Coastal Canine Capers

Lured into a clifftop car park at Milford on Sea by the prospect of watching choppy seas crashing against The Needles. We were on our way to the pharmacy to collect a repeat prescription. The parking tarmac was liberally strewn with shingle thrown up from the shore below; spray surged over the sea wall. DogContinue reading “Coastal Canine Capers”

Keeping A Ball In The Air

Mat, Tess, and Poppy returned to their home early this afternoon. The rest of us drove to Barton on Sea where Jackie, Becky, and Ian enjoyed coffee in the Beachcomber. I joined them for sparkling water after I had photographed the activities of visitors from the clifftop. A pink streak divided the indigo bands ofContinue reading “Keeping A Ball In The Air”

The Reality

SINGLE IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK THAT CAN BE REPEATED. CLICKING ON ANY OF THOSE IN A GROUP ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT This afternoon Jackie drove me out to Calshot and back. Waiting in the queueContinue reading “The Reality”

A Rescue Operation

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT AS REQUIRED This morning turned out to be rather longer than planned and required a little more energy than anticipated to be expended. We began with a trip to New Milton for shopping, including a new watch strap for me. We then returned home to collect two large bagsContinue reading “A Rescue Operation”

A Blustery Day

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN CLUSTERS GIVE ACCESS TO GALLERIES WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. On a day of winds fit to threaten lingering autumn leaves like those on our crab apples, Jackie drove us to our GP surgery at Milford on Sea for our flu jabs (influenza vaccines). Down at theContinue reading “A Blustery Day”

Hunt For A Owl

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Mat, Tess, and Poppy spent the morning with us before resuming their journey to the Far West that is Cornwall and Land’s End. We spent much of the time in the garden. Matthew initially tried to inculcate his daughter into hostility to being photographed, however, he soon relented,Continue reading “Hunt For A Owl”

The Headbutt

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Here is a lace cap hydrangea in our front garden. This morning, Jackie drove us to Eyeworth Pond and back. This lies beyond the Royal Oak at Fritham. A group of friendly teenagers perched on a bank. Behind them was a carpet of waterlilies. The group were veryContinue reading “The Headbutt”

The Watcher Watched

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. After a leisurely breakfast we left Aaron, his nephew Rory, and Robin working on the fencing while Jackie drove the two of us, Jessie, and Guru to Ferndene Farm Shop for our friends to shop for their return. This was such a hot, heavy, and overcast dayContinue reading “The Watcher Watched”

Before And After: The South End

Were the barometer on our garden wall in good working order it would no doubt indicate ‘wet and warm’. Perhaps, at 18 degrees centigrade it had the temperature right. Full sunshine, however, we definitely did not experience. The leucanthemums in the front garden are some of the plants cut back for the winter by theContinue reading “Before And After: The South End”

From Seaside To Forest And Back

On another glorious summer’s morning Jackie drove me to the surgery at Milford, where I handed in my repeat prescription order. She then deposited me at The Beach House so that I could walk back along the cliff top and up through Shorefield, thus avoiding the ascent of Park Lane. Sleepy yachts slipped past The NeedlesContinue reading “From Seaside To Forest And Back”