Lymington River

Late this afternoon we took a drive into the forest. The deciduous trees shielding Sway Tower from South Sway Lane are turning chestnut brown. Jackie parked beside Beaulieu Road, Brockenhurst on a verge beside which an exhaust box kept pace with the turning of fallen oak leaves. From there I walked along the undulating banksContinue reading “Lymington River”

Picnicking

Even at 8.30 this morning garden watering was shirt-soaking weather without having gone anywhere near the sprinkler. I also produced a few photographs. Jackie said I made life difficult for myself with the camera slung round my neck. As usual, the gallery can be accessed by clicking on any image, each of which may beContinue reading “Picnicking”

Ali Baba

When I walked down the garden to open the back gate for Aaron this morning the early sun peeped over the eastern fence, its light licking the jeweling of last night’s rain still glittering on the plants. The bees were working away. Wedding Day festooning the Agriframes Arch approved of the Penny Lane bouquet adorningContinue reading “Ali Baba”

Spilt Milk

Once again the sunniest part of the day was this morning. I am happy to say that the fault on our landline was successfully repaired while I stayed near the phone and Jackie continued weeding and planting. Nugget and Lady were both in attendance, but his new partner tweeted that she was not ready forContinue reading “Spilt Milk”

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”

Don’t Fence Me In

On a bright afternoon of sunshine and showers Jackie and I took a spin in the forest. Various flocks of birds in different locations skimmed the clouds in the changing skies, taking rests atop the naked trees. Cattle in a field alongside Bockhampton Road stood in a muddy, waterlogged field. As I watched one, withContinue reading “Don’t Fence Me In”

The Head Of The Queue

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This afternoon Jackie and I transported to Oakhaven Hospice Charity Shop in New Milton several boxes of kitchen equipment rendered surplus to our requirements after the installation of the new kitchen. We then ordered a quotation for recovering our Chesterfield sofa from Jem Fabrics. A driveContinue reading “The Head Of The Queue”

None So Brazen

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Autumn tidying in the garden produced enough clippings to warrant a trip to the Efford Recycling Centre. In exchange for two bags of these and £4 we returned with four firm chair cushions for raising the front passenger seat, and a plinth for the owl in theContinue reading “None So Brazen”

“Don’t Get Me In Your Picture”

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Our friend Sheila Knight died last week. She had been ill for some time. We will be unable to attend the funeral, but I had been asked to write a tribute. I did so this morning and e-mailed it. It will be entered in a book andContinue reading ““Don’t Get Me In Your Picture””

Careless Mother

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. A rare glimpse of the sun this morning reminded me that I had neglected to offer any photographs of the front garden in yesterday’s post. These are the flowers fronting the garage doors. I am sure that the Head Gardener would wish to have it pointed outContinue reading “Careless Mother”