After His Bath

Today’s brisk north east wind carried a much cooler breeze than the sunshine promised. Fooled by this deception we took a circuitous route taking in Keyhaven Harbour at low tide on our way home. Some moored boats sat on dry land; others, with buoys bobbed on the rippling shallow surfaces while winds whistled through theirContinue reading “After His Bath”

Puttles Bridge

Today was mostly bright, sunny, and dry, except for a shower or two this morning. While Jackie filled the bird feeders she met and photographed Eric the Pheasant who has returned for his annual visit to announce he has once again evaded the seasonal guns. We know it is Eric because he amuses himself chuckingContinue reading “Puttles Bridge”

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”

“She’s Got A Baby”

Today’s thirty minute walk was along the stony seawall path of Keyhaven Harbour. Jackie drove me there and back and waited in the car park while I strode out and crawled back. As I began to open the gate leading on to the mallow lined footpath I noticed a woman carefully following the ungainly swanContinue reading ““She’s Got A Baby””

Sweet Smell Of Success

On a dull, damp, afternoon we took the Angel Lane route to Milford on Sea to pick up a repeat prescription from the Pharmacy, then drove on to Keyhaven. Low tide in the harbour revealed seaweed on which gulls preened and one cannibal crow scavenged. Boats tilted and buoys bobbed. Hazy distant views of HurstContinue reading “Sweet Smell Of Success”

What’s In The Folds?

CLICKING ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP ACCESSES ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. THE LAST TWO PICTURES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH ONE OR TWO CLICKS We are fortunate that Giles, now our oldest friend, lives nearby. He made a welcomeContinue reading “What’s In The Folds?”

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”

A Little Help From My Friends

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Today dawned dull and dry, so Jackie and I¬†took an early drive to Keyhaven harbour and ambled along the sea wall. Many boats were peacefully moored after the recent gales, although one looked a bit of a wreck. ExceptContinue reading “A Little Help From My Friends”