Ancient And Modern

Today it was mostly raining. Nugget, however was determined to keep playing the game. Where is Nugget? Following our trip this afternoon to Otter Nurseries to buy a couple of replacement pots for those damaged in the storm, the precipitation lessened so we drove into the forest. Just outside Minstead, along the road between EmeryContinue reading “Ancient And Modern”

Clustered Together

The rain having subsided this morning, Nugget emerged from his wet-day quarters to assist Jackie in thinning out the Oval Bed. As the Head Gardener clipped away at spent stems and leaves her little friend entomophagous friend, eyes everywhere, pounced with deadly aim on disturbed insects. After lunch, I retouched the last three of myContinue reading “Clustered Together”

Their Own Internal Tide Table

The clouds today were largely overcast, although rain did not set in until we were returning from our trip. This was firstly to Lyndhurst where we brunched at the eponymous Tea House. From our window seat we watched a variety of visitors such as these older women seated on a bench with a view ofContinue reading “Their Own Internal Tide Table”

“Welcome To The World Of Flies”

Now I am going to throw a spanner in the works of selection. I have just remembered ‘The Drift’, the second half of which post contains a number of pictures which must be included. It is such a unique New Forest event. I don’t wish to impose more work on my readers, but any commentsContinue reading ““Welcome To The World Of Flies””

Lenses Trained

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. THE TWO PICTURES NOT IN GROUPS CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK THAT CAN BE REPEATED Yesterday we spent a very pleasant evening at Lal Quilla withContinue reading “Lenses Trained”

Coordination

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS THE ENLARGED GALLERY, EACH PICTURE IN WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING THE BOX TO BOTTOM RIGHT First thing this morning Ross and Lee delivered some of the kitchen equipment and a chop saw. They also brought the old sink backContinue reading “Coordination”

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”

Tales From The River Bank

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY BT excelled themselves today. Readers will remember that on 18th December I had cancelled my useless Broadband package, and retained the landline, having to create a new account to include £5 per month to keep my e-mail address. I was told that thisContinue reading “Tales From The River Bank”

The North/South Divide

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today was another dull one with little sun after 10 a.m. This morning we took a motorised stroll through the forest and brunched at Hyde-Out Café where I enjoyed a tastefully presented full English. Just outside Bashley the first bunch of cyclists began disrupting the traffic. SomeoneContinue reading “The North/South Divide”

Canine Paralympics

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE APPROPRIATE BOX. Today’s most recently bloomed clematis climbs over the arch spanning the Shady Path. This afternoon Jackie drove me out to the forest. Strong sunlight cast long or dappled shadowsContinue reading “Canine Paralympics”