Lymington River

Late this afternoon we took a drive into the forest. The deciduous trees shielding Sway Tower from South Sway Lane are turning chestnut brown. Jackie parked beside Beaulieu Road, Brockenhurst on a verge beside which an exhaust box kept pace with the turning of fallen oak leaves. From there I walked along the undulating banksContinue reading “Lymington River”

Why Did The Pheasant Cross The Road?

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 LONE PICTURES JUST NEED A CLICK FOR ENLARGEMENT. Yesterday evening we enjoyed the usual excellent food and friendly efficient service in the perfect company of Elizabeth,Continue reading “Why Did The Pheasant Cross The Road?”

Waiting For A Bus

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE OR TO ACCESS GALLERY This afternoon, Jackie drove us around the forest. On the outskirts of Brockenhurst a troop of cattle exercised their right to hold up the traffic. Over Lymington River a swing has been suspended from a tree bearing a lengthy lichen-laden limb kept out of the waterContinue reading “Waiting For A Bus”

A Rescue Operation

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT AS REQUIRED This morning turned out to be rather longer than planned and required a little more energy than anticipated to be expended. We began with a trip to New Milton for shopping, including a new watch strap for me. We then returned home to collect two large bagsContinue reading “A Rescue Operation”

Foggy Necking

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. We awoke to a garden covered in frost and fog. As the day progressed, some of the precipitation departed, but the mist remained. My photographs largely appeared as if in monochrome, and I undertook no editing at all. IContinue reading “Foggy Necking”

A Murmuration

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS GIVE ACCESS TO LARGER PICTURES WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. An underground problem with installation of the new phone line required further attention today. This necessitated a visit from another engineer who completed the task. Jackie then drove us around the forest in a very wet lateContinue reading “A Murmuration”

Back On Track

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. James Peacock of Peacock Computer Systems collected the iMac today and took it off for surgery. In the process he helped me out with the WordPress problem, and I was able to insert into the ‘No Resolution’ post the sunsets at Lymington. This afternoon we went for aContinue reading “Back On Track”

Drinking Water

Today I completed the last of the exhibition prints, whilst Jackie continued a commendable amount of garden maintenance, including cleaning up the decking and placing the newly refurbished table between the cane chair and one of the camellias. The prolific euphorbia in the background has been heavily pruned, and one of the recently planted clematises trainedContinue reading “Drinking Water”

The Disembarkation

The beauty of our National Book Token service is that these gifts can be exchanged in most bookshops, and are valid indefinitely. This was just as well when I discovered one I had received from Maggie and Mike about 20 years ago. I could add it to the W.H.Smith token Ron and Shelly gave meContinue reading “The Disembarkation”

Dead Flies And Sherry Trifle

Geoff Le Pard, who entertains us so hugely with stories on his TanGental blog, would have us believe that he was once a lawyer. This cannot be true. No teenager could have had such a past profession. And Geoff is surely in his teens. Who else could so convincingly represent the mind of a nineteen-yer-old, as he doesContinue reading “Dead Flies And Sherry Trifle”