A Photographer With Two Assistants

This afternoon Jackie took Flo and me for a drive. We passed walkers among the grass of Saltgrass Lane, along which we viewed low clouds giving the Isle of Wight the appearance of high mountains fronted by the Hurst Lighthouse and medieval castle; and figures on the spit continuing along the low tide flats. UnbeknownContinue reading “A Photographer With Two Assistants”

The Assistant Photographer Saves The Day

This morning I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/02/24/a-knights-tale-107-instow-part-1/ After a heavy fall of sleet at lunchtime the darkly brooding clouds slunk away and the sun shone for the rest of the chilly afternoon. We did not receive the expect snowfall. Jackie drove me to Lymington where I collected a large print for Jan and Bob Beekman; a flashContinue reading “The Assistant Photographer Saves The Day”

Down To The Sea

Yesterday evening I watched a recording of the Six Nations rugby match between England and Scotland; this morning one of the match between Ireland and Wales. After lunch I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/02/06/a-knights-tale-99-1987-part-two/ Elizabeth e-mailed a selection of her photographs from yesterday. Two ponies; the cattle by the stream; and me. Heavy winds having howled throughout theContinue reading “Down To The Sea”

Along The Coastline

This morning I scanned the next six pages of Charles Keeping’s version of ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes. By mid-afternoon Jackie finished the first stage of her planting of the new raised bed – by replacing the bulbs and primroses which had to be dug up to make space for it. Afterwards she drove meContinue reading “Along The Coastline”

Released From Classroom

Today we made a start on rehanging those of our pictures we have room for. We began with drawings of and by family members spanning some 40 years. Jackie photographed the long and short views of the wall above the white sofa. Each of these images carries a story. Let us start with the 1965Continue reading “Released From Classroom”

Murky Moorland

Becky and Ian returned home to Southbourne early this afternoon. Later on this, another dreary, dismal, day Jackie and I took a brief forest drive just before the light finally failed a little after my camera battery had done so. While recharging I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/01/03/a-knights-tale-87-villeneuvette/ With sunset – not that we would see it –Continue reading “Murky Moorland”

Incineration Completed

This morning I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2021/11/17/a-knights-tale-66-horse-and-dolphin-yard/ Jackie continued with the garden refuse incineration and after lunch we emptied the last of the compost bags’ twiggy bits onto the middle bin to let them dry out before finally burning them; then carried half a dozen of the now empty bags to leave them at our free horseContinue reading “Incineration Completed”

Before And After Sunset

This morning I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2021/11/11/a-knights-tale-62-appendicitis/ then set about starting the vast shredding of paperwork going back almost two decades that clearance of the vestibule cupboard that is to be replaced has prompted. I may be some time. We lunched and caught up with each other at Tyrell’s Ford with Helen, Shelly, Bill, and Ron. MyContinue reading “Before And After Sunset”

An Irresponsible Chase

This morning, with minimal help from me, Jackie assembled the solar powered water feature bought yesterday. This is not its intended resting place but it has been left on the patio for the sun to charge it up. On this hazy afternoon we drove to Mudeford and back. I wandered around the harbour with myContinue reading “An Irresponsible Chase”