Britain’s Most Expensive Beach Hut

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. The wind kept up this morning, but the rain did not return until this afternoon. The light changed by the minute. As the sunshine came and went, I had to be patient to take this photograph of the front garden trellis which held solanum, roses, rose hips,Continue reading “Britain’s Most Expensive Beach Hut”

Streets Of London With Diversions

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Torrential rain and gale-force winds were again the order of the day. Soon after noon, the French windows onto the patio and the view from the kitchen were like this. Naturally I took a trip back to my photographic archives from October 2004. The colour slides wereContinue reading “Streets Of London With Diversions”

Ever-Changing Skies

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS GIVE ACCESS TO GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Our friend Geoff Le Pard had asked, in his comment on yesterday’s post, whether the field at Longslade Bottom had flooded as it had in his youth. Jackie therefore, via South Sway Lane, drove us out toContinue reading “Ever-Changing Skies”

Caught In The Rain

CLICK ON CLUSTERED IMAGES TO VIEW GALLERY. This morning we took a drive into the forest. It was not long before the first of the day’s many  showers set the burnished bracken sparkling. We were even treated to a partial rainbow forcing its way through the indigo clouds. Deep in the valley a string of walkersContinue reading “Caught In The Rain”

Around The Island

On yet another rain-slashed August day, I spared a thought for those holidaymakers who had come to the forest and the seaside for their long-awaited summer break. The last ten days hasn’t bothered me, because my chest infection has kept me indoors anyway, but they can’t have had much fun. Needless to say this wasContinue reading “Around The Island”

‘Painting With Light’

With extensive cloud cover and intermittent rain this morning was considerably warmer than yesterday, but far less inviting for my Hordle Cliff top walk. Nevertheless a rainbow did attempt to put in an appearance, as did a watery sun over The Solent, which sent ochre coloured waves crashing against the blending shingle on the beach.Continue reading “‘Painting With Light’”

The Water Spire

This morning I walked along Hordle Lane, turning left into Stopples Lane. I had hoped to walk across the fields and woods to Peter’s Farm, but could not find my way through. In the spring, I must have traversed a gap in the hedge which is now overgrown. Today, I followed the fenced off woodContinue reading “The Water Spire”

Dear Photographer

Before Jackie drove me to Donna-Marie in Poulner for my very occasional haircut, I walked the Bull Lane/Trusty Servant loop. A knotted mass of mossy tree roots in the strip of forest alongside Upper Drive always has me wondering whether Celtic designers, all those centuries ago, had gained their inspiration from similar natural phenomena. At theContinue reading “Dear Photographer”

The Rainbow

Jackie drove us to Christchurch this morning in time for lunch at Boathouse, a rather good restaurant overlooking the River Avon quay.  It was a beautiful day and the drive through the forest was gorgeous.  I had a delicious fish pie whilst Jackie ate a pizza fire, which apparently lived up to its name.  SheContinue reading “The Rainbow”