Ever-Changing Skies

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Our friend Geoff Le Pard had asked, in his comment on yesterday’s post, whether the field at Longslade Bottom had flooded as it had in his youth.

South Sway Lane

Jackie therefore, via South Sway Lane, drove us out to investigate.

The area, well mowed by resident ponies, simply hosted a few paltry Β pools. It was frequented by dog walkers, rooks, and the occasional gull.

Trees and figures were silhouetted against the sky.

Gravelled slopes led up, either side of the old railway bridge, to the line that is now a footpath.

Footpath

Another path led under the bridge.

Autumn leaves

Autumn leaves still clung to the shrubbery.

On our way home the skies various shades of bright blue and indigo were constantly changing; the virtual black and white over Horseshoe Bottom giving way to a rainbow crossing telephone wires above Brockenhurst,

Skyscape over Hatchet Pond

and golden tinges over Hatchet Pond.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s perfect paprika pork with wild rice and green beans. The Culinary Queen drank sparkling water, and I finished the Arbois.

39 thoughts on “Ever-Changing Skies

  1. I love the first shot of the road–it reminds me of one on the way to Great Falls, which I need to get to. The rest of your photos are beautiful as well–and one of the ponies greatly resembles a bear in one of them…

  2. Beautiful photos Derrick. Is it my imagination or were areas of the New Forest named by members of the Carry On team – seem to be a lot of bottoms about. I seem to recall a post about Jackie finding another name amusing too.;-)

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