Reflective Collars

Late this morning Barry, our chimney sweep and roofer, visited to look at our leaking kitchen roof. He is very busy but, a good friend, will fit us in as soon as he can. After lunch, with violent winds still blowing, we moved the now covered patio chairs to a more sheltered position beside theContinue reading “Reflective Collars”

Impact On The Horizon

I spent a couple of hours this afternoon reading “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”, and, as yet, like its author, I have not finished it. I will feature it when I do. Later, we drove into the forest where Jackie parked beside Ran’s wood and I rambled with my camera. A febrile squirrel periodically caughtContinue reading “Impact On The Horizon”

View From The Pillbox

The briefest glimpse of the weak sun effecting a halo on the silhouetted lonely pigeon in the copper beech that Jackie photographed this morning was its only appearance on this otherwise grimly dismal day. She had left the house from the stable door in order to sweep beneath the wisteria arbour. Nugget, immediately perching onContinue reading “View From The Pillbox”

Water, Water…… Hardly A Drop To Drink

SINGLE IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. 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 The best part of the day was taken up with body maintenance. We began with aContinue reading “Water, Water…… Hardly A Drop To Drink”

Up And Down The Lane

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Late this afternoon, the dull skies cleared and we enjoyed a warm and sunny day. Naturally, we took a drive into the forest. A young man and his dog walking along Holmsley Passage, set off onto the moors; a couple of cyclists, passing a group relaxing onContinue reading “Up And Down The Lane”

I Was Set Up

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Somewhat encouraged by the lack of adverse effects on my knackered knees after the long, flat, walk round Keyhaven and Lymington Nature Reserve, I decided to take the somewhat shorter, yet undulating, route through Honeylake Wood. At about halfwayContinue reading “I Was Set Up”

Letting The Toddler Win The Race

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This morning we went for a driveabout in the forest. It is not unusual to notice cartoon character flattened squirrels on the winding lanes. On the very narrow track bounded by thick impenetrable hedgerows that links Newtown with Minstead, a young tree rat caught ahead of the carContinue reading “Letting The Toddler Win The Race”

Latin Gave Me Up

Although not having got round its baffle, the crow is back trampling the petunias on the chimney pot. The squirrel, on the other hand, earned a meal this morning. It made a successful launch from the eucalyptus, crash landed on top of the corvine baffle, slipped underneath it, and scoffed away. Given that the rodent hasContinue reading “Latin Gave Me Up”

Let There Be Light

Jackie may have defeated the crow, but my suggestion that the squirrel baffle could be surplus to requirements was premature. This morning one of these bushy-tailed rodents climbed the central pole of the bird feeder, failed to circumvent the large concave upturned bowl designed to prevent it from nicking the avian fodder, sat on the grass, scratchedContinue reading “Let There Be Light”

The Banana Skin

I travelled by my usual means to Waterloo this morning, and from there took the Westminster Bridge route to Green Park.  There was a long queue on the M27, making my arrival at Southampton Parkway a little late.  Obligingly, the train was also tardy, but reached the London terminal on time. Bright sunshine coursing throughContinue reading “The Banana Skin”