Redundant Water Points

Today was the day for this year’s annual trip to Jackie’s mother’s plot at the Walkford Woodland Burial Ground taken by Jackie, her two sisters, and sometimes the three spouses. Normally, Shelly, who lives nearby, buys a wreath which the sisters place on the site of their mother’s ashes. This year Jackie volunteered to makeContinue reading “Redundant Water Points”

“The Only Fliers…..”

The sun smiled late and only fleetingly on us as we took a dull drive into the forest this morning. On an unnamed path near South Baddesley Road we discovered Two small crosses and a wreath adorn the autumnal acorn leaf carpet pattern beneath the board telling the story. Biggifying the map gives the locationContinue reading ““The Only Fliers…..””

No Further Sustenance Required

Have you ever heard of nasturtiums blooming in England six days before Christmas? Well you have now. These still cling, erect, to the trellis attached to the garage door. The purpose of Walkford Woodland Burial Ground is to provide plots for interment and for ashes which will eventually return to their natural state. Approved treesContinue reading “No Further Sustenance Required”

A Haven Of Peace After The Storm

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY This morning we wandered around the garden investigating signs of Spring regrowth. We have snowdrops, hellebores and crocuses coming into bloom. The still small daphne odorata is keeping its powder dry until the temperature is warm enough for its burgeoning buds to burstContinue reading “A Haven Of Peace After The Storm”

An Annual Event

CLICK ON GROUPED IMAGES TO ACCESS ENLARGED GALLERIES This morning I printed a batch of sample photographs from which Raj at Lal Quilla can make a selection for his wall. These have all featured on previous posts. At lunchtime Jackie drove us over to Shelly and Ron’s home in Walkford for the annual wreath-laying onContinue reading “An Annual Event”