A Variety Of Caravans


Such sunshine as we enjoyed today graced the morning.

Just enough seeped through un-carded woollen clouds when we drove into the forest to offer fleeting foliar glints of gold flickering over Silver Street.

A pair of chatting cyclists gave scale to the limited width of the winding Lower Mead End Road

beside which a quilted curtain of deciduous trees yet to welcome Autumn formed a terraced backdrop to be-rugged horses being led in the direction of

an area housing a variety of caravans and a corrugated iron shed.

This evening we dined on a finger food fusion consisting of two types of chicken tandoori, vegetable samosas, parathas, and prawn toasts. This was followed by apple pie and ice cream. Elizabeth and I drank Domaine du Grand Selve 2016. Jackie abstained.

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.

43 thoughts on “A Variety Of Caravans

  1. I hope that winding Lower Mead End Road is a one way road? I suppose if it is not, one would be backing up for a distance if another car showed up in the opposite direction.

    The leaves just captured the sunlight, wow, those photos are just glowing

    1. Many thanks, Pleasant. Many of our lanes are like that – backing up is regular – but if you came round that bend towards those cyclists there would be a problem. The speed limits are 40 m.p.h, which would be suicidal.

  2. Caravan is a loaded word in the U.S. these days. Pleasant Street is right about the glowing leaves–beautiful!
    You were having fun with alliteration. πŸ™‚ I also liked the “un-carded woollen clouds.”
    Fun fusion finger food is always fine with me–especially followed by apple pie.

  3. “Just enough seeped through un-carded woollen clouds when we drove into the forest to offer fleeting foliar glints of gold flickering over Silver Street.” – Wow – What a sentence. You started strong and strengthened as you went. Bravo.

    I’d be happy if every meal was a “finger food fusion.”

      1. Thank you, so much, for the link, Derrick. I am the same way – when I read someone wonderful I tend to pick up a bit of their style. I DID miss that post, and a bunch of others. We are in full tutoring season here and I am in great demand right now. : ) I hope you enjoyed having my football team in your country today. Yay Eagles!

  4. Looking like fall in your neck of the woods. Still pretty warm here (with now change in the color of leaves on the trees) although I’m cooped up inside for the last few days and will continue to do so until my illness goes away (hopefully !) Have a great rest of your weekend.

  5. A melodious post with a characteristically alliterative lilt and inherently rhythmic roll of words. Together with priceless photographs, the feast of imagery I am offered is overwhelming. Thank you for writing and wielding the camera.

  6. What a picture perfect day! And so autumn-y! You’ve captured it beautifully, in your photos and in your lyrical words, Derrick! πŸ™‚ (Oh…finger food fushion gave me a giggle! πŸ˜€ )

    Tonight we cooked with a Mexico flair…enchiladas filled with spinach, kale, onion, and peppers, covered in jack-cheese and green enchilada sauce…oh, and with a side of black beans with pico de gallo.

    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  7. Before I saw Pauline’s comment, I was going to say the same thing, in that, the landscape is very much like here. I have been thinking about what culture I am going to choose to experience for my at home Christmas dinner. Looking at recipes I was surprised to see the ingredients in Bubble and Squeak (not for Christmas). I thought it was fish and cheese and had a good laugh. I thought of you and Jackie and stopped to see what you are up to.

  8. Those are beautiful autumn photos from your area, Derrick and Jackie! The golden leaves seem to shine with their own inner light,

    Catch up was impossible this month, so I have dived back in once again. I’ve been helping a neighbor with a trenching project. I hope October has been kind to you both. I can’t wait for winter when I hope life slows down, a little.

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