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”

A Little Autumn Colour

For the last couple of days marauding rooks have raided Nugget’s robin feeder, ripped it off the Japanese maple, and robbed him of his food. Jackie has baffled the thieves with a pair of hanging basket frames. In contrast to yesterday’s dismal weather, today was clear, bright, and cold, taking every opportunity to display aContinue reading “A Little Autumn Colour”

Bisterne Scarecrow Festival Trail 2018

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This afternoon Jackie and I followed: Pokestop carries a Pokemon. I just squeezed The Bisterne Royals into one frame. Worzel is in trouble with Aunt Sally required a couple of shots, one from across the road. We surmised he had been on the tiles with hisContinue reading “Bisterne Scarecrow Festival Trail 2018”

Friends From Schooldays

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This morning and early afternoon we spent time sweeping paths, dead heading, weeding and watering in preparation for a visit by Frances and her friends Annie, Kay and Dave. The others stayed for dinner and a very pleasant evening’s conversation. Annie was unable to remain for theContinue reading “Friends From Schooldays”

Taking The Plunge

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Whilst I am very happy with my Canon SX700 HS camera, I am becoming increasingly aware of its limitations. In particular I do miss my SLR film cameras with good quality zoom lenses. It was such a device that enabled me to fill the frames of the colour slidesContinue reading “Taking The Plunge”

Portraits From 1982 – 1986

In recent days, I have been nominated for two more awards, the Leibster;  and the Real Neat Blog by Alex Raphael. Unfortunately I was very tired when I received the first one, and cannot remember who awarded it. I acknowledged it and said I would follow it up the next day. I didn’t get around toContinue reading “Portraits From 1982 – 1986”

Gordleton Mill Hotel

Another mouse has left the suffragette group. Having noticed that a flock of sheep had strayed from Lidl, she has become Little Bo Mouse and herded them onto the mantelpiece. Before you ask, we inherited the ghastly orange colour. Yesterday evening Jackie heard an horrific screeching coming from the far end of the garden. ThisContinue reading “Gordleton Mill Hotel”

Stranded On Bramble Bank

Jackie has been collecting little mice from a gallery in Milford on Sea. Each morning these charming little creatures, noses in the air, have been found in different locations. One of Flo’s Christmas Dragonology books contained a model which could be removed, assembled, and hung somewhere. Put these two facts together and you might be ableContinue reading “Stranded On Bramble Bank”

Apple Juice

This morning I made a start on sorting and scanning 20 years of random film negatives.  The first strip was not my own.  It was taken in January 1984 by John Gordon, a friend of my sister Elizabeth.  This shot featured in the Southampton Daily Echo.  Sponsored in aid of Hilldene, her son Adam Keenan’sContinue reading “Apple Juice”

The Dragonfly

This afternoon we visited Elizabeth at The Firs.  I delivered the prints for the summer exhibition and we telephoned her framer to discuss framing my pictures. We had hoped to get down to gardening, but all felt pretty lethargic because it was still rather hot and humid.  We did get some watering and treating ofContinue reading “The Dragonfly”