Playing With The Big Girls

On a bright, sunny, and warm morning we took a trip to Everton Nurseries were there was no queue and Jackie was able to buy the elusive trailing petunias. The young man collecting up the discarded trolleys sanitised the handles of every one. It was perhaps no coincidence that he was tall enough to haveContinue reading “Playing With The Big Girls”

Almost Empty

What is the best way to make a trip to the pharmacy exciting? During pandemic lockdown it is when this is considered an essential journey  and petrol has remained in the tank for weeks. Off we went this morning to Milford on Sea for that heady pleasure. The establishment’s door was open. Just inside stoodContinue reading “Almost Empty”

The Blue Coat

Suitably equipped for the fray Jackie joined the queue at Tesco five minutes before opening time. She really felt for the woman in the blue coat. The orderly social distancing exhibited outside the supermarket was somewhat belied by the few customers who reached past others to claim items they were afraid might disappear. Although weContinue reading “The Blue Coat”

Compost Soup

There is now some confusion about whether it is acceptable here to drive to an exercise location. Today I confined myself to our garden and the footpath across Roger Cobb’s farm on Downton Lane. This was once a regular walk – before my knee surgeries. In the garden more tulips are opening and daffodils continueContinue reading “Compost Soup”

A Hole In The Hedge.

Danni has e-mailed me two more photographs from yesterday’s visit. They were engrossed in one activity or another. Note the tiptoes. This morning’s steady rain made way for an afternoon of bright sunshine prompting us to drive to the north of the forest, via South Sway Lane where our friendly equine henceforth, in recognition ofContinue reading “A Hole In The Hedge.”

Two Historic Houses

A heavy overnight storm left strong winds to send clouds scudding across bright blue skies throughout the day. http://www.prestonherts.co.uk/page202.html gives this information about a post-war gift to Britain from Sweden: ‘After World War Two, Britain embarked on an emergency programme to quickly replace homes that had been destroyed during the war – ‘Churchill’s Temporary HousingContinue reading “Two Historic Houses”

The Garden Of Delights

SINGLE IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. CLICKING ON ANY OF THOSE IN AGROUP ACCESSES ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT Here is a photograph of yesterday’s Barnet (Cockney rhyming slang – Barnet fair – hair. Geddit?) ThisContinue reading “The Garden Of Delights”

I Was Set Up

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Somewhat encouraged by the lack of adverse effects on my knackered knees after the long, flat, walk round Keyhaven and Lymington Nature Reserve, I decided to take the somewhat shorter, yet undulating, route through Honeylake Wood. At about halfwayContinue reading “I Was Set Up”

A Garden Of Delights

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Watching the suspended petal of a Japanese anemone this morning set me musing. First I considered the strength of the thread that grasped it. As the flower part spun and twisted in the breeze, its captor clung on, just as it would with a fly’s frantically thrashing death throes. OnContinue reading “A Garden Of Delights”

Gooseberry

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning Jackie drove us around the east of the forest. At East End we passed some ponies chomping by the roadside. It was a narrow lane, so Jackie drove on and parked in a passing spot for me to walk back to photograph the scene. ThisContinue reading “Gooseberry”