Summer Holidays In The Woods

In an effort to avoid the holiday traffic and the intensely hot sapping humidity of the day we set off for a forest drive at 8 a.m. Beside Ober Water which passes under Rhinefield Road ponies quietly grazed, cattle strode purposefully, cyclists and cars sped along; sunshine dappled the woodland, reflecting trees and skies onContinue reading “Summer Holidays In The Woods”

Sculpted By Prevailing Winds

Aaron is continuing to work as long as he can. This very sensible proprietor of A.P. Maintenance has taken advice and uses his plentiful common sense. We leave the gate open for him so he doesn’t have to touch it and he knocks on the window to announce his arrival. He keeps well away fromContinue reading “Sculpted By Prevailing Winds”

Look. No Hands

This afternoon we both collected our new specs from Boots, then drove into the dreary, drizzly forest. Along Undershore there stood an example of the broken trees on soggy terrain that currently proliferate in the woodlands. There wasn’t much sign of life until we came across cattle wandering along Sowley Lane. Owner’s tags, as always,Continue reading “Look. No Hands”

The Path To Deadman Hill

The day before yesterday I finished reading being the final novel in the trilogy of the Larkin family, first featured in “Freak Of Fate” in which I described the first book; how I came by it; and the amazing coincidence of the address on the flyleaf, also borne by this Book Club edition published byContinue reading “The Path To Deadman Hill”

The Season Has Begun

This afternoon Jackie and I left the others at home and set off for a trip into the forest., which was becoming rather congested. In fact we didn’t venture much beyond Brockenhurst where donkeys at the ford were arousing interest or wandering off into the traffic. Bikers and cyclists made their way through the Watersplash.Continue reading “The Season Has Begun”

Emptying The Dog

Jackie and I took a trip into the forest quite early this morning. At first there were just us and the ponies enjoying the bright sunshine and the crisp air on the undulating serpentine Holmsley Passage. The grey in the gallery above offered a perfect example of a typical pony turning from tearing at theContinue reading “Emptying The Dog”

A Rorschach Test

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. SINGLE IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK THAT MAY BE REPEATED Our trip to the forest was somewhat delayed this afternoon; our passage from ourContinue reading “A Rorschach Test”

In And Out Of The Water

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. THE FIRST PICTURE CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO Late this afternoon, Jackie drove the three of us to Mudeford. A cyclist ambled alongContinue reading “In And Out Of The Water”

The Skate Park

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CLICKING BOX TO BOTTOM RIGHT. JUST A CLICK WILL ENLARGE THE INDIVIDUAL PHOTOGRAPH. THIS CAN BE REPEATED Today was another featuring sunny intervals in cloudy skies. I began with a strollContinue reading “The Skate Park”

Exercising Choices

SINGLE PHOTOGRAPHS MAY BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. CLICKING ANY OF THOSE WITH COMPANIONS ACCESSES ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT I undertook some minimal tidying in the garden this morning. Here are a few photographs of how itContinue reading “Exercising Choices”