Fauna And Flora

This morning I watched the recorded Rugby World Cup quarter final match between England and Australia. After lunch Jackie drove us into the forest where most of the free ranging animals were on display. Donkeys with a foal basked in the sunshine at Bramshaw, where another wandered up a lane towards the green occupied byContinue reading “Fauna And Flora”

On The Road Again

Today dawned with sunny intervals. As the meteorologists had correctly forecast driving rain this afternoon, we drove to Setley Ridge to buy a birthday present, then into the forest, I photographed two woodland scenes outside Brockenhurst, from where we drove across the moors towards Beaulieu. A solitary horse and rider trotted across the fading heather;Continue reading “On The Road Again”

The First Foal

We took an early morning trip into the forest today. A favourite route takes us through Holmesley Passage which links the A35 with the Burley Road. Each time we drive along this slender, serpentine, disintegrating rat run we wonder if it will be our last – so rapidly is the tarmac crumbling. Nevertheless, the landscapesContinue reading “The First Foal”

Making Pictures

CLICK ON ANY MEMBER 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 One of Aaron’s tasks this morning was to start clearing the falling leaves. He used his handy blower to stir the frisky foliage. Jackie and IContinue reading “Making Pictures”

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”

“I Was Trying To Get Out Of Your Picture”

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Late this afternoon Jackie and I took a car ride into the forest. Whilst we were making our leisurely way along Braggers Lane, we passed a friendly young woman riding a horse. I exchanged waves with the rider. Further on, I disembarked to photograph fresh fernsContinue reading ““I Was Trying To Get Out Of Your Picture””

Building Materials

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX ON BOTTOM RIGHT. SINGLE IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK WHICH CAN BE REPEATED IF REQUIRED. Today’s sky was cloudless, the sun shone, and the temperature was hot enoughContinue reading “Building Materials”

New Roses

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This has been a day of varied activities. This morning involved various administrative phone calls; a trip to Lymington to confirm the order and pay for Jackie’s new laptop; and a drive among the lanes around Sway. Other road users somewhat impeding our leisurely progress included aContinue reading “New Roses”

Petrified By Ponies

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. This afternoon we visited Otter Nurseries in order to buy rambling roses to supplement the planting Jackie carried out this morning. The Head Gardener was soon into a discussionContinue reading “Petrified By Ponies”