Gravel Pit Cottage

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We began this cold, bright, day with two trips to the recycling centre to dispose of bags of garden refuse. Afterwards we drove around the east of the forest and back.

The waterlogged green at Pilley reflected the houses beside it.

Trees,

horses,

Β  and buildings were similarly mirrored in the more permanent lake. Some of the animals drank the clear water, others dozed on the bank. Note the thatched homes.

The workman seen to the left of the nearest cottage was ignored by the ponies as he walked backwards and forwards from front to back of the house. Apart from the presently muddy bank and sodden bench, this was a convenient site for a bus stop. The house is named Gravel Pit Cottage, thus giving an indication of the origin of the lake. I’ve only ever seen animals drinking from the edge, suggesting that it is probably quite deep in the middle.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s special cottage pie; perfectly prepared broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and cabbage; and very tasty gravy. I finished the Chateauneuf du Pape.

 

51 thoughts on “Gravel Pit Cottage

  1. Lovely reflections, Derrick. Today we went to the recycling centre with garden waste as well. It was a gorgeous, cold and sunny day. Until we reached Felbrigg Estate where we went for a walk. I had my camera with me, but it started to rain and it has done ever since. Have a lovely evening!

    • Same as shepherd’s pie, only with minced beef, not lamb, topped with mashed potato. Jackie adds cheese to the topping – I add leeks. This was always what you made on Monday with the left over Sunday joint. Thanks a lot Jill.

  2. Those are riveting photographs of reflections, well framed and well balanced frames of watery magic. I wonder what it would be like living in the Gravel Pit Cottage near the deep pond?

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