Double Yellow Lines

Steady, light, rain seeped from slate skies throughout the day. This morning Jackie worked in the greenhouse while I ironed, read, and photographed raindrops on our unidentified peach rose, wallflower Sugar Rush Purple, and a tiny primula. This afternoon Jackie drove us to Keyhaven. You may be forgiven for thinking that this is a pictureContinue reading “Double Yellow Lines”

“She’s Got A Baby”

Today’s thirty minute walk was along the stony seawall path of Keyhaven Harbour. Jackie drove me there and back and waited in the car park while I strode out and crawled back. As I began to open the gate leading on to the mallow lined footpath I noticed a woman carefully following the ungainly swanContinue reading ““She’s Got A Baby””

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”

Wrecking The Shrubbery

SINGLE IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. CLICKING ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP ACCESSES ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. THESE CAN BE FURTHER ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. This afternoon, Jackie drove me around theContinue reading “Wrecking The Shrubbery”

Why Did The Pony Cross The Road?

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. This morning, headed for Hatchet Pond, we drove out to the forest early enough to see the children trailing to Lymington’s schools. The pond itself was now rivalled by waterlogged terrain that had been settled by a group ofContinue reading “Why Did The Pony Cross The Road?”

Back On Track

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. James Peacock of Peacock Computer Systems collected the iMac today and took it off for surgery. In the process he helped me out with the WordPress problem, and I was able to insert into the ‘No Resolution’ post the sunsets at Lymington. This afternoon we went for aContinue reading “Back On Track”

Lymington Quay

On a wet, mild, morning, I inserted the penultimate section into the garden album, and printed the final batch of photographs. This afternoon Jackie drove us to Lymington quay and back. She left me to find Dials Antique Clocks, recommended yesterday by Highcliff Watchmakers, while she went in search of Peacocks and baby clothes. WeContinue reading “Lymington Quay”

Water

I have mentioned Becky’s lesson on tagging. The way I am implementing this is to tag a few posts a day. This morning it was the turn of ‘A Rant’ from Aust 13th 2012. Whilst I was in the process of drawing my readers’ attention to my displeasure with O2 and Azzurri, I received a phone call fromContinue reading “Water”

Clipped Wings

Continuing with the card-making process, I began by trying to understand why, when printing through iPhoto on the computer, pictures were being cropped in a frustratingly restrictive way.  In many instances this did not matter much, but when it came to a butterfly having its wings clipped this was intolerable.  So I got up thisContinue reading “Clipped Wings”

A Swan In The System

This morning I took a train up to Waterloo to visit Norman then Carol.  Because Jackie’s car was being repaired I needed a cab to Southampton Parkway.  Lindsey from Point to Point arrived bang on time.  He explained he was taking the safe route through London Minstead because crossing the A31 was too dangerous.  IContinue reading “A Swan In The System”