Chances Of Making It Through Christmas

This Wednesday weather was warm, wet, yet unwilling to welcome the slightest sign of sunshine. Jackie and I visited Lyndurst for a little Christmas shopping then enjoyed brunch at Lyndhurst Tea Rooms, after which we took a trip by car into the dripping forest. A clutch of chickens at East Boldre gave the cold shoulderContinue reading “Chances Of Making It Through Christmas”

Pruning Service

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. The landscape around Brockenhurst remained pretty waterlogged when we visited it this morning. Even though the day was dull, trees were reflected in the pools. A small group walked along a pitted track leading to a made-up road, enablingContinue reading “Pruning Service”

The Mist Did Not Desist

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. This morning, the temperature having dropped ten degrees, we lit the fire. Barry the sweep has said he will expect to see smoke from the chimney when he drives by. Set against a misty, overcast, sky, he will perhaps have difficultyContinue reading “The Mist Did Not Desist”

Pushmi – Pullyu

Yesterday, Jackie made an unfortunate discovery in the Weeping Birch Bed. Roughly half this plot has been raised on top of the concreted area that we think must have been laid for Post Office vans in the past. It was therefore only a few inches deep. This also explains why water escapes from the un-cementedContinue reading “Pushmi – Pullyu”

Honeymoon

Aaron came today to continue completing my work on the back drive. He was as quick, efficient, and neat as usual. This young man certainly gets through a phenomenal amount of work in a day. Jackie had a better memory of our ‘Engagement’ outing. I appended her Facebook comment as an informative P.S. to thatContinue reading “Honeymoon”

The Watchers Watched

Including strimming the grass, Jackie continued with general gardening this morning whilst I scanned the last ten of the photographs for Norman’s book, retouched the images, and made a dozen prints. The quality of these large-format negatives dating back to 1957 is very good. One could hardly call the creative task Jackie finished this eveningContinue reading “The Watchers Watched”