Only The Crows

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED I spent most of the day grappling with long-distance legal professionals over a small remortgage. I cannot summon the energy to detail this, but it has been going on for weeks and has only been necessary because I am too old to secure a mortgage from myContinue reading “Only The Crows”

Lunch On The Green

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This morning was spent helping the garden recover from the battering winds. This involved gathering up broken branches; tying up plants, like the rose Summer Wine, that had come adrift; a certain amount of watering; and preparing ground for chrysanthemums and bulbs. After lunch we deposited anotherContinue reading “Lunch On The Green”

Britain’s Most Expensive Beach Hut

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. The wind kept up this morning, but the rain did not return until this afternoon. The light changed by the minute. As the sunshine came and went, I had to be patient to take this photograph of the front garden trellis which held solanum, roses, rose hips,Continue reading “Britain’s Most Expensive Beach Hut”

Salvaging A Squandered Sunny Afternoon

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. The power cut we had experienced two evenings ago had alerted me to the fact that I did not know who supplied our electricity. And I had never, in three years, received a bill. I speculated that I may be able to surmise the reason for this.Continue reading “Salvaging A Squandered Sunny Afternoon”

The Roadside Meadow

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Municipal planting has been one of the facilities offered by Local Authorities in these straitened times to have fallen by the wayside. In the metaphorical sense this is not true of New Forest District Council. Last autumn seeds were sown by the side of the A337 andContinue reading “The Roadside Meadow”


Heavy overnight rain had left lakes on the landscape and pools on the roads. Tractor tracks disappeared into a field now occupied by waterfowl. On my walk home from  car trip to Milford on Sea, I took one look at the overflowing stream alongside the footpath leading to the nature reserve, and decided to take theContinue reading “Orlando/Vita”