Shopping During Lockdown

We were given to expect rain for much of the day. In the event the overcast clouds retained their moisture. Soon after 9 a.m. we drove to Tesco Superstore in New Milton for our week’s shop. I photographed the pink climbing rose on the front trellis. The supermarket car park was almost full. Jackie joinedContinue reading “Shopping During Lockdown”

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”

“Let’s Scarper”

This afternoon we drove to Mudeford where marauding gulls hadn’t yet given up scavenging from a fishing boat that had unloaded its catch. In an attempt to secure a better angle for photographing them I perched on the lip of a large container. What I hadn’t realised was that I would tip over onto theContinue reading ““Let’s Scarper””

Shared Pasturage

Although it was to brighten a little before we finished our trip into the forest this afternoon, it began very dull and overcast. At Braggers Lane I disembarked from the Modus to focus on distant landscapes. The last two images include All Saints Church, featured in an earlier post. Nascent bracken now towered above bluebellsContinue reading “Shared Pasturage”

Stand-off

This afternoon our drive began at Keyhaven. From the hill above the village we had a clear view across The Solent to the Isle of Wight. The mainland buildings are in the foreground. A solitary yacht passes the island. At the bottom of the slope a field of black sheep introduced their very young lambsContinue reading “Stand-off”

Sway Tower Sunset

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 Our BT Internet reception was so consistently poor that I closed the account a year or so ago and eventually transferred to EE mobile. This isContinue reading “Sway Tower Sunset”

“If I’d Known How Long They Lived I’d Never Have Married You”

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. This morning the warm sun shone from a cloudy sky; this evening, still warm, the sun shone from a clear blue sky; this afternoon the skyContinue reading ““If I’d Known How Long They Lived I’d Never Have Married You””

The Grass Is Greener

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. “We must find a lamb,” announced Jackie this morning. “To prove it is Spring”. So we did. Quite a few in fact. This wasn’t veryContinue reading “The Grass Is Greener”

Giving It Some Welly

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. This morning’s dawn promised a better day than forecast. And so it proved, at least for the first hour or so. I took an early ramble round the garden on which more light was cast than yesterday. This broughtContinue reading “Giving It Some Welly”

Byron Road

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ACCESS GALLERIES WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. After a day spent writing and posting Christmas cards, buying stamps for the next batch, purchasing a Christmas present, completing our decorations, and filling up with petrol, it seemed appropriate to join the throngs viewing the lights of Byron Road. When IContinue reading “Byron Road”