“Have You Seen My Dog?”

The weather today alternated between brief bursts of bright sunshine and darkly hammering heavy hail and rain. We probably picked the best time for a drive into the forest, where, on Sway Road it was the turn of cattle and donkeys to create traffic mayhem. I took advantage of the sunshine to photograph autumn atContinue reading ““Have You Seen My Dog?””

Wetter Than Expected

My plan this morning was to walk along Bisterne Close for half an hour after which Jackie, having dropped me at one end, would follow and pick me up. In gloomy morning light and light drizzle we set off. The War Memorial in Everton Road, Hordle, had been prepared for tomorrow’s Armistice Day. The commemorativeContinue reading “Wetter Than Expected”

Sufficient Sustenance Elsewhere

CLICK ON ANY ITEM 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 Our crab apples are beginning to line the pavement at the front of the house. In previous years blackbirds have feasted on them. Other birds haveContinue reading “Sufficient Sustenance Elsewhere”

Far Too Fast For Me

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 The day was as radiant as yesterday had been dismal. At lunchtime we brunched at the Walkford Diner which now has sautéed potatoes and onions toContinue reading “Far Too Fast For Me”

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”

I Hadn’t Seen Rahul

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This morning Jackie drove us to the GP surgery at Milford on Sea where we were given our flu jabs. There is nothing like joining the priority group above a certain age for letting us know where we belong. Afterwards we travelled on for a short tripContinue reading “I Hadn’t Seen Rahul”

Feeding Time

Such is the continuing mild nature of our weather that there was plenty of evidence on the holly bushes of Hordle Lane, along which I walked to the paddock and back this afternoon, that the other avian larders are still well stocked. The berries are not even refrigerated yet. The deciduous oaks are, however, displayingContinue reading “Feeding Time”

Crossword Setters’ Pseudonyms

On this dull, humid, morning I trudged my circular route to Milford on Sea and back. As I approached a shiny blue motor car parked on the cliff top I instantly recognised it as a Morgan, a classic that I had only ever before seen in magazines. The owner was happy to vacate his vehicle forContinue reading “Crossword Setters’ Pseudonyms”