This Later Season

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT This morning I learned that my PSA result was clear – no action required. It is an interesting phenomenon that this is one situation in whichContinue reading “This Later Season”

Brief Encounter

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT MAY BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. On a gloriously sunny morning that would have graced any day in Spring, Jackie drove me, via a network of of narrow, populated roads like Platoff Road and Normandy Lane, to a footpath leading to Keyhaven and Lymington Nature Reserve.Continue reading “Brief Encounter”

A Re-opening

This was a warm sunlit day. Not only were the last of the summer blackberries ripening in Downton Lane, but ¬†fresh blossom was turning to fruit, and a Japanese kaiga painter had reproduced a pattern of pink¬†cherry against the clear blue sky over Shorefield. Long shadows were cast, and the Isle of Wight, The Needles,Continue reading “A Re-opening”

A Plant Hunt

This morning I walked up Hordle Lane taking a route on the right through what are now flint-strewn stubble fields sporting attractive daisies. Yeatton House, now converted into flats, could be seen peering from the trees in the distance. Feeling like a rat seeking egress from a maze, I took a diagonal tractor track acrossContinue reading “A Plant Hunt”