Ponies On The Road

Causing us some speculation, a straight line of horse droppings ran in front of us along Christchurch Road this morning on our journey to the forest. Wild ponies would not breach the barrier fences even if they could approach near enough; it would be a rather stupid equestrian who would ride a horse along thatContinue reading “Ponies On The Road”

Crocheted Memorial

Before Ellie was born, Becky knitted her a matching jerkin to one she had knitted for Jackie. Yesterday Flo photographed them, with her daughter also wearing her contrasting pumpkin hat. Today Dillon photographed me with his daughter in my arms. This morning’s steady drizzle increased its speed in time for our trip to the RecyclingContinue reading “Crocheted Memorial”

Swaying Away From Wing Mirrors

I drizzling grey colander hung in the sky today while I worked on clipping and transferring to compost the dogwood in the corner of the front drive which was obscuring the vision of anyone heading into Christchurch Road, either from our garden or from that of Mistletoe Cottage next door. This is rather a dangerousContinue reading “Swaying Away From Wing Mirrors”

I Wish I’d Brought A Carrot.

Last night we watched the first episode of series 3 of The Crown. Apart from the political aspects of the Wilson premiership I well¬†¬†remember the death of Winston Churchill in 1965. At the time I was working close to Westminster Bridge and photographed the queue of thousands waiting to pay their respects to his lyingContinue reading “I Wish I’d Brought A Carrot.”

A Wintry Morning

Another splendid pastel sunrise heralded a cold, bright, morning, which sent us into the forest early. We pulled into the entrance to The Joinery Barn, a short distance along our Christchurch Road, so that I could photograph the sun-misted landscape alongside. Since there is no real verge I needed to perch on a little bankContinue reading “A Wintry Morning”

The Grass Is Greener

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. “We must find a lamb,” announced Jackie this morning. “To prove it is Spring”. So we did. Quite a few in fact. This wasn’t veryContinue reading “The Grass Is Greener”

Welcome To The World

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN THE LARGE GROUPS TO ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. THE INDIVIDUAL EXAMPLE NEEDS ITS OWN CLICK FOR ENLARGEMENT. This morning we took a trip to the bank in New Milton, then on to Milford on Sea where Peter of Sears Barbers gave me an excellent haircut. Three days ago,Continue reading “Welcome To The World”

Foggy Necking

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. We awoke to a garden covered in frost and fog. As the day progressed, some of the precipitation departed, but the mist remained. My photographs largely appeared as if in monochrome, and I undertook no editing at all. IContinue reading “Foggy Necking”

The Jackdaw

As I ambled along to the post box alongside Ivy Cottages, I realised that I had, in an earlier post, misinformed my readers about the visibility of Ashley Clinton Manor tower from Christchurch Road. Such is the serpentine nature of the A337, that, although Angel Lane is on the left, looking across the fields toContinue reading “The Jackdaw”

A Grey Day

Yesterday morning I abandoned all ideas of any other post than the one I wrote as a tribute to Chris. This is because news of his death reached me as we were on the way to New Milton to collect Alison from the station. Before then we had been relieved of our unwanted bath byContinue reading “A Grey Day”