Protective Pruning

This morning dawned bright and comparatively cold, but work in the Rose Garden could still be carried out in shirt sleeves. Here Jackie prunes Mama Mia which had already been trimmed a short while ago. These photographs  show the new shoots persisting – but they had to go before winter winds rocked the stems and loosenedContinue reading “Protective Pruning”

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Sidecar

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Towards the end of yesterday afternoon Jackie drove us to Emsworth to join in Ian’s birthday meal at Nicolino’s restaurant. A month ago, I had photographed white doves in the morning light on and around the bell tower of St James’s Church. Yesterday a few remained onContinue reading “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Sidecar”

Xmas Show

  CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THE PAIR GIVE ACCESS TO A GALLERY THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. This morning I made some prints for Christmas presents, before visiting Margery and Paul at: This ever popular exhibition did not disappoint in its array of art works in different media, reasonably enough priced to makeContinue reading “Xmas Show”

One Blowout After Another

Today we drove to Mat and Tess’s in Upper Dicker for lunch, making a slight deviation to Emsworth to collect Flo who joined us and returned this evening to stay for a few days. It being Remembrance Sunday we listened to The Cenotaph Ceremony on the car radio, and, as always, I thought of twoContinue reading “One Blowout After Another”

‘If It’s Worth A Photograph……’

Today’s advent picture is similar to the first, but has a different coloured central star.  This seems to me to offer far more variation than one would see today.  It is worthy of note that there are very few pedestrians admiring the window display and the vehicles on Regent Street in December 1963 are allContinue reading “‘If It’s Worth A Photograph……’”

Cultural Change

Bunning, Jackie tells me, is the term given for heavy commercial vehicles lacking the requisite acceleration yet trying to pass others on the inside lane of a motorway.  When attempting this from the middle lane it can take several minutes for one to lumber past.  Those on the inside are generally not prepared to giveContinue reading “Cultural Change”