Proper Rain

The heavy rain that fell this morning was more welcome to us than to the influx of holidaymakers. Thinking that now was our chance to find Ferndene Farm Shop without a queue we set off in hope. A four-way traffic control gave me ample time to photograph the lights through a wet windscreen. After theContinue reading “Proper Rain”

Umbrellas And Multi-Ocular Devices

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Early on this grey, overcast, morning, Jackie drove us to Lymington and back to buy a birthday present. Upon leaving the house I decided I had not published enough photographs of the front garden. I therefore focussed on these lilies flanking bronze fennel flowers; fuchsia Sir MattContinue reading “Umbrellas And Multi-Ocular Devices”

Carols On The Green

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. CLUSTERS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Tomorrow fibre optic broadband is due to be installed. During recent weeks I have not bored either my readers or myself with details of the continuing struggles I have been engaged on in uploading my photographs to WordPress, save to mentionContinue reading “Carols On The Green”

Where Are They Now?

Heavy rain descended from the leaden overhead canopy on my walk this morning. When I attempted to photograph the globules of water clinging to the fruits of the hedgerow on Downton Lane, and found I had left the battery on charge, especially as I was having to dodge the spray thrown up by vehicles speeding through theContinue reading “Where Are They Now?”

Issigeac

Yesterday afternoon I began reading another of Margery’s books, ‘An Incident of the Fingerpost’, by Iain Pears.  This historical novel is going to be difficult to put down.  But I had to, because Mike collected me for a meal at my friends’ home in Eymet.  We dined on avocado; a spare ribs casserole; and iceContinue reading “Issigeac”

Mumbai

As I sat down in the London train to which Jackie had delivered me this morning I was greeted by a beaming smile, reminiscent of Tenniel’s Cheshire Cat, from the gentleman diagonally opposite. I knew immediately what I was in for.  It only took a few seconds for me to learn that he was travellingContinue reading “Mumbai”

Trilby

Heavy rain was forecast again for today.  As a weak sun was putting in an occasional appearance I set off early for lunch with Norman, hoping to get my walk to Colliers Wood in before the deluge.  I was lucky.  The footpaths through Morden Hall Park and the Wandle Trail, except for dogs, once moreContinue reading “Trilby”

Walking In The Rain

Well, I thought this would be an original title for the summer of 2012.  Yesterday’s sunshine  proved to be an aberration.  This morning we were back to normal, pouring rain.  As I needed to go into Morden to present yesterday’s wine stained raiment to the dry cleaners and to pay in some cheques I continued onContinue reading “Walking In The Rain”