Keeping Its Balance

The weather today was very dull with a couple of hours of rain of varying velocity early this afternoon. When the precipitation had desisted we took a drive into the forest. A group of ponies gathered on either side of Charles’s Lane wandered back and forth across the road. I am normally quite at easeContinue reading “Keeping Its Balance”

More Young Life

Jackie spent the morning and part of the afternoon in the garden. Later she drove me into the forest for a short trip. Ponies cast their shadows on the sward beside Holmsley Road. One enjoyed a good scratch. Two mares suckled their foals. In the first picture the youngster is in the process of risingContinue reading “More Young Life”

It Didn’t Seem Politic

The best light of the day was forecast to be seen this morning. And so it proved. Fairly early on we drove to Tesco’s for petrol; to New Milton Post Office for currency exchange and Christmas stamps; and to Brockenhurst, where, in common with New Milton, poppies ahead of Armistice Day adorn the lampposts, beforeContinue reading “It Didn’t Seem Politic”

Fauna And Flora

This morning I watched the recorded Rugby World Cup quarter final match between England and Australia. After lunch Jackie drove us into the forest where most of the free ranging animals were on display. Donkeys with a foal basked in the sunshine at Bramshaw, where another wandered up a lane towards the green occupied byContinue reading “Fauna And Flora”

Round The Bend

This morning Dale from Crestwood visited and measured up for the new flooring in the sitting room. This friendly, personable, gentleman received knee replacements shortly before me and is back to carpet fitting, which is encouraging. When we discussed dates and I mentioned that we were very flexible, a snort-guffaw ensued from Ian. Mr andContinue reading “Round The Bend”

Beechwood Fauna

This being the second day of 50+ m.p.h. winds it seemed one to have a look at the waves on The Solent. The sun lit the cliffs of the island and the waves on the skyline. When I photographed the sea, rocks, and spume on the sand I was not alone; one young woman, exhibitingContinue reading “Beechwood Fauna”

Lunchtime

Part of Mum’s deal at Woodpeckers Care home is that she can entertain guests to lunch once a week. Elizabeth, Jackie, and I were her visitors today. My meal was Cajun chicken with Lyonnaise potatoes, carrots, and curly kale; the others opted for gammon. Mum chose stewed apricots with ice cream for dessert; the restContinue reading “Lunchtime”

He Lent His Hat

This morning Aaron, with his usual concentrated accuracy, assembled and installed a new flat packed wooden arch across the Shady Path. This was to replace a cheap metal one that had collapsed. As the morning warmed up he lent his hat to Florence sculpture who remained in the shade, Camellias continue to splash colour acrossContinue reading “He Lent His Hat”

The Reality

SINGLE IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK THAT CAN BE REPEATED. CLICKING ON ANY OF THOSE IN A GROUP ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT This afternoon Jackie drove me out to Calshot and back. Waiting in the queueContinue reading “The Reality”