‘My Way’s Cloudy’

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

this scene.

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 ย  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.




  1. just wish you put the song first so I could have enjoyed it during the post – but I am still enjoying it – the photos and song – thumbs up

  2. Oh! These photos are so artistic! Photo #14 from the top…I could stare at that for a long time! So beautiful! It’s like the tree “arms” are supporting the fluffy-cottony clouds!
    Great to see the birds and sheep carrying-on even on a cloudy day. ๐Ÿ™‚
    And the music was wonderful! A foot-tappin’, hand-clappin’ song for sure!
    Love that Nugget gave us his backside today as he tried to hide behind that little leaf! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Good job, Nugget!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ (The bark on that tree is so pretty and definitely camo-y!
    HUGS!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. All that water when we have none! The reflections are beautiful and you have captured a lovely mood in all of your photographs.

  4. I’m glad you chose the foot bridge, for a moment there I thought you were going to wade through the water! Could not spot Nugget today, but might try again later.

  5. I thought I’d found Nugget straight away, but I’d confused the clay-colored pot in the upper left for him. A little more searching, and I finally found him.

    I’d not heard of Black Nativity — very interesting, especially since I was familiar with Langston Hughes at the time of its introduction, and knew most of the songs. You’ve reminded me of another West End show I saw in 1974 — Ipi Tombi. There’s a full recording of the London show here. Two highlights (“Shosholoza” and “The Digger”) begin at 52:25.

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