Alfresco Dining

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE.   There are still plenty enough crab apples on our trees to attract blackbirds daily. This morning I watched them eating. They are quite territorial over their meal table, tending to deter unwelcome guests. They prefer to approach the fruit on the higher branches.Continue reading “Alfresco Dining”


CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN CLUSTERS AFFORD ACCESS TO GALLERIES. Late this bright, sunny, and chilly, morning, Becky and Ian, Jackie and I, motored to Steamer Point for brunch in The Friars Cliff Cafe. Blue sky and cotton clouds reflected their hues in ocean stripes against the backcloth of the Isle of WightContinue reading “Brunch”

Frolicking On The Beach

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. There are many long-stayers in the garden this year.  One of the most amazing is the sweet pea. This morning Jackie drove us to Steamer Point and back. On a wall outside one of the houses near the cliff, a lad perches to get a good viewContinue reading “Frolicking On The Beach”

On The Beach

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today was largely overcast with the occasional glimpse of the sun. Jackie drove us to Mudeford and back. We began with Avon Beach , which this couple walked along. Maybe they reached as far as Friar’s Cliff Beach to the left. The spray from the waves whooshingContinue reading “On The Beach”

‘What Is Your Tactic?’

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. As stated yesterday, Jackie drove us late in the afternoon to Steamer Point Nature Reserve where she parked the car and we walked down to Friar’s Cliff beach. Here is the origin of the name of this area: From the Nature Reserve, we could see Highcliffe to our left,Continue reading “‘What Is Your Tactic?’”