Defending Southampton Water

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. On another splendid September summer’s morning, Jackie drove us to Calshot and back. Calshot Beach had just two occupants: the proverbial one man and his dog. A woman was discussing the refurbishment of her beach hut. What had at first seemed a simple carpentry job had developed into aContinue reading “Defending Southampton Water”

Preparing For Visitors

Travelling into the first streaks of dawn this morning, the usual commuter traffic sped along Christchurch Road in the direction of Lymington; whilst in our garden the aged gazebo has flecked the clematis Cirrhosa purpurascens with rusty freckles The proprietor of Fagan’s menswear shop in New Milton has occasionally fitted me from her parents’ outlet, Hunt’s,Continue reading “Preparing For Visitors”

1,000 Days

In bright sunlight this morning I played around with the super vivid setting on the camera. I reduced the saturation in the saw picture in order to reproduce the natural colours which still look pretty unreal. This tool was discovered when we were clearing the overgrown hedging on the back drive, and remains where weContinue reading “1,000 Days”

Stranded On Bramble Bank

Jackie has been collecting little mice from a gallery in Milford on Sea. Each morning these charming little creatures, noses in the air, have been found in different locations. One of Flo’s Christmas Dragonology books contained a model which could be removed, assembled, and hung somewhere. Put these two facts together and you might be ableContinue reading “Stranded On Bramble Bank”