Natural Monochrome

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Anyone having followed the broadband connection saga will no doubt share my delight in the fact that this morning I uploaded the ten following pictures in five minutes. Until James Peacock flew in to the rescue any one image would take far longer than that.

The Needles foghorn reverberated around Downton this morning, as sea mist combined with low sun to produce beautiful monochrome garden scenes. Silent pigeons in the trees were unfazed by this.

Misty trees

The final picture is of Christchurch Road, showing the murky driving conditions.

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Incidentally, peacocks can fly, albeit no great distance.

Throughout the day, Jackie worked on the Christmas decorations. She finished the tree, but this is only the start of the festooning. In the last of these photographs I chose to focus on the reflected image of our wedding photograph from 1968 lit by Giles’s stained glass lamp.

This evening we dined on Carbonara pasta topped with bacon and served with broccoli and cauliflower florets. Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank Collin-Bourriset Fleurie 2015.

63 comments

  1. Oh, Derrick! Those monochromes are stunning! And more Maya-blue lights, I see. Two thumbs up from Maine πŸ˜‰

  2. I have never seen a peacock fly – if you can call that flying πŸ™‚ Poor thing looked like it was a lot of hard work with that magnificent tail acting as drag! It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas in the house πŸ™‚

  3. Lovely Xmas decorations. The monochromes of winter are stunning. Really amazing atmosphere you captured here. Murky or not, it looks beautiful!

  4. Enjoyed the photos and loved the peacock. As usual, I’m hungry after your dinner description. What would you recommend to enjoy with a snowstorm? Yes, our weather is a bit challenging recently.

  5. I’m glad James’ magic worked. The photos are beautiful. I really like the black and white photos–I can’t decide which is my favorite– and the last one with the reflected wedding photo.

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