‘Why Do Swans Have Such Long Necks?’

On another darkly dank afternoon, after visiting Milford on Sea Pharmacy we returned home via Keyhaven. From Saltgrass Lane we watched geese, gulls, and other waterfowl fishing, flying, and floating fast on the tidal current. The colour picture in the first gallery and the first two in the next are Jackie’s. Walkers, dogs, and cyclistsContinue reading “‘Why Do Swans Have Such Long Necks?’”

Proliferated In The Last Month

On this fine spring morning we took a trip to Mudeford. Gulls lined up to welcome us as Jackie drove towards the quay. A pair of serene cygnets sailed across the calm harbour, while a hunched egret tried to pass itself off as a gull. Currents meeting on the open sea created spray-tipped turbulence towardsContinue reading “Proliferated In The Last Month”

Topiary Training

It was shortly after dawn on this overcast morning when Jackie set out to drive me through the gloom to New Hall hospital for a follow-up appointment with Mr Kask, my knee surgeon.  Apparently walking on the undulating forest terrain is not affording me enough flexibility in the operated knee. I either need to useContinue reading “Topiary Training”

Our First Cygnets

INDIVIDUAL IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. CLICKING ON ANY OF THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESSES THEIR GALLERY, MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT Squeezing my left leg into the car, for a drive into the forest on this very dull day,Continue reading “Our First Cygnets”

Head To Head

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY A patch of mostly dull and cold weather is giving me ample reasons for continuing with the scanning of the negatives of the long walk of the rather hot July of 2003. Today we are again back on the River Thames in SouthContinue reading “Head To Head”

Watching The Swans

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning I scanned the next dozen of my Streets of London colour slides, but had no time to write them up before Elizabeth arrived for lunch and the rest of the day. As I wrote yesterday, there is always tomorrow. After lunch, the three of usContinue reading “Watching The Swans”

Snaffled By A Swan

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Playing Bookworm with Malachi commenced at 6.30 a.m. today. Thus the morning was whiled away. This afternoon Jackie drove me and the children to Hatchet Pond to feed the birds on prawn crackers. We just had time to disembark from the car before the sky darkened, severeContinue reading “Snaffled By A Swan”

A Little Help From My Friends

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Today dawned dull and dry, so Jackie and I took an early drive to Keyhaven harbour and ambled along the sea wall. Many boats were peacefully moored after the recent gales, although one looked a bit of a wreck. ExceptContinue reading “A Little Help From My Friends”

Keeping Ahead Of The Rain

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE, ESPECIALLY TO VIEW THE GALLERY GROUPS Almost overnight, a stout fence has appeared in the place of our grizelinia hedge. This had been agreed with our neighbours who have the responsibility for it. The work is excellent. This morning Aaron lopped more extraneous branches from large bay and holly trees.Continue reading “Keeping Ahead Of The Rain”

‘We’re On Holiday’

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Jackie has planted one or two roses on the back drive. Given that they cost £1.49 each at Poundstretcher this one is inappropriately named ‘Dearest’ yet it has surprised us with its powerful, yet delicate, scent. After a sniff round the garden, my Lady drove me on a circuitous route toContinue reading “‘We’re On Holiday’”