This was a much milder day – the consequence of a wet, overcast morning. In anticipation of a possible break in the weather, we drove to Cadnam in ever-increasing rain. By the time we reached
Wittensford Lane the rain had ceased, clouds were on the move, and the sun took an occasional peek onto the landscape.
The stream flowed across the ford.
I watched Jackie sending spray either side of the Modus as she crossed the water,
and followed by way of the footbridge.
Reflections and oak leaves lay on and under the pools in the gutter
and the forded overflow.
We turned left into Kewlake Lane,
where, in order to focus on the landscape I stepped gingerly over fallen oak leaves covering lichen coated branches and barbed wire broken from a fence guarding
Another roadside pool reflected overhead
naked oak branches set against the variable sky
which gave the landscape a light that belied the time of mid-afternoon.
Occasional flocks like these gulls speckled the skies.
While still on Kewlake Lane we approached silhouettes of sheep on a darkened ridge.
Nearer home, Sway Tower was just visible.
It must have been London’s Piccadilly Theatre in which I saw the musical show Black Nativity and bought the vinyl recording in 1962. Wikipedia tells us about the exhilarating production which had come to London the year after its opening on Broadway. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Nativity
This memorable song ran through my head as I gazed up at these clouds.
Here is a “Where’s Nugget?” (51) Jackie made earlier. Biggifying the image is recommended as our resident robin attempts to hide behind an honesty seedpod.
This evening we dined on Jackie’s delicious cottage pie; crunchy carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli; and tender cabbage with tasty gravy. The Culinary Queen drank Blue Moon and I drank Patrick Chodot Fleurie 2018.