The Siege Of Krishnapur

In the afternoon of this day of steady rainfall Paul and Margery visited to deliver the painting by John Jones that Paul has now framed. We had an enjoyable conversation over tea and mince pies, and are very pleased with both the picture and the framing. During the rest of the day I finished readingContinue reading “The Siege Of Krishnapur”

Pumpkin Head

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today I was mostly engaged in boring administration; correspondence in writing and in e-mail; filing; form-filling; and posting. Rapid rooftop rattling hailed a brief interlude with my camera, as ricocheting crystals created springboards of chairs, tables, paving, and anything else less receptive than soggy soil. Early thisContinue reading “Pumpkin Head”

A Touch Of Frost

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Early this crisp and bright morning I walked around our sub-zero¬†garden. Except for this sheltered petunia, all the plants were now frost damaged; December¬†haze hovered over the paths; wood and metal harboured the white precipitation; and the patio tableContinue reading “A Touch Of Frost”

The Leap

CLICK ON INDIVIDUAL IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS LEAD TO GALLERIES WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. (YVONNE SPOILER ALERT. THE RECIPE IS NOT YET READY, BUT YOU MAY WISH TO AVERT YOUR EYES FROM THE FINAL PARAGRAPH) Late in the morning Jackie drove us to Nomansland where we lunched in the Lamb Inn.Continue reading “The Leap”