Their Own Internal Tide Table

The clouds today were largely overcast, although rain did not set in until we were returning from our trip. This was firstly to Lyndhurst where we brunched at the eponymous Tea House. From our window seat we watched a variety of visitors such as these older women seated on a bench with a view ofContinue reading “Their Own Internal Tide Table”

Sweet Smell Of Success

On a dull, damp, afternoon we took the Angel Lane route to Milford on Sea to pick up a repeat prescription from the Pharmacy, then drove on to Keyhaven. Low tide in the harbour revealed seaweed on which gulls preened and one cannibal crow scavenged. Boats tilted and buoys bobbed. Hazy distant views of HurstContinue reading “Sweet Smell Of Success”

Elizabeth’s Standing Ovation

I have recently rediscovered a batch of colour slides made in September 2008, some of which images I featured from prints I had produced in 2014 for my post “Your Own Back Yard”. This was one of my ultimate sets of photographs taken with film. Before focussing on the dawn images of Portland Bill lighthouseContinue reading “Elizabeth’s Standing Ovation”

My New Haircut

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today the temperature was unseasonably warm, and the skies overcast. Although we have a great number of flowers still blooming beyond their normal time, I chose this morning figuratively to pick a bunch of dahlias from the garden. On my way round my attention was drawn toContinue reading “My New Haircut”

Island In The Sun

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. This morning’s sunshine lasted long enough to draw me into pruning the rose garden. By the time I had finished the skies had clouded over and rain begun. Between showers Jackie was able to plant primulas into┬áthe large windowContinue reading “Island In The Sun”

Overwintering At Lepe

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THE SMALLER GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES. Late this morning Jackie drove us to Lepe where we enjoyed a brunch in the cafe by the beach. Gulls scavenged among the pebbles and the seaweed that proved there is a stronger wet smell than that of damp dog. You see, the seaweed aromaContinue reading “Overwintering At Lepe”

On The Beach (1)

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today was largely overcast with the occasional glimpse of the sun. Jackie drove us to Mudeford and back. We began with Avon Beach , which this couple walked along. Maybe they reached as far as Friar’s Cliff Beach to the left. The spray from the waves whooshingContinue reading “On The Beach (1)”

Going For A Paddle

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. On another summery September day Jackie and I nursed colds indoors whilst Aaron and Sean virtually completed removing the grizelinia hedge. I scanned another couple of┬ádozen colour slides from September 1982. These were from a holiday in Brittany enjoyed with our friends Ann and Don. Here isContinue reading “Going For A Paddle”