Ever-Changing Skies

Holly trunk


Fence and compost bins

Aaron of A.P. Maintenance has recently completed the last section of fencing, and reorganised the compost bins. Today, he and his nephew Rory took away some of the resultant rubbish. This photograph is one of the few that I was able to take today in sunshine and with a dry camera.

During the rest of the day I was in and out to the garden attempting a few photographs of plants enjoying the sunshine and the showers. Perhaps only the duck and the frog were really in their element. The rain bejewelled primulas, daffodils, camellias, clematis cirrhosa, hellebores, iris, pulmonaria, and faux poppy sat for me quite nicely.

By mid-afternoon I conceded victory to the wind which enforced such rapid changes in the skies that all this last batch of pictures were produced within minutes during which rain fell continuously. Clouds rolled rapidly across the Heavens, sometimes concealing, sometimes revealing the sun

Holly trunk

throwing its glowing light on this holly trunk against a sludgy bank of cloud.

This evening we dined on minced beef pie, creamy mashed potato and swede, red cabbage, crunchy carrots, leeks, and onions. I finished the merlot.


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.

45 thoughts on “Ever-Changing Skies

  1. The change of weather here is indicative of a change of season, i.e. the exit of summer; guess you are entering Spring. After the incessant rain we too have high winds; they are blowing away the clouds and we can look forward to a few days of sunshine. I must put down my poetry book and get back to doing some real work in the orchard. 🙂

  2. I love the play of blue skies and gloomy ones which your photographs captured. The Merlot must’ve been very good as no drop is left! 🙂 I left a comment a day or two ago on your blog, but it hasn’t appeared. Perhaps it’s in your spam folder?

  3. It is bewildering the speed at which sunny and overcast can alternate in that part of the world. If you don’t unfurl the brolly fast enough, you miss the rainstorm!

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