Still Hanging Around

This post is the one I wrote but seem to have failed to send yesterday, 17th February 2017. CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN THE LARGE GROUPS ACCESS A GALLERY THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Yesterday evening Jackie, Elizabeth and I visited Southampton City Art Gallery for a preview of: Still Hanging Around:Continue reading “Still Hanging Around”

A Touch Of Sea Air

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. On a bright and sunny morning Jackie drove us out to Flexford Bridge to survey the scene that had been waterlogged on our last visit. These muddy-looking snowdrops had been struggling to keep their heads above water then. BanksContinue reading “A Touch Of Sea Air”

Bricks In The Hopper

As our garden awakens, hellebores, snowdrops, ferns, and heucheras stretch their limbs and jostle for position. Some hellebores, petals perhaps frost-bitten, raise their heads, possibly having been alarmed by our jackdaws jousting over the rooftop chimneys, What was once a maple on the grass had been cut back by our predecessors. Although we have someContinue reading “Bricks In The Hopper”

Where Are The Secateurs?

Soon after dawn’s light created its criss-cross effect on Christchurch Road, two delightful gentlemen from Cleansing Cleaning Services arrived and pumped out our septic tank with a long tube snaking down the side of the house. Ian Norton explained the process and the system to us, booked us in for annual instead of six-monthly removalContinue reading “Where Are The Secateurs?”

Woman’s Mastery Over Machine

When I intimated yesterday that I might cut the grass I didn’t imagine that was all I would do, nor that the task would take me all day. I would like to tell the tale of this man’s mastery over a machine. Unfortunately, like George Washington, on this occasion, ‘I cannot tell a lie’. AtContinue reading “Woman’s Mastery Over Machine”