Tag: bracken

  • Dinner Deferred

    After a visit to the pharmacy in Milford on Sea, Jackie and I took a forest drive. As we entered the narrow Shotts Lane at a point at which it has no passing space we approached a cyclist speaking with two pedestrians standing across the centre strip which doubles as a grass and weed bed […]

  • Two Out Of Three

    This afternoon Jackie drove me into the forest. Ponies on the verge of Wootton Road were plagued by flies on this hot and humid day following 48 overcast hours of intermittent rain which encouraged some greening of the grass on the common, where blackberries were looking plumper, as ponies gathered round the trough, the history […]

  • Still Confined To The Passenger Seat

    As we sat in a queue at the Brockenhurst level crossing this morning I photographed the dry grasses alongside. We were on our way to Streets, the shop which has everything. Jackie took this location photograph, whilst I focussed on the windows when we parked outside it. My more able bodied Chauffeuse also photographed the […]

  • One For Jessie

    Knowing that hosepipe bans were to be imposed on Hampshire and the Isle of White today, we were relieved to learn that bans were determined by the water companies. Our supplier is Bournemouth Water, which has not yet ordered a ban. I celebrated with a gallery of garden views. Flo and Dillon continued clearing, planting, […]

  • Late Afternoon In Ran’s Wood

    Many hours of my life have been spent tramping the streets of London. These consequently appear on many of my blog posts, although one series has been particularly dedicated to them From 2004 to 2008 inclusive I made hundreds of photographs with the constraint that the road name must be included in the picture. They […]

  • Struggling With The Media

    This afternoon we drove to Screwfix in Lymington’s Ampress Industrial Estate to collect our new macerator, then explored the possibility of viewing the coast near the town. Quay Hill was crowded with visitors; there seemed no chance of finding a spot in the carpark which was in any case swarming with people. We then drove […]

  • Hotter Than Expected

    This morning I worked on the next “A Knight’s Tale” post. On this unseasonably balmy afternoon Jackie drove us up to the north of the forest, where donkeys on the road outside Faraway Cottage caused a certain amount of traffic chaos. My chauffeuse parked at Godshill Pit while I wandered among dappled woodland with variously […]

  • Woodland Ecology

    After lunch today I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2021/09/23/a-knights-tale-38-girls/ The day remained largely overcast, but reasonably warm, so, after a trip to Ferndene Farm Shop we took a drive among the forest lanes. I am not sure what these tractors were doing alongside Preston Lane, but they were sending up clouds of dust. We can never normally stop […]

  • Stamping Ground

    We began the day by shopping at Ferndene Farm Shop for three more bags of compost, vegetables, and begonias. This was quite a quick operation, after which we drove into the forest. At the top of Holmsley Passage another wrecked vehicle blocked the side-lane to a house. This was upside down and looked as if […]

  • Behind The Scenes

    I began another gloomy-looking day by printing a batch of photographs for my sister, Jacqueline, including this one of her son, my nephew James and his son Shay at Michael and Heidi’s wedding on 5th October 1991. Our blogging friend Carolyn began a comment on “Her Autumn Garden” with a poem which I printed for […]

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