’s wedding on 5th October 1991. Our blogging friend Carolyn began a comment on “Her Autumn Garden” with a poem which I printed forContinue reading “Behind The Scenes”