Tracking Sunset

The day was still grimly dark by the time we left to deliver Elizabeth a tub of Jackie’s chicken and vegetable stewp. (Interested readers will note that I have changed my spelling from stoup, because stewp is what google recognises and who am I to argue?) Whenever the vehicle in front of us seems especiallyContinue reading “Tracking Sunset”

Twilight Haze

On a dull and frosty morning Jackie photographed some aspects of the garden. A perky dragon was garlanded in frosted ivy; the ‘Autumn’ sculpture vied with winter; euphorbia, cordyline Australis, and rose leaves bore fringes of frost and lingering water drops; some potted pansies were rather limp, while iris reticulata and tulips broke the soilContinue reading “Twilight Haze”

Waterlogged

This afternoon we took a crisp sunshine forest drive. Jackie waited in Brownhills car park while I wandered along the largely waterlogged roadside verges for a while. This was a day for family walks. While certain spots were decidedly overcrowded, lesser known areas like Bisterne Close, where Jackie parked the Modus, were safe enough. IContinue reading “Waterlogged”

Full PPE

This afternoon we joined Elizabeth and Danni at Woodpeckers for a visit to Mum. Pre-Christmas limited four-fold family visits have been arranged by Colten Care. On arrival we were issued with the usual forms explaining who we are with our temperature recorded. We were also required to sanitise our hands and don face masks, gloves,Continue reading “Full PPE”

Just In Time To Catch It

I spent much of this day of sunshine and showers writing Christmas cards and making prints at my desk which has a direct view into the kitchen. It wasn’t far off sunset when we posted the messages, but we just had time to catch it at Mudeford. Note that the capsized boat I spotted aContinue reading “Just In Time To Catch It”

Travel Challenge, Day 4

I was nominated by my friend Judy Dykstra-Brown to post one favorite travel picture a day for ten days without explanation, then to nominate someone else to participate. That’s 10 days, 10 travel pictures, and 10 nominations. I may not make it to the end of ten days, but for now I nominate Sheree. Please link toContinue reading “Travel Challenge, Day 4”

Coastal Canine Capers

Lured into a clifftop car park at Milford on Sea by the prospect of watching choppy seas crashing against The Needles. We were on our way to the pharmacy to collect a repeat prescription. The parking tarmac was liberally strewn with shingle thrown up from the shore below; spray surged over the sea wall. DogContinue reading “Coastal Canine Capers”

Decidedly Reluctant To Test The Water

Blackbirds are now in the process of stripping our crab apple trees of fruit. After a quick look around, they tear off an apple then make their way back to their homes across the road. We can just make out others, like this sparrow, about to leave the runway over there. Raindrops kept the foodContinue reading “Decidedly Reluctant To Test The Water”

“What Are The Effing Chances…..?”

Our forest trip on another bright and sunny day began with scraping ice off the car. In a field beside an unnamed lane near Gorley Common a sleeping pony stood characteristically with one rear foot bent was not the only backlit equine the we were to see. Ogdens North lies alongside an unmarked muddy laneContinue reading ““What Are The Effing Chances…..?””

From Dawn To Sunset

Dawn came knocking early this morning just giving me time to grab my dressing gown and hasten downstairs for my camera. I was permitted a very few minutes in which to photograph her delights before her soft pinks and magenta blushes succumbed to deep indigo blues. silhouetting the oscillating tresses of the Weeping Birch. LateContinue reading “From Dawn To Sunset”