Number 32

One of Aaron’s tasks today was to reinforce the wobbly posts on the entrance to the Rose Garden, cerinthes have proliferated by self-seeding. The Oval Path curves round the bed beyond that entrance. Shadows fall across the Gazebo and Brick Paths. The yellow and orange diurnal poppies are preparing for my daily dead-heading routine. TheContinue reading “Number 32”

The Pony And The Wagtail

This afternoon Jackie drove to Hockey’s Farm Shop at South Gorley. She kindly allowed me to accompany her so I could take some photographs. As always we patiently waited for a pony to amble across the road as we approached North Gorley, where a pair of mallards fished on the soggy terrain beside the usualContinue reading “The Pony And The Wagtail”

A Matter Of Scale

THE SINGLE PHOTOGRAPHS CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. CLICKING ON OTHERS IN A GROUP WILL ACCESS THEIR GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT In ‘What’s In The Folds?’ I featured an introduction to Solent Grange. We returned to the site this morningContinue reading “A Matter Of Scale”

A Regatta

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 Today’s photographs will show how overcast and dull was the weather. They were taken early this afternoon. What they don’t show is neither that the rainContinue reading “A Regatta”

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”

Lifted By Colour

THE GULL PICTURE CAN BE ENLARGED BY CLICKING ON IT, TWICE IF REQUIRED. OTHERWISE CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY This morning we were in the grip of storm Georgina. This prompted the Muse of my youth, believing that “if we are having to put up with it, weContinue reading “Lifted By Colour”

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”

Sunshine And Showers

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Knowing that we were to expect heavy rain all weekend, and that the first hour or two this morning would offer sunshine and showers, we drove out to Mudeford seeking what light there was. This proved to be interesting. The sun came and went, offering dramatic cloudscapesContinue reading “Sunshine And Showers”

Message In A Bottle?

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. This morning I tidied up the Head Gardener’s Walk. It was becoming a little overgrown. This was the result. Apart from a brief spell of sunshine when I was carrying out thisContinue reading “Message In A Bottle?”

Forest Pursuits

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. We spent the morning driving around the forest before lunching at Holmsley Old Station Tea Rooms. The strong early morning sun forced its way through the rising mist, and eventually dominated the blue skies, warming the landscape, and eventuallyContinue reading “Forest Pursuits”