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.”

Strange Courtship

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROPUS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. This morning we drove out to Eyeworth Pond and back. Yesterday evening I described the heavy rain that pummelled the pavement. It continued throughout the night. This is what it did to Brockenhurst’s landscaped lawns, and to its ford.Continue reading “Strange Courtship”

Darkness At Noon

It was a bright and cheerful morning when I set off this morning to walk the Shave Wood loop and survey the effects of yesterday’s storm. No more trees seem to have been uprooted or severely damaged, but there is more surface water than I have seen before. Water runs down the slightest incline, beContinue reading “Darkness At Noon”

The Swinging Sixties

This morning I began reading Jacques Suffel’s preface to Gustave Flaubert’s timeless novel ‘Madame Bovary’. This introduction seems to be doing a good job of putting the work into historical and social context. Hopefully, having read an English translation should help me with this original version. This was another day of steady rain, so I decided toContinue reading “The Swinging Sixties”

Water

I have mentioned Becky’s lesson on tagging. The way I am implementing this is to tag a few posts a day. This morning it was the turn of ‘A Rant’ from Aust 13th 2012. Whilst I was in the process of drawing my readers’ attention to my displeasure with O2 and Azzurri, I received a phone call fromContinue reading “Water”

Incontrovertible Clarification

In recent days I have begun reading Neal Ascherson’s ‘Black Sea’. Last night on BBC iPlayer Jackie and I watched John Landis’s 2010 send-up of the ‘Burke and Hare’ tragedy. I thought it perhaps questionable that such an horrific story based on two real serial killers should be thought fitting for comedy. Nevertheless I did,Continue reading “Incontrovertible Clarification”

Kingsbury’s Lane

Fine frost filigrees adorned the cars in our parking area this morning as I set off to walk in the direction of Lyndhurst for as long as it took Jackie, leaving fifty minutes later, to catch me and pick me up in the car. I had to telephone her to warn her that the roadsContinue reading “Kingsbury’s Lane”

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”

In Search Of The Action

Yesterday Becky gave me another computer lesson, this time in tagging.  She showed me how to tag my posts and explained the significance of doing so.  That, therefore, is another editing job for me.  I made a start on the task this morning. A violent storm that had raged throughout the night and morning gaveContinue reading “In Search Of The Action”

Pick And Mix

Last night, as for some time now, we were entertained by a number of forest owl duets.  As I have usually written my post before the overture I have forgotten to mention it before. By no means my best photograph, today’s advent picture from December 1964 shows the timeless nature of the Trafalgar square ChristmasContinue reading “Pick And Mix”