Bumping Into Prince Philip

Early this morning, once again in steady rain, Jackie and I transported another Modus-load of soggy garden refuse to the Efford Recycling Centre, and continued on a damp forest drive. A pair of wet donkeys at East Boldre with little leaves adhering to their spiral-patterned hides hopefully raised their mournful heads as I disembarked toContinue reading “Bumping Into Prince Philip”

Early Signs Of Autumn

This morning Jackie and I visited Shelly and Ron with presents for my sister-in-law. Jane and Ivy were also present. The little girl was looking bonny and cheerful. Afterwards we took a short forest drive before returning home for lunch. The grey pony habitually risking its throat on barbed wire while checking whether the grassContinue reading “Early Signs Of Autumn”

Materials Available To Us

Because of the upcoming bank holiday weekend it will be a few days before I am able to upload more pictures. I am therefore unable to attach new ones to the text of our forest drive of 25th, so I am substituting similarish images from my archives. After a night of what I call properContinue reading “Materials Available To Us”

Two Out Of Three

This afternoon Jackie drove me into the forest. Ponies on the verge of Wootton Road were plagued by flies on this hot and humid day following 48 overcast hours of intermittent rain which encouraged some greening of the grass on the common, where blackberries were looking plumper, as ponies gathered round the trough, the historyContinue reading “Two Out Of Three”

Keen To Chew Oak Cud

This afternoon I e-mailed a full set of yesterday’s dinner photographs to Becky. These included two more, not posted yesterday, of herself and Flo taken by Jackie; and of her daughter with her grandparents taken by our daughter. Later Jackie visited Ferndene Farm Shop, then took me on a short forest drive. The preponderance ofContinue reading “Keen To Chew Oak Cud”

No-one Told The Ponies

This morning Jackie and I transported another car load of garden refuse to the recycling centre then continued into the forest for a short drive. The Pilley Community Shop has moved along the road to the Community Centre. Ponies, including a young one, are still congregating outside. It seems that no-one has told the animals.Continue reading “No-one Told The Ponies”

A Tale Of Wasps

Eleanor is a good-tempered child who doesn’t normally make a fuss. It therefore came as a big surprise when, some time after the above picture was taken at yesterday’s barbecue, she let out a piercing yell and continued to cry. Jackie soon grasped what was wrong and provided the wherewithal to reduce the distress. ForContinue reading “A Tale Of Wasps”

Still Confined To The Passenger Seat

As we sat in a queue at the Brockenhurst level crossing this morning I photographed the dry grasses alongside. We were on our way to Streets, the shop which has everything. Jackie took this location photograph, whilst I focussed on the windows when we parked outside it. My more able bodied Chauffeuse also photographed theContinue reading “Still Confined To The Passenger Seat”

From The Passenger Seat

This morning Jackie and I drove to The Oakhaven Hospice Trust furniture warehouse on the Ampress industrial estate in order to offer for collection a Chinese oak cabinet which is now surplus to our requirements. I took the opportunity to photograph the parched condition of the surrounding verges. The now golden moorland around Brockenhurst wasContinue reading “From The Passenger Seat”