What To Do With Flies

For much of the morning and the first half hour of a sweltering afternoon Jackie continued weeding the Brick Path, taking her own before and after photographs; meanwhile I filled several trug-loads of dead-headed roses and weeds pulled up from the beds along the way. Afterwards I printed another batch of A4 prints of himContinue reading “What To Do With Flies”

Time To Let The Cattle Loose

On a largely overcast yet dry day Jackie donated some property to one Charity Shop in Highcliffe before lunch and we both did the same with two small filing cabinets to the Oakhaven Hospice shop in the afternoon. We then took a drive into the forest. On the first green at Bramshaw a couple ofContinue reading “Time To Let The Cattle Loose”

A Photographer With Two Assistants

This afternoon Jackie took Flo and me for a drive. We passed walkers among the grass of Saltgrass Lane, along which we viewed low clouds giving the Isle of Wight the appearance of high mountains fronted by the Hurst Lighthouse and medieval castle; and figures on the spit continuing along the low tide flats. UnbeknownContinue reading “A Photographer With Two Assistants”

A Pony For GP

On returning from our trip yesterday, we admired the progress that Richard and Alan from Kitchen Makers had made during our absence. The frame for the internal front door was well under way, and the new vestibule cupboard in position. Today Richard completed the architraves for the entrance door and the new sitting room upstairs;Continue reading “A Pony For GP”

“We Would Have Driven Past”

Following a suggestion by Yvette Prior, I spent the morning changing the categories of my “A Knight’s Tale” series of posts. They are now categorised as A Knight’s Tale, thus giving readers who may wish to view earlier episodes easier access. The first three also contain my diary entries for their days. I have stillContinue reading ““We Would Have Driven Past””

“He’s After Us, Mum”

Today’s welkin canopy was a dismal, leaking, colander riddled with humid vapour. At mid-morning we drove to Hockey’s Farm Shop for brunch in their re-opened cafĂ©. The recently completed thatched roof across the road in Gorley Lynch bears effigies of a fox stalking a row of ducklings following their mother along the crown of theContinue reading ““He’s After Us, Mum””

The Green Man

It was just about warm enough on a not very bright morning for us to visit Mum in the beautifully designed, planted, and well maintained, garden at Woodpeckers this morning. While waiting for my mother to be wheeled out I enjoyed a conversation with the gardener who works on this plot with the help ofContinue reading “The Green Man”

Seeking A Suitable Location

Our very good friend John, who blogs as Paol Soren, has recently suggested to me that it might be a good idea to register the changing nature of our environment by photographing one particular scene or tree at regular intervals during the year. This set me thinking about a suitable location. Water should, I thought,Continue reading “Seeking A Suitable Location”

Avian Camouflage

This afternoon of an overcast day, slowly brightening with brief sunny periods we visited Ferndene Farm Shop to purchase salad items, eggs, and vegetables to accompany this evening’s second sitting of Jackie’s excellent cottage pie. These were carrots, cauliflower, and beans which would be cooked to perfection, and accompanied by Hoegaarden and more of theContinue reading “Avian Camouflage”