Marl Pits

On another bright, chill, morning we sought Christmas presents at Old Milton, where the pavement display outside Serendipity offered an embarrassment of fantastic figures which we managed to resist. Our next venue was Lymington High Street where a well stocked toyshop encouraged visitors; and Santa displayed the skills of Friends hairdressers. When parking at theContinue reading “Marl Pits”

The Halloween Template

The day began as gloomy as yesterday. The early rain was quite light – enough for us to put in a stint of clearing up clippings and dead heading before it increased in ferocity. I watched recordings of the Rugby World Cup matches between USA and Tonga; between Wales and Uruguay; and between Ireland andContinue reading “The Halloween Template”

Shots For Scale

Jackie and Nugget continued planting and bed making this morning while I cleared up some of the debris. Our little robin has even begun to get under my feet. He has begun to think ahead and, knowing where we are likely to go, arrives there before us. He only has to see me scoop upContinue reading “Shots For Scale”

Kites In The Harbour

I watched recordings of World Cup rugby matches, last night between Fiji and Uruguay; today between Italy and Canada, and between England and USA. Early this evening Jackie drove us to Mudeford and back. The oyster shells arranged around a beech tree in The Oaks on Lymington Road, Highcliffe revealed themselves to be a ringContinue reading “Kites In The Harbour”

Kites In The Harbour

I watched recordings of World Cup rugby matches, last night between Fiji and Uruguay; today between Italy and Canada, and between England and USA. Early this evening Jackie drove us to Mudeford and back. The oyster shells arranged around a beech tree in The Oaks on Lymington Road, Highcliffe revealed themselves to be a ringContinue reading “Kites In The Harbour”

Bembridge

Jackie rose early this morning and sat in a chair on the patio with a cup of instant coffee. In an instant Nugget was on a paving stone peering hopefully up at the rim of the cup. Now, “Where’s Nugget?” (16). Today’s weather was blustery and damp. The Test Match was delayed until after lunch.Continue reading “Bembridge”

Commandeering Cattle Go Unchallenged

Who cares whether we have followed the meteorologists into autumn or await the equinox on 21st of this month? This morning was bright, sunny, and warm. We took an early trip into the forest where I walked for half an hour along the Rhinefield Ornamental Drive. There was still enough water to carry reflections inContinue reading “Commandeering Cattle Go Unchallenged”

Flounces

INDIVIDUAL IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED BY CLICKING ON THEM, REPEATED IF REQUIRED. CLICKING ON ANY OF THOSE IN A CLUSTER ACCESS ITS GALLERY, EACH OF THOSE IN WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY CHECKING THE BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT We are experiencing a little colder spell at the moment, and, this morning drove outContinue reading “Flounces”

A Menacing Hoodie

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This morning I made a birthday card for Orlaith, using this photograph taken by Holly a few days after her daughter’s birth. Jackie drove me to New Milton to post it this afternoon, and on afterwards for a forest trip via Holmsley Passage. Beside the passage thisContinue reading “A Menacing Hoodie”

Feeding The Birds

CLICK ON SMALLER CLUSTERED IMAGES TO ACCESS LARGER GALLERIES. Mat arrived with Poppy this morning. Our granddaughter was walking about and talking scribble. She was straight into toys. She likes playing with the mice; but was soon absorbed with the seal box and its fish contents, making lots of cooing noises. Stopping for beverages atContinue reading “Feeding The Birds”