South Sway Lane

This morning Jackie drove me to the surgery at Milford on Sea where I received my booster Covid vaccination with no problems. We then continued on forest drive. I stepped out of the car at South Sway Lane, where a fine specimen of buttercups lined the verges opposite the ubiquitous cow parsley, and carpeted fieldsContinue reading “South Sway Lane”

Resisting The Spanish Invasion

This morning Jackie and I drove to our annual pilgrimage to Boldre’s Church Lane, with its high ancient hedgerows and its private bluebell woods. Banks and verges are now adorned, in addition to the bluebells, with white stitchworts, and yellow celandines and dandelions. Jackie and and I saw differing images in the gnarled bark ofContinue reading “Resisting The Spanish Invasion”

Window Shopping

This morning I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2021/12/14/a-knights-tale-77-1-experiential-groups/ After lunch on this gloomy, yet warm, day we drove to Lyndhurst for some Christmas shopping. The High Street was so unpopulated that it was only when I wished to include visitors in photographs that I could do so, leaving shop windows to my lens. The Stag’s electronic Santa wasContinue reading “Window Shopping”

Back With Foal

Heavy rain and violent winds raged throughout the night and until midday, after which the cloud canopy cracked revealing a range of skyscapes such as these over Beaulieu Heath on our forest drive this afternoon. Before this we dumped the rest of our garden refuse in the Efford Recycling Centre and returned home with twoContinue reading “Back With Foal”

A Vehicular Stand-off

A week or so ago I searched for a phone ringing to my right. I went through jacket pockets, opened cupboards etc – all to no avail. A while later the same thing happened. Jackie picked up the phone to my left which I thought had been silent. It was then I realised that theContinue reading “A Vehicular Stand-off”

A Modern Day Drove

Beneath cloudless cerulean skies we took an early drive into the forest this morning. A cool breeze blew along sun-dappled lanes like these named Rodlease and Church. At a corner of the latter a tractor ploughed a field some distance from a couple of grazing workhorses within view of adjacent woodland. Along the road toContinue reading “A Modern Day Drove”

No Sensible Pony

On another warm day of clear blue skies we accompanied Matthew and Poppy to Everton Garden Centre to buy a birthday present, then lunched in their Camellia’s CafĂ©. The very well cooked, plentiful, meals set us up for the day. Mine consisted of chicken and ham pie, new potatoes, and vegetables; Mat’s was roast duck;Continue reading “No Sensible Pony”

Symbiotic Relationship

Such brief sunshine as we were to enjoy today came quite early. That is when we set off for a forest drive. Two lanes we traversed en route to Beaulieu are named Boldre and Rodlease. The Gravel Pit Lake at Pilley, almost bone dry last summer, has returned to its normal full state, nurturing whiteContinue reading “Symbiotic Relationship”

Coordination

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS THE ENLARGED GALLERY, EACH PICTURE IN WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING THE BOX TO BOTTOM RIGHT First thing this morning Ross and Lee delivered some of the kitchen equipment and a chop saw. They also brought the old sink backContinue reading “Coordination”