Starring Seed Pods

Today, by our standards, unseasonably hot for September, was definitely one for sprinkling the garden. Even the wicker owl appreciated its shower. By late morning we had become too heated to complete our work on pruning, cutting up, and composting the wisteria, seen here from above and below. While taking the overhead wisteria pictures IContinue reading “Starring Seed Pods”

Silent Companions

Today the light was dull; the weather warm and dry. This afternoon we visited Ferndene Farm shop to buy pork for tonight’s dinner. I joined a young lady happily photographing chickens on her phone. We had noticed that she had chosen a good vantage point. It was a matter of seconds before I discovered thatContinue reading “Silent Companions”

Variations On A Game

Today winds were fresh; rain was absent; and the temperatures were cool. The verbena bonarensis attracted butterflies like this Comma; and this Small White, examples of which flitted everywhere, seeming to use white blooms as camouflage. Can you spot any one of these which will benefit from enlargement on accessing their gallery with a click?Continue reading “Variations On A Game”

Shared Pasturage

Although it was to brighten a little before we finished our trip into the forest this afternoon, it began very dull and overcast. At Braggers Lane I disembarked from the Modus to focus on distant landscapes. The last two images include All Saints Church, featured in an earlier post. Nascent bracken now towered above bluebellsContinue reading “Shared Pasturage”

Chances Of Making It Through Christmas

This Wednesday weather was warm, wet, yet unwilling to welcome the slightest sign of sunshine. Jackie and I visited Lyndurst for a little Christmas shopping then enjoyed brunch at Lyndhurst Tea Rooms, after which we took a trip by car into the dripping forest. A clutch of chickens at East Boldre gave the cold shoulderContinue reading “Chances Of Making It Through Christmas”

Husky Models

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. Today, for the most part, was overcast and dull, although the sun did emerge on our way back from Calshot where Jackie drove us this afternoon. WeContinue reading “Husky Models”

Chickens And A Calf

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN THE GROUP TO ACCESS ENLARGED GALLERY Last night Flo transferred several photographs from her mobile phone to my iMac. On 28th December I had photographed our granddaughter photographing chickens at Hockey’s Farm. These were her images. Yesterday evening we had enjoyed fortune cookies given to Jackie by Mr Chan atContinue reading “Chickens And A Calf”

Sussing Possible Rentals

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ENLARGED GALLERIES For much of the day, Jackie drove me and Flo around the forest, focussing on the location of a few flats she has found that might be suitable for her to rent. First on the itinerary was one over the antiques centre where ElizabethContinue reading “Sussing Possible Rentals”

Road Blocks

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning Jackie drove us with our friends Jessie and Claire out into the forest. Unfortunately this took rather longer than anticipated because even the narrow lanes suffered under the burden of far more traffic than usual. Our environment was the venue for a major cycling event,Continue reading “Road Blocks”

On The Road To Brockenhurst

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE.┬áREPEAT IF REQUIRED. Jackie and I began the day with a drive in the forest, in order to see how the thatching at East End was progressing. A shallow stream ran over the ford at Norleywood, enhancing the beauty of the shadows on the road ahead. A pair of donkeys breakfastedContinue reading “On The Road To Brockenhurst”