Was It Something In The Water?



This morning was spent Christmas shopping in New Milton and in Brockenhurst


Jackie parked the car in Butts Lane, Brockenhurs and I walked alongside the stream beside it.

Water level guage

At the far end a ford leads to Park Close. The water level gauge shows

Water level gauge and reflections

it is quite shallow at this point.

Ripples on stream

Vehicles are able to cross easily, and send ripples along the waterway.

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Reflections in streamReflections in streamReflections in stream


Reflections in stream

and fences rippled in the water.

Rose hips

Wild rose hips wound over the wooden bridge rails.


A chaffinch took advantage of shrubbery camouflage,


spanning the stream.


This didn’t conceal a wood pigeon.

Feather on water

Perhaps this bird had lost a feather.


Jumping jackdaws scratched around on the bank.


Although I saw no birds in the stream, the pigeon had a bath in,


and the jackdaws drank from, a pool beside a house. Was it something in the water?

This evening we dined on barbecued pork spare ribs, prawn toasts, and Jackie’s exceedingly savoury rice. She drank more of the sauvignon blanc and I drank Mendoza Parra Alta malbec 2016.




Published by derrickjknight

I am a septuagenarian 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

59 thoughts on “Was It Something In The Water?

  1. This might be my favourite set of your photographs ever, Derrick …. all the watery reflections are beautiful and the birds …. I wish I could speak bird!

  2. I think it was something in the Mendoza Parra Alta malbec 2016. to be quite honest.

    I’d like to know how Jackie does her various rice dishes. For reasons unknown, my rice dishes aways seem to be of the hit or miss variety! πŸ˜₯

  3. I enjoyed this beautiful set of pictures of reflection in the shallow stream, especially the window and the fence ones. I like trees but they are more common, although not through your photos. The meal sounds scrumptious and my compliments to the Master (Mistress) Chef! πŸ˜ƒ

      1. Yes, however late to the party I am, I was wondering where John Knifton is, when you need him!

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