Bad Hair Day

This afternoon Jackie drove me to Eyeworth Pond and back to watch the birds. Golden gorse glowed in the sunshine on Hinchelsea Moor and many others. The deciduous trees, like this oak, are all filling with foliage. Walkers along the Rhinefield Ornamental Drive gave scale to the giant redwoods. Mandarin ducks are not native toContinue reading “Bad Hair Day”

Was It Something In The Water?

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This morning was spent Christmas shopping in New Milton and in Brockenhurst Jackie parked the car in Butts Lane, Brockenhurs and I walked alongside the stream beside it. At the far end a ford leads to Park Close. The water level gauge shows it is quite shallowContinue reading “Was It Something In The Water?”

It Ain’t Half Cold, Mum

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THEIR PAGES AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. Today,¬†as it rained incessantly, was one for delving into the photographic archives. I returned to the colour negatives of the August 1992 holiday at Towcett, where Black and whiteContinue reading “It Ain’t Half Cold, Mum”

Synchronicity

Pausing to admire one of the freshly flowering cherries in the front garden, we took an early morning drive through forest to Eyeworth Pond and back. Sometimes the heathland, after the burning of the gorse, can appear like a Paul Nash landscape. So it was today. As we approached Burley, I spotted a pony appearingContinue reading “Synchronicity”

No Contest

Yesterday’s airborne avian shadow was a jackdaw perched on a TV aerial some distance away. As the evening sun lowered in the West, Flo continued her bird photography. The collared dove took its turn at the feeding tray, until its mate dislodged it. Settling in the weeping birch it pondered a pigeon, practiced its trapezeContinue reading “No Contest”

In The Verges

Today was sunny and warmer. I made my way this morning down to Roger’s footpath and back. This was more of a hobble than a ramble, but the swelling on the knee has subsided and I have left off the Ibuprofen. To be found in the verges of Downton Lane are: CrocusesCelandines Primroses Primulas MoreContinue reading “In The Verges”