The Reality

SINGLE IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK THAT CAN BE REPEATED. CLICKING ON ANY OF THOSE IN A GROUP ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT This afternoon Jackie drove me out to Calshot and back. Waiting in the queueContinue reading “The Reality”

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”

Not A Dog’s Dinner

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED After a boring morning’s admin, I helped The Head Gardener plant tulip and allium bulbs and flowering chrysanthemums. We then enjoyed a salad lunch and drove to Lymington harbour, where the rippling water reflected the boats and the blue sky with its attendant clouds that had beenContinue reading “Not A Dog’s Dinner”

The Action Came To Me

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT AS REQUIRED. Jackie and I left Hurst Castle yesterday as we entered, crossing the bridge over the moat. What was once a deep defensive dug-out water-filled trench, now just collects a little precipitation when it rains. We joined the crowds waiting for the ferry. The small fleet of pleasureContinue reading “The Action Came To Me”

Every Night Something Atrocious

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning we set off to spend the best part of the day on a trip to Hurst Castle. We began with a drive to Keyhaven to park the car and take a ferry to the castle, perched as it is on a spit in the middleContinue reading “Every Night Something Atrocious”

The Birds And The Bees

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE WHEN SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. I spent some time in the garden today observing avian activity. Although some wood pigeons waited hopefully in the beech and in the weeping birch, where¬†one pair thought aboutContinue reading “The Birds And The Bees”

A Windy Day

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE WHEN SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. This morning I sat in the dentist’s waiting room whilst Jackie kept an appointment. During this time I finished reading Bruce Goodman’s ‘Bits of a Boy’. Given the amazingContinue reading “A Windy Day”

Now You See It, Now You Don’t

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Today was warmer and just one uniform shade of grey. This morning we travelled by car to New Milton where I visited the dry cleaners, the post office, and the bank. I collected cleaning, mailed a parcel and someContinue reading “Now You See It, Now You Don’t”

Lymington Yacht Haven

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT MAY BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. When I walked around the Keyhaven – Lymington Nature Reserve recently I finished up at the boat yard I now know is the Lymington Yacht Haven. Today I chose to begin at the Haven and wander around it. JackieContinue reading “Lymington Yacht Haven”

In A Different Light

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS GIVE ACCESS TO GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. The car was repaired this morning and passed its M.O.T. test whilst it was at it. We therefore celebrated with a drive to Keyhaven and back. The outward trip was via Barnes Lane and Milford on Sea.Continue reading “In A Different Light”