Sunset Wakes

Waterfowl wakes


Richard began this morning by fitting oak surfaces to the sink trim and the window sill. Shelves were cut to an exact fit, clamped, and glued into place.

The cupboard cornices, cut to size with the Festool chop saw, having perfect mitres, were then fitted, with cable threaded through for lighting.

Jackie and I visited Banging Breakfast CafΓ© for brunch, and arrived back in time to witness the delivery of the Cimstone Arcadia quartz worktops. Richard had been expecting these tomorrow, but they came a day early and he fitted them firmly into place.

He had made a template for these last week. The only join required was at the junction between the long worktop and the piece to hold the hobs. Richard mixed the adhesive and wedged the material in place, having mixed the adhesive seen on the palette resting over the hob space.

Hole cut for extractor fan
Core cutter
Richard drilling
Richard drilling

The most difficult task today seemed to be drilling the outlet for the new extractor fan. This involved a much larger core cutter. One hole was cut above the hob site through to the library. Another across the other side through the outside wall. Each drilling had to be centred first with a smaller drill. Richard was very careful when working in this very awkward space. The oar seen standing to the right of the drill is one of two won by Sam whilst at Wadham College, Oxford.

Late this afternoon Jackie drove us into the forest for a while. We watched the sun, reflected in icy pools, lowering over the moors at East Boldre,

Dogs with balls

where a couple of romping dogs eagerly rushed to display their balls.

Sunset arrived with us at Hatchet Pond,

Waterfowl and cloud reflected at sunset
Waterfowl and reflected skies
Waterfowl and reflected clouds at sunset
Waterfowl wakes

where wakes of waterfowl disturbed the clear reflections,

Branch in Hatchet Pond

and the Loch Ness Monster appears to have relocated.

My choice of sandwich this evening was egg and smoked ham salad.

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.

94 thoughts on “Sunset Wakes

  1. Aha! The colour reveal! I’m fascinated with this process of building a kitchen on site; and now somewhat puzzled about why the extractor fan backs on to the library, but I’m sure that will be revealed too. It was very awkward for him. Lucky he is so particular as I’m sure he took care to be exactly on line. Handy that you have all the wiring and plumbing photographically documented in case of future need. All the other photos are lovely too.

      1. When I read this I thought, gosh, does that mean there will be a vent duct running all the way through the library? Now I see how you have constructed the library (so very clever, and such a nice space) and I have seen tidy the air duct is. Such a clever use of space.

  2. Your kitchen is going to be beautiful, but it won’t be able to match the beauty of those skies and water. The water reflections are gorgeous.
    Derrick I know you were chuckling when you wrote this: “where a couple of romping dogs eagerly rushed to display their balls.” πŸ™‚

  3. So odd you mention the Loch Ness Monster. Just yesterday I was thinking that Nessie and Big Foot must not really be real because these days everyone has a camera and a video recorder on them at all times. We would have seen proof by now of their existence.

  4. I love the last photo…beautiful! Your kitchen renovation is turning out so well. A few more days probably and Jackie would enjoy creating yummy recipes gain.

  5. They are making good progress in your kitchen. Can hardly wait to see the finished product. What beautiful photos you proferred Derrick. Lovely, peacefull scenes to erase the fret and fever of the day. Thanks. πŸ™‚ ❀ xoxoxoxo

    1. Richard always produces a “Materpiece” and I’m sure Derrick and Jacky will enjoy there new kitchen for many years. That’s what makes our job a pleasure.

  6. Progress aplenty and fabulous pictures of your outing make me smile. But the star has to be β€˜Sam’s Blade’ …. I still crave getting back in a boat – maybe this year ….

  7. All coming together, by the look of it. Richard seems to know what he’s about. Loved your shots – though possibly a little too much information about the dogs; would put me off my sandwich, frankly…

  8. Richard appears to be well-worth the money he’s being paid!
    My favorite photo is the reflection in the pool [2nd one down from the top, right side].

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