Six Trains

This post by Linda at shoreacres, https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/32382/posts/2281944455 took me back this morning to my 1940s childhood. Linda has eloquently described steam railways in America. From 1947 to 1954 the magical – to us children at least – The Devon Belle steamed past our kitchen window in Raynes Park on its way from Waterloo station toContinue reading “Six Trains”

Tanners Lane

This afternoon I ambled round the sunlit garden. Pink and red camellias, which first bloomed in January, appear to be going on for ever. Tulips, like these yellow ones, are now replacing some fading daffodils, while a variety of others are still in the bloom of youth. Jackie planted these leucojum vernum last Autumn. TheContinue reading “Tanners Lane”

The Drove

On yet another warm and sunny afternoon, Jackie drove me to Milford on Sea where Peter, of Sears Barbers, cut my hair. Afterwards we took a trip into the forest. Despite the record high temperatures for February that we have recently experienced, there remain many waterlogged areas offering reflective surfaces. These examples lay on theContinue reading “The Drove”

Two For Joy

This afternoon we collected repeat prescriptions from the Pharmacy at Milford on Sea. The Needles and their lighthouse had transmogrified into a red-eyed sea monster. As equally calm as the Solent was the surface of Hatchet Pond with its skimming waterfowl and shimmering landscape. While a photographer peered into the sun a friendly gull stoodContinue reading “Two For Joy”

A Rorschach Test

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. SINGLE IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK THAT MAY BE REPEATED Our trip to the forest was somewhat delayed this afternoon; our passage from ourContinue reading “A Rorschach Test”

We Didn’t Chat For Long

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY This morning Aaron, of AP Maintenance, tackled the storm damage. He replaced the back drive barrier plants; repaired Jackie’s screen covering the five barred fence; gathered up fallen branches; and tidied up the cypress, which now looks like this. Sending wood-chips flying fromContinue reading “We Didn’t Chat For Long”

From High Noon To Sunset Strip

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY Just after midday, Jackie drove me to Sears Barbers at Milford on Sea for Peter to cut my hair.I am accustomed to barbers laying down their shears to answer the telephone, but today’s hiatus was brought about in a manner I not experiencedContinue reading “From High Noon To Sunset Strip”

The Photo Shoot

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Yesterday I expressed m intention to published the prints from Newark 1993. Today I changed my mind. I decided to hold them in reserve for the next dull day. This could have been one. But it wasn’t. It was one of bright, crisp, sunshine. Jackie continued pottingContinue reading “The Photo Shoot”

The Best Part Of The Day

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Friends Rob and Helen visited for lunch today. They arrived late in the morning and remained until early evening. We spent a very enjoyable afternoon catching up with each other. For lunch Jackie had made a superb leek and potato soup followed by plentiful cold meats andContinue reading “The Best Part Of The Day”

Ten Minutes

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Today’s weather was almost all wet, warm, and overcast. Our afternoon began with a trip to Milford on Sea where the excellent Peter at Sears Barbers cut my hair. We then went on a garden centre crawl seeking some boundary stones to hold back the soil aroundContinue reading “Ten Minutes”