A Losing Battle

Cloudscape with Jesus Beams over Isle of Wight


This morning we drove to Milford on Sea to search out a door handle in the architectural salvage outlet there. The establishment was closed, so we consoled ourselves with


brunch at The Needle’s Eye Cafe. I enjoyed the Maxed up Breakfast while Jackie chose her customary jacket potato with cheese and beans.

Speedboat passing Isle of Wight

Whilst a speedboat laid a trail across The Solent;

Gulls over car park

gulls squealed into the car park;

Sea fishing

and intrepid sea fishers set up their rods;

the sun fought a losing battle with the indigo clouds over the Isle of Wight. Jesus beams provided the brush strokes to the cloudscapes and a slash of light on the water.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s tender beef stew, sauteed potatoes, and crisp carrots, cauliflower, and green beans. I finished the Fleurie and Jackie drank Hoegaarden.

Published by derrickjknight

I am an octogenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs. In these later years much rambling is done in a car.

42 thoughts on “A Losing Battle

  1. It’s wonderful that day after day you are exploring your surroundings. But I keep thinking of your beautiful garden. I saw the frost-bitten photos the other day. Does everything just go into hibernation – or do you simply leave it and deal with winter carnage in Spring?

    1. Normally we have done a lot of clearance by now, but so much has continued to grow that we haven’t this year. Even now, it has been warmer since the frost, and buds are sprouting again. So I guess it’s watch this space. Many thanks, Gwen

  2. I’ve never heard that expression, Jesus beams, before, even a grumpy old atheist like me, thinks it’s a delight.
    As for ogling your big/maxi/ disgusting breakfast/lunch I’m thinking that either you’re a sadist or I’m a masochist.
    They are what I once enjoyed, now I have difficulty getting past one sausage and one egg plus half a slice of toast; Yet I look on! 😦

  3. You have had a couple of really clear shots of “The Needles” this week. What a great location to enjoy your maxed out brekkie. Scrumptious food and scrumptious view.

  4. Heavenly skies. And I tucked into a proper English Breakfast in Wallingford today with my number 3 daughter and sister-in-law. There is nothing on earth quite like it!

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