Decaying Forestation

On this third afternoon of continuous blue sky and bright sunshine the waxing moon looked down early over Christchurch Road as we left home on a forest drive, and over Rhinefield Ornamental Drive as we made for home. Wilverley Plain’s gorse-laden landscape and ponies already bore the touch of the approaching sunset. A group ofContinue reading “Decaying Forestation”

Seeking Shelter

On a dank, drizzly, morning we visited Lymington High Street early to buy birthday presents. We had to wait half an hour for one shop to open, so I took the opportunity for a spot of people watching. Cyclists negotiated other traffic; a number of toddlers rode in buggies; some were prepared for rain, whileContinue reading “Seeking Shelter”

Rolling Over And Thinking About It

This morning I watched the Channel 4 broadcast from Ahmedabad of the last rites of the English Cricket tour of India. Soon after lunch we visited the pharmacy at Milford on Sea, then drove into the forest. At Norleywood Car Park we found I was not the only person interested in photographing the wild life.Continue reading “Rolling Over And Thinking About It”

Lunch At Steff’s Kitchen

Late this morning Jackie drove us to Fairweather’s Garden Centre in Beaulieu where we met Danni, Andy, Ella, and Elizabeth for lunch in Steff’s Kitchen. The various trees in pools on the road from Brockenhurst were thoroughly irrigated. Beaulieu Lake was also very full, to the satisfaction of the numerous swans. Ella enjoyed playing gamesContinue reading “Lunch At Steff’s Kitchen”

Pig On The Road

CLICK ON SMALLER IMAGES TO ACCESS RELEVANT GALLERIES Hoping for the cloud to clear we drove out to the north of the forest late this afternoon. Between Sway and Brockenhurst a woman rode a New Forest pony. This can only be managed after skillful ‘backing’ or breaking in. Her steed carried her past a gatheringContinue reading “Pig On The Road”