On A Hillside

Today was sunny and warmer than yesterday. Jackie entered the garden for a weeding session. Within seconds Nugget was in attendance, taking time out from his under-gardener role to tweet sweet nothings to Lady, who kept out of sight. “Where’s Nugget?” (63) Ron continued sweeping up underneath his front garden feeder. Jackie also photographed hellebores,Continue reading “On A Hillside”

Pilley Pool Replenished

Slate grey skies; gloomy light; steady rain. These were the weather conditions during our drive into the forest this morning. Just outside Lymington we were delayed by a warning of witches’ hats strung out round a bend in the lane, no doubt having been abandoned after Halloween. A couple of cows cropped the grass atContinue reading “Pilley Pool Replenished”

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”

More Than She Could Chew

Aaron works in all weathers. This morning, however warm enough, was even too wet for him. He visited anyway and we enjoyed a pleasant conversation over tea, coffee, and biscuits. Afterwards I watched England’s World Cup Rugby match against Tonga. Although this afternoon the skies remained overcast, the steady rain let up; Jackie worked onContinue reading “More Than She Could Chew”

“The Smell Of Autumn”

Today was pleasantly temperate. We took an early drive into the forest where the wider roads are often crossed by hoofed animals who make the own tracks into the woodland. We stopped at the junction between Crow Hill and Charles’s Lane for me to photograph examples. The track forks with one tine running alongside Charles’sContinue reading ““The Smell Of Autumn””

Aquatic Surface Cover

The morning rain was forecast to last all day. In fact, this afternoon blue sky and sunshine relieved the rolling clouds and we went for a short forest drive. We left Lymington via the long, winding, undulating, and varied Mount Pleasant Lane which offers views of Sway Tower beyond fields alongside. Kings Hyde is aContinue reading “Aquatic Surface Cover”

Wrecking The Shrubbery

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Watch Out

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Building Materials

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Ice Art

CLICK ON GROUPED IMAGES TO ACCESS ENLARGED GALLERIES. With most of the rest of the country under snow, our little micro-climate had none, and was just minus two degrees when Jackie drove me out to the forest this morning. Around Wootton and Wilverley Plain, the terrain and its pools felt freezing frosty fingers; frigid fernsContinue reading “Ice Art”