From Garden To Woodland

Jackie spent much of the morning working in the greenhouse, alongside which this is the view to the yellowing weeping birch. Pansies are blooming in the iron urn and in hanging baskets; others of which contain such as petunias and calendulas. It is still the season for dahlias of varying hues. A variety of fuchsiasContinue reading “From Garden To Woodland”

Still Tagging Along

Work continued on the Rose Garden this morning. We used a metal mallet to straighten the legs of the recent acquired rusty obelisks and hammer them into position. More fallen leaves from the copper beech tree were swept, gathered up with big hands, and deposited into black bags in bin subsequently transferred to the compostContinue reading “Still Tagging Along”

Car Park Conversation

We have a popular adage that asserts that all accidents come in threes. So it is with cafeti√®re glasses. We keep spares for the large one that dispenses our morning coffee. Two have been broken in the last month. That left one. This afternoon we therefore visited the Christchurch Sainsbury’s to maintain our reserves. JackieContinue reading “Car Park Conversation”

Spilt Milk

Once again the sunniest part of the day was this morning. I am happy to say that the fault on our landline was successfully repaired while I stayed near the phone and Jackie continued weeding and planting. Nugget and Lady were both in attendance, but his new partner tweeted that she was not ready forContinue reading “Spilt Milk”

Ripples And Reflections

On another afternoon of heavy rain we took a drive into the forest. Over Lymington Road the sun attempted unsuccessfully to penetrate the brimming cloud canopy. The oak in the third picture has been remodelled by the sea air. The highest groping fingers never bear leaves. Almost the only wildlife we saw while the rainContinue reading “Ripples And Reflections”

Provoking A Squabble

Overnight winds had been powerful enough to blow this planted up stone urn off its pedestal. Early this morning Jackie drove me to our G.P. surgery at Milford on Sea to order a repeat prescription. We were not surprised to learn on BBC News that, at 79 m.p.h., the strongest gusts in Britain had rushedContinue reading “Provoking A Squabble”

Almost Blown Away

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. James, of Peacock Computers, visited to examine the iMac, and took it away to restore it to working order. In anticipation of the Apple’s removal, I had scanned a set of photographic prints from May 1993 onto the Windows laptop. We had also thought the weather wouldContinue reading “Almost Blown Away”

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”

Mah Jongg

Today’s fine weather lived up to the promise of the dawn skies on Christchurch Road. Yvonne’s recent post in Hello World, prompted me to an exchange about the Lincoln imp, about which the Lincoln Cathedral website has this to say: ‘A HISTORY OF THE LINCOLN IMP Posted on December 16th, 2011 |¬† TODAY THE LINCOLNContinue reading “Mah Jongg”

Flytipping In Honeylake Wood

Vince, a heating engineer had visited a few days ago to overhaul our oil fired system that has never adequately functioned upstairs since we have been here. He got it going properly for the first time, but discovered that a hose had not been fitted to the boiler, a part of which was not functioningContinue reading “Flytipping In Honeylake Wood”