The Donkeys Didn’t Fancy It

After lunch Jackie drove us to Helen and Bill’s home at Fordingbridge to drop off a present. Attracted by a couple of large mushrooms on the verges at I disembarked and wandered along photographing, in addition, bracken nestling beside an oak trunk, and lichen attached to fallen twigs on the forest floor and decorating anotherContinue reading “The Donkeys Didn’t Fancy It”

He Flies Like A Bird

Today Nick was mostly painting woodwork. This afternoon we shopped at Tesco and at Milford on Sea Pharmacy. There were queues at neither outlet. From Tesco we drove to Milford on Sea via Angel Lane alongside which Jackie parked and I walked a while, photographing woodland, a mossy oak, a mushroom, and autumn leaves floatingContinue reading “He Flies Like A Bird”

Thunder

This morning I read in the car while Jackie shopped first in Milford Supplies for hand gel, wipes, and a mask; then for pansies in Ferndene Farm Shop, after which we continued into the forest, where Holmsley Passage displayed signs of autumn in the form of partially nibbled mushrooms, vibrant wild rose hips, and goldenContinue reading “Thunder”

Khaleesi And Karen’s Hair Dryer

On this bright, sunny, day Barry of was able to complete the work on the Velux window roof. He tapped down the lead using a tool that had once belonged to Owen’s great grandfather; tested the result for smoothness in his usual careful manner; and employed Karen’s hair dryer to avoid the possibility of hisContinue reading “Khaleesi And Karen’s Hair Dryer”

Spectral Ponies

CLICK ON CLUSTERED, SMALLER, IMAGES TO ACCESS LARGER GALLERIES. This morning we brunched in a very crowded Otter Nurseries restaurant before driving to Emery Down, Bolderwood, and back home. As with many New Forest villages, the approach to Emery Down from Swan Green is quintessentially English. We have a row of tiny thatched cottages inContinue reading “Spectral Ponies”

Max Headroom

On an extremely blustery morning I walked to and from Giles’s home by the Shorefield footpath and Blackbush Road route. Pine cones littered the terrain, and I added to my collection of fungi photos. Fallen branches along the footpath created arches offering enough overhead clearance to put me in mind of roadsigns; a TV series; andContinue reading “Max Headroom”