Foxglove And Twinkle

Early this bright, sunny, and cool day we drove out to Pilley to deliver a letter to Elizabeth. I popped it into her letter box and we continued on our way. I have a couple of times before featured the horse and pony occupying the garden of Jordan’s Cottage on the corner of Bull andContinue reading “Foxglove And Twinkle”

Close Encounter Of The Canine Kind

Despite the bright sunny morning there was a distinct chill in the air as we set off for a drive into the forest. Field horses at South Sway Lane, in view of Sway Tower, demonstrated contradictory protective needs now that flies are beginning to appear in the daytime, yet the nights remain cold. The bayContinue reading “Close Encounter Of The Canine Kind”

Free Ice Creams

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. We spent a sweltering morning on garden tasks. Jackie prepared an area in the West Bed from which Aaron had removed an ancient, unproductive, rose yesterday for a replacement yet to be acquired. I occupied myself dead-heading and clearing up. This afternoon we drove into the forest.Continue reading “Free Ice Creams”

By Request

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Pauline, The Contented Crafter, recently expressed an interest in seeing a photograph showing the whole length of the garden and the house. Well, this may have been possible were it not for the foliage in between. Nevertheless, I did my best to comply. I managed to crossContinue reading “By Request”

Joints Not Yet Stiffened

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. After the usual weeding and tidying in the garden, Jackie drove us out into the forest, where we eventually lunched at Hockey’s Farm in South Gorley. We travelled via Nomansland where I communed with a disinterested group of ponies cropping the grass beside a recumbent foal. OneContinue reading “Joints Not Yet Stiffened”

A Nation Uncomfortable With Being Ahead

Today, just as humid, was slightly cooler and breezier, which was just as well, because we made a start on clearing the Head Gardener’s work area to make room for the shed to be delivered in two days time. First, Jackie needed to plant the rest of her prolific purchases, so I took a walkContinue reading “A Nation Uncomfortable With Being Ahead”