They Do Not Read Newspapers

This article, from the front page of the New Forest Post of two days ago describes an incident in Sway Road early in the morning. The foal, later euphemistically ‘put down’, was in collision with a Mercedes Sprinter. The driver was unhurt. A local resident is quoted as saying: “A foal was hit and draggedContinue reading “They Do Not Read Newspapers”

Donkeys and Ice Cream

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED When we arrived home from Elizabeth’s late yesterday afternoon, the house was very smoky, and the garden full of ash, all emanating from a bonfire in the North Breeze garden, which had been almost razed to the ground. The jungle is no more. Much rain in theContinue reading “Donkeys and Ice Cream”

Controlled Burning

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE AFTRER SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. Jackie and I spent the morning weeding and clearing the rose garden. The task is not yet finished. A rather large creature has head-butted a hole in the fence,Continue reading “Controlled Burning”

The Mist Did Not Desist

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. This morning, the temperature having dropped ten degrees, we lit the fire. Barry the sweep has said he will expect to see smoke from the chimney when he drives by. Set against a misty, overcast, sky, he will perhaps have difficultyContinue reading “The Mist Did Not Desist”

Caught In The Rain

CLICK ON CLUSTERED IMAGES TO VIEW GALLERY. This morning we took a drive into the forest. It was not long before the first of the day’s many  showers set the burnished bracken sparkling. We were even treated to a partial rainbow forcing its way through the indigo clouds. Deep in the valley a string of walkersContinue reading “Caught In The Rain”

The Watchers Watched

Including strimming the grass, Jackie continued with general gardening this morning whilst I scanned the last ten of the photographs for Norman’s book, retouched the images, and made a dozen prints. The quality of these large-format negatives dating back to 1957 is very good. One could hardly call the creative task Jackie finished this eveningContinue reading “The Watchers Watched”