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”

We Were Also Present

Jackie drove me to Sears Barbers at Milford on Sea for Peter to cut my hair. The clear, crisp, light eased the surface of the Solent and sharpened the Isle of Wight, The Needles, and the lighthouse. Having watched the recorded World Cup rugby match between New Zealand and Canada, then the first quarter ofContinue reading “We Were Also Present”

An Avian Altercation

The sun made brief appearances during another warm day which we began by driving to Milford Pharmacy to collect repeat prescriptions. The Needles Loch Ness Monster substitute cast its baleful eye over the proverbial millpond that was the Solent. A gentleman entertained his frisky barking dogs on the shingle then walked away along the promenade.Continue reading “An Avian Altercation”

“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””

The New Generation

This morning I made a print of this photograph for Danni. I took it at Louisa’s fourth birthday party in May 1986, featuring Ella’s mother just seven months older than Ella is now. Elizabeth, Danni, and Ella came to lunch, which is why I produced this picture. Grandmother, mother, and daughter played on the sofaContinue reading “The New Generation”

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”

Beechwood Fauna

This being the second day of 50+ m.p.h. winds it seemed one to have a look at the waves on The Solent. The sun lit the cliffs of the island and the waves on the skyline. When I photographed the sea, rocks, and spume on the sand I was not alone; one young woman, exhibitingContinue reading “Beechwood Fauna”

Durdle Door

Today continuous rain fell from a leaden sky. ERRATUM ERRATUM ERRATUM ERRATUM ERRATUM ERRATUM ERRATUM ERRATUM MRS KNIGHT INFORMS ME THAT MY DURDLE DOOR IS IN FACT PULPIT ROCK AT PORTLAND. DURDLE DOOR IS AT LULWORTH COVE. DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! As I focussed onContinue reading “Durdle Door”

Two For Joy

This afternoon we collected repeat prescriptions from the Pharmacy at Milford on Sea. The Needles and their lighthouse had transmogrified into a red-eyed sea monster. As equally calm as the Solent was the surface of Hatchet Pond with its skimming waterfowl and shimmering landscape. While a photographer peered into the sun a friendly gull stoodContinue reading “Two For Joy”

Before And After Sunset

Today was bright and sunny, although strong winds brought something of a chill factor. We took a trip out to view the seafront at Milford on Sea, and the delights of the New Forest – in my case through a lens poked out of the open passenger window. Against the backdrop of the iconic IsleContinue reading “Before And After Sunset”