Coastal Canine Capers

Lured into a clifftop car park at Milford on Sea by the prospect of watching choppy seas crashing against The Needles. We were on our way to the pharmacy to collect a repeat prescription. The parking tarmac was liberally strewn with shingle thrown up from the shore below; spray surged over the sea wall. DogContinue reading “Coastal Canine Capers”

Hatchet Pond At Dusk

Today’s Christmas rose is this peach one from the patio bed. The neighbouring clematis Cirrhosa Freckles festoons the grateful gazebo. The now solitary pigeon still perches praying for the return of its deceased mate. Nugget now spends much of his time outside the stable door where he enjoys sole use of the feeder by theContinue reading “Hatchet Pond At Dusk”

Beach Photography

Yesterday our blogging friend Jill Weatherholt posted about EtchASketch. She asked what toys from our childhoods gave us nostalgic memories. Responding to my comment she prompted me to feature the birthday present I gave Jackie on 1st June this year. She happened to mention her father’s Christmas Santa gifts which were designed something like thisContinue reading “Beach Photography”

Beechwood Fauna

This being the second day of 50+ m.p.h. winds it seemed one to have a look at the waves on The Solent. The sun lit the cliffs of the island and the waves on the skyline. When I photographed the sea, rocks, and spume on the sand I was not alone; one young woman, exhibitingContinue reading “Beechwood Fauna”

Durdle Door

Today continuous rain fell from a leaden sky. ERRATUM ERRATUM ERRATUM ERRATUM ERRATUM ERRATUM ERRATUM ERRATUM MRS KNIGHT INFORMS ME THAT MY DURDLE DOOR IS IN FACT PULPIT ROCK AT PORTLAND. DURDLE DOOR IS AT LULWORTH COVE. DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! As I focussed onContinue reading “Durdle Door”

At The Corner Of The Street

An unusual phenomenon is evident in our front garden this year. We have crab apples, normally stripped by blackbirds long before now – still suspended from their branches – standing alongside a winter flowering cherry. When I endured my flexible cystoscopy on 13th December I was given a form to send back after a fortnightContinue reading “At The Corner Of The Street”

The Last Half Hour

An exchange of comments with another blogger this morning took me back to ‘Child Labour’ from 14th January 2014. Later, I added some material from ‘Anticipating The Shot (2)’  and from ‘One Life Cut Short, Another  Changed Forever’ to the draft of ‘A Knight’s Tale’. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY,Continue reading “The Last Half Hour”

Where To Find A Drink

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. This afternoon we drove into the forest in search of water. We hoped to find at least some areas where the animals could drink. The bedContinue reading “Where To Find A Drink”

Maybe There’ll Be Frost

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Although the meteorologists keep changing their minds about it, we have a frost warning for tonight. We therefore began the task of bringing some of the more tender potted plants into a makeshift cold frame and the greenhouse. Sun still streaked across the Gazebo Path; across theContinue reading “Maybe There’ll Be Frost”

My New Haircut

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today the temperature was unseasonably warm, and the skies overcast. Although we have a great number of flowers still blooming beyond their normal time, I chose this morning figuratively to pick a bunch of dahlias from the garden. On my way round my attention was drawn toContinue reading “My New Haircut”