Was It Something In The Water?

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

Stream

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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Trees,

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buildings,

Reflections in stream

and fences rippled in the water.

Rose hips

Wild rose hips wound over the wooden bridge rails.

Chaffinch

A chaffinch took advantage of shrubbery camouflage,

Stream

spanning the stream.

Pigeon

This didn’t conceal a wood pigeon.

Feather on water

Perhaps this bird had lost a feather.

Jackdaws

Jumping jackdaws scratched around on the bank.

Pigeon

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

Jackdaws

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.

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59 comments

  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! :'(

  3. No one can paint a photograph the way you do, Derrick. If there’s something in the water, it’s a good thing then that you and Jackie drank spirits. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. 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! ?

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