An Up And Down Morning

Early on a morning of sunshine and showers Jackie drove us into the forest to take advantage of the dramatic light. Encouraged by my undulating walk yesterday I was tempted to disembark at the top of Holmsley Passage and walk down the much steeper slope. At first I kept to the tarmac because of theContinue reading “An Up And Down Morning”

The Elements Intervened

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, ANY MEMBER OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN PAGE AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. JUST CLICK ON THE FINAL INDIVIDUAL PICTURES FOR ENLARGEMENT. Jackie made serious inroads into the winter clearance of dead growth yesterday, the first time sheContinue reading “The Elements Intervened”

Home Delivery

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. This morning I checked with Owen the chimney sweep that the 20″ swan’s nest baskets available at Gordleton Barn would not be too wide for our chimney, and that Streets ironmongers in Brockenhurst could supply smaller ones if necessary.Continue reading “Home Delivery”

The Uses Of Enchantment

The gales are back in force. As the wind howled and the rain lashed at our window panes, tearing down the wisteria outside the kitchen door, I felt like a little pig. One of three, that is. Fortunately in a house made of brick. Had it been of straw we would have woken up exposedContinue reading “The Uses Of Enchantment”

The Tempest

13.6.12 My legs this morning took me to Cuneges and back, a feat my hip would not have allowed eighteen months ago.  This was a long, hilly, walk, and although the weather was cool and overcast I soon raised a sweat.  A couple of years ago I did part of this trip with Chris andContinue reading “The Tempest”