Lovey Dovey

Last night I watched a recording of yesterday’s Rugby World Cup match between Wales and Fiji, and this afternoon that between Argentina and USA. This morning we took a short drive into the forest. The leaves of deciduous trees viewed before Sway Tower from South Sway Lane are just trying on autumnal tinges, and someContinue reading “Lovey Dovey”

Rockford End

This morning I made my final cut of the Everton Festival Photographic Competition with the subject of The New Forest. I am grateful to all those of you who contributed to the debate about my submissions. The ‘Happy Thatchers’ was a clear favourite. Although they were very popular I have reluctantly excluded those of sunbeamsContinue reading “Rockford End”

The Spanish Invasion

Strong winds and heavy rain rampaged through the morning, keeping me occupied with administration and ironing, while Jackie did the shopping. Just two of the administrative events are worthy of note. It is rather more complicated than I would have thought to close a French bank account which is in credit with no unpaid chequesContinue reading “The Spanish Invasion”

The White Doves Of St James’s

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Before we set off for Emsworth yesterday afternoon, we watered every plant container in the garden. This took some time. Just as we passed Brockenhurst on the way to Becky’s birthday celebration, I realised I had left my wallet at home. Returning home for it added 45Continue reading “The White Doves Of St James’s”

The Birds And The Bees

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE WHEN SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. I spent some time in the garden today observing avian activity. Although some wood pigeons waited hopefully in the beech and in the weeping birch, where¬†one pair thought aboutContinue reading “The Birds And The Bees”

Responding To Comments

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today’s photographic projects were prompted by responses to recent posts. Yesterday’s offering included 35 photographs, and of those who favoured the very last one, Laurie Graves, herself an excellent blogger, suggested a large print. I made one of A3+ with a white margin. Various comments focussed onContinue reading “Responding To Comments”

Bread And Cards

My contribution to garden maintenance this morning was to mow the patch of grass and to assist in the edge-trimming. Later, Jackie continued with general planting and weeding. She chose not to disturb the trio of white doves nesting among glorious fallen camellia blooms. Margery and Paul paid a visit, joined us for lunch, andContinue reading “Bread And Cards”