Gulls And Buoys

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ENLARGED GALLERY The steady rain we have been experiencing for a few days made way for sunshine by mid-morning, so Jackie drove us to Keyhaven and back. Many of the roads, like this one leading to the harbour carpark, were waterlogged. I tested my Driver’s patienceContinue reading “Gulls And Buoys”

“Look, He’s Posing”

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE OR ACCESS GALLERIES This morning Jackie drove us to Lymington for me to take photographs that might be suitable for the walls of Lal Quilla restaurant. Raj had asked me for some a couple of days ago. I began with a few featuring the building itself. The surrounding area includesContinue reading ““Look, He’s Posing””

On The Beach

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENHANCE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Darting pin points of fleeting snow given added impetus by biting winds crossing Christchurch Bay failed to deter family out to enjoy fun on the sand, despite this morning’s gloom necessitating the use of car headlights. For the firstContinue reading “On The Beach”

A Nature Lesson

CLICK ON IMAGES FOR ENLARGEMENT. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. On another overcast morning Jackie and I tidied up the garden with secateurs and broom while Aaron and Sean completed the building of the log shelter. Later, Jackie did some more planting and pruning as I carted clippings and branches to the compost and dump bags. This afternoon I returnedContinue reading “A Nature Lesson”

It Has To Be Seen To Be Believed

Here are some of the fruits of Jackie’s recent and past creative labours in the garden: Helen and Bill gave us this box for Christmas. It has now been filled with plants and placed  on the wall surrounding the recently converted compost heap, providing a signal to visitors that they have come up the correct back drive.Continue reading “It Has To Be Seen To Be Believed”

A Swing, A Wall, And A Seat

Today, the virus is loosening its hold a little. Jackie’s sister Shelly, glowing fresh from Florida, brought a bit of sunshine to us this morning. This afternoon I scanned another batch of colour slides, this time from July 1972. I don’t remember where I obtained the swing I set up in the garden of our homeContinue reading “A Swing, A Wall, And A Seat”


At 10 a.m. this morning we began work on clearing Bev and John’s wall that abuts our back drive. Knowing that I would not have the energy to tackle it after all the other shrubs and trees that threatened our neighbours’ foundations, I began with the fairly mature beech tree which was the worst offender.Continue reading “Walls”