The Ploughed Field

On another sunny but cold day of clear cerulean skies I walked further along Roger Cobb’s footpath and back. While traversing the garden into Downton Lane I paused to photograph species tulips Lilac Wonder, forget-me-nots, and daffodils vying for space in the Palm Bed. These three cyclists left the required amount of space as theyContinue reading “The Ploughed Field”

The Blue Coat

Suitably equipped for the fray Jackie joined the queue at Tesco five minutes before opening time. She really felt for the woman in the blue coat. The orderly social distancing exhibited outside the supermarket was somewhat belied by the few customers who reached past others to claim items they were afraid might disappear. Although weContinue reading “The Blue Coat”

Up And Down The Lane

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Late this afternoon, the dull skies cleared and we enjoyed a warm and sunny day. Naturally, we took a drive into the forest. A young man and his dog walking along Holmsley Passage, set off onto the moors; a couple of cyclists, passing a group relaxing onContinue reading “Up And Down The Lane”

An Historic View

It may come as a surprise that there are still areas of the garden that need exposing to light and air. One of these lies half way along the east side of the pergola path. Today’s major job for me¬†was to cut down a lilac planted right on the edge of the path and obscuringContinue reading “An Historic View”

‘We’ve Seen This One’

After a domestic morning I attempted the woodland walk. Having negotiated the pools at the kissing gate entrance, I crossed the muddy field, where the lowering winter sun cast dazzling reflections from others between the brassica rows. The path through the woods was reasonably negotiable until the footbridge over the fast flowing stream, when itContinue reading “‘We’ve Seen This One’”

Sails

In the shelter of the pergola this morning, a large fat spider was tucking into a breakfast that should last a fortnight. A new clematis and what we think are ginger lilies have now come into bloom. Leaving Flo to await the arrival of Becky and Ian who have come back for the night, weContinue reading “Sails”