Double Yellow Lines

Steady, light, rain seeped from slate skies throughout the day. This morning Jackie worked in the greenhouse while I ironed, read, and photographed raindrops on our unidentified peach rose, wallflower Sugar Rush Purple, and a tiny primula. This afternoon Jackie drove us to Keyhaven. You may be forgiven for thinking that this is a pictureContinue reading “Double Yellow Lines”

Two For Joy

This afternoon we collected repeat prescriptions from the Pharmacy at Milford on Sea. The Needles and their lighthouse had transmogrified into a red-eyed sea monster. As equally calm as the Solent was the surface of Hatchet Pond with its skimming waterfowl and shimmering landscape. While a photographer peered into the sun a friendly gull stoodContinue reading “Two For Joy”

Speech Bubbles Are Invited

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH MAY BE VIEWED FULLS IZ BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. FURTHER ENLARGEMENT MAY BE OBTAINED WITH A CLICK OR TWO I trust my readers in the Philippines and the East Coast of America will forgive JackieContinue reading “Speech Bubbles Are Invited”

This Later Season

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT This morning I learned that my PSA result was clear – no action required. It is an interesting phenomenon that this is one situation in whichContinue reading “This Later Season”

Exercising Choices

SINGLE PHOTOGRAPHS MAY BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. CLICKING ANY OF THOSE WITH COMPANIONS ACCESSES ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT I undertook some minimal tidying in the garden this morning. Here are a few photographs of how itContinue reading “Exercising Choices”

Knobbly Knees

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED If you have no choice but to resort to vast shopping outlets, Bournemouth’s Castlepoint is far more user friendly than most. This is where we drove today for Jackie’s outfit for her niece Rachel’s wedding to Gareth in a few days’ time. Jackie led the way acrossContinue reading “Knobbly Knees”

The Action Came To Me

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT AS REQUIRED. Jackie and I left Hurst Castle yesterday as we entered, crossing the bridge over the moat. What was once a deep defensive dug-out water-filled trench, now just collects a little precipitation when it rains. We joined the crowds waiting for the ferry. The small fleet of pleasureContinue reading “The Action Came To Me”

The Roadside Meadow

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Municipal planting has been one of the facilities offered by Local Authorities in these straitened times to have fallen by the wayside. In the metaphorical sense this is not true of New Forest District Council. Last autumn seeds were sown by the side of the A337 andContinue reading “The Roadside Meadow”

Reprising Ice Cream Selection

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. Most of the beds in the garden are threaded with stepping stones placed for access. They have become rather overgrown. This morning I began opening them out, starting withContinue reading “Reprising Ice Cream Selection”

A Pee And A Frolic With Santa

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN CLUSTERS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. This morning I hand delivered some local cards. We then drove to New Milton for some very last minute Christmas shopping, and on to Keyhaven for a look at the harbour where sleek swans and male and female mallardsContinue reading “A Pee And A Frolic With Santa”