Disaster Averted

More light rain overnight ceased early this morning. The day remained overcast and dry. This afternoon my Chauffeuse drove me into the forest where I wandered around Hatchet Moor for a while. From the car park I walked down to one of the arms of the lake and photographed two ponies and a foal onContinue reading “Disaster Averted”

On Eyeworth Pond

Much of this very hot day was taken up with dead heading and watering. Soon after 4 p.m. Jackie drove us to Eyeworth Pond and back. At this time, ponies and cattle, although they did emerge later, made use of what shade they could find. These were spotted en route to Fritham, where other cattleContinue reading “On Eyeworth Pond”

Approaching Leicester

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN GROUPS TO ACCESS GALLERIES, WHERE INDIVIDUAL IMAGES CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY CLICKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT Here are further images of the journey through England’s midland waterways taken by me walking alongside Sam and James in Pacific Pete in July 2003. This stone stork beside the Cherwell sectionContinue reading “Approaching Leicester”

Donkeys and Ice Cream

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED When we arrived home from Elizabeth’s late yesterday afternoon, the house was very smoky, and the garden full of ash, all emanating from a bonfire in the North Breeze garden, which had been almost razed to the ground. The jungle is no more. Much rain in theContinue reading “Donkeys and Ice Cream”

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”

From Germicide To Insecticide

I was able to chuck my sling this morning and have a shower. As it is imperative to keep the dressing dry, this required the ingenuity and expertise of my resident former professional carer of elderly people. Yes, my head gardener, chauffeuse, and cordon bleu cook, also has that string to her bow. Women are,Continue reading “From Germicide To Insecticide”

The Green Man

Today’s weather pattern was similar to yesterday’s. I therefore delved into the archives again and came up with another black and white picture of Sam looking remarkably like his daughter Orlaith, among a collection of shots of still naked trees that must have been taken early in 1982 somewhere in Surrey. I love the contortedContinue reading “The Green Man”