Alice’s Choppers

I drafted this post yesterday in preparation for a tutorial session with a WordPress Happiness Engineer. This involves more scans of prints from the Isle of Wight holiday photographed on film in August 1980. I have not noted the exact location of any of these images. Here is a cormorant on a wreck, seemingly claimingContinue reading “Alice’s Choppers”

Better Than Expected

Today’s winds have dropped to 20 m.p.h. When opening the gate for Aaron this morning I checked on the storm damage. There really wasn’t much more than I had noticed yesterday. The downpipe to the water butt on the corner of the kitchen wall had become unstuck; a few extra pots had fallen; the sweetContinue reading “Better Than Expected”

Track The Butterfly

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY ANY MEMBER OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT We took a mid-morning break in the patio where I admired the plantings, and Jackie watered a few she spotted looking a little thirsty. For aContinue reading “Track The Butterfly”

It Had Been Got At

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning was overcast, very humid, and oppressive, presaging the rain that would barely dribble in this afternoon. My reluctant effort was to cut off a few dead tree branches that had been twisted by the wind, but not actually snapped off; and to wage continued warContinue reading “It Had Been Got At”

Aviemore Revisited

Jackie was thrilled this morning to see that the third of her sunflowers donated by the birds has bloomed.  She tried very hard to coach one bee simultaneously into each of her trio.  Two out of three can’t be bad. For as long as I can remember Louisa has been disgusted at me for ‘wastingContinue reading “Aviemore Revisited”