Spotted Speckled Wood

Today we begin with this gallery of Jackie’s photographs of me photographing yesterday’s ponies and Ogdens North. When leaving Brockenhurst on a forest drive we normally pass a small area of woodland. This morning I spied a pony through the trees, so Jackie parked and I followed the wildlife. Birds sang in the taller trees;Continue reading “Spotted Speckled Wood”

Before And After: The Shady Path

As I wandered around the garden this morning, a Speckled Wood butterfly flitted across my path and settled, to cast its shadow, on the outside of the sitting room wall. Like the roses Absolutely Fabulous, still living up to its name, and Chris Beardshaw, just needing a bit of a trim, it still enjoys theContinue reading “Before And After: The Shady Path”

The Golden Touch

On the way through the garden this morning, to continue working on the back drive, I paused to admire Jackie’s two new planters, originally candle-holders from Redcliffe Nursery. They display her usual flair. Turning into the drive, I encountered the trail made by a mole. As this stopped at the site of the bonfire, perhapsContinue reading “The Golden Touch”