“He Is Taking Your Photograph”

It was fortunate that we chose this reasonably bright morning to transport the last garden parasol to its winter quarters in the orange shed, and to carry the wooden patio chairs to the comparative safety of the narrow area beside one side of the house, for no sooner had we finished than the clouds darkenedContinue reading ““He Is Taking Your Photograph””

Sopping

In mid-morning a smoky burnished golden brown cupola had descended over Downton. By lunchtime rain had set in for the day. Afterwards I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/03/16/a-knights-tale-116-a-ploughing-contest/ Peering through a rain-smeared windscreen Jackie and I took a drive in search of wet ponies. On a soggy bank beside Hatchet Pond damp donkeys tore at prickly hedges, whileContinue reading “Sopping”

Storm Dudley In A Gentler Mood

With storm Dudley raging outside I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/02/15/a-knights-tale-103-the-3d-crossword-and-gander/ after lunch. Later, the rain ceased and the wind lessened somewhat, so we drove to Mudeford to have a look at the sea which was in a remarkably gentler mood. A gentleman safely watched his dogs frolicking in the water; two sailboarders surfed happily (the last twoContinue reading “Storm Dudley In A Gentler Mood”

Piet Mondrian’s Pigments

Just as the sun was thinking about sinking into Mudeford Quay today, gulls circled the Wolf Moon, or basked in the bay, in which a man stood on the sandbank and another walked his dog along the reddened shingle. Easier to focus on the reflected sunlight bouncing off glowing windows It took me a whileContinue reading “Piet Mondrian’s Pigments”

We Needed The Horse Whisperer

On an only slightly cooler morning with the sun coming in and out, after a trip to the pharmacy at Milford on Sea we took drive along the coast before continuing inland. A slight haze lay across the Isle of Wight while choppy waves slid back and forth on the wet shingle; sunlight stars glintedContinue reading “We Needed The Horse Whisperer”

Sunset Is For The Birds

This morning I emptied a small cabinet of drawers which stood beside my desk. Some of the contents needed shredding, some were binned, and some found homes in our new cupboards. I then tackled two public bodies who I can only reach on line. I won’t bore you with the details of these, save toContinue reading “Sunset Is For The Birds”

A Sunset Seagull Squabble

We spent the morning packing up clothes and other items we won’t use again and storing them for charity shops or recycling outlets. One of Richard’s next projects is the entrance lobby. I also emptied a cupboard which is to be removed from there. After lunch I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2021/11/07/a-knights-tale-60-i-come-a-cropper/ Later this afternoon we visited MudefordContinue reading “A Sunset Seagull Squabble”

He Caught The Sun

As we ease off in the garden we are embarking on the next stage of the internal refurbishment of our house which was in a sorry state when we bought it in April 2014. Our bedroom with ensuite bathroom drops down from the alleged dressing room through which it is accessed. A large chunk ofContinue reading “He Caught The Sun”

Gulls At Sunset

After a rain shower on another unusually warm and sunny day, while waiting for a call back from Peacock Computers, I wandered around the garden; produced another batch of photographs including fuchsias, dahlias, begonias, clematis Margaret Hunt, Ginger Lily seedpods. petunias, cosmos, Morning Glory, and the ubiquitous self-seeded bidens surviving from summer 2020; then girdedContinue reading “Gulls At Sunset”