Lin Brook In Spate

On a day of sunshine and showers we each took our cameras into the garden during brief sunny spells.

Madame Alfred Carriere seems to think it is spring, despite sharing the Rose Garden entrance with hips from Summer Wine. Everlasting sweet peas are equally confused. These wear raindrop pearls

which glisten over the Gazebo Path and bejewel leaves of iris and New Zealand flax; seeds of agapanthus; fuchsia Garden News; and pansies topping the iron urn.

Another fuchsia which continues to thrive is Hawkshead; skeletal honesty plants display their seeds; Penny Lane still soars over the Gothic arch; Puerto Rico dahlia proliferates; and Amistad salvia continues to delight.

The mauve dahlia alongside the Dead End Path is even more prolific but has collapsed beneath the storm although it should recover.

This lime green Japanese maple does not usually produce such a range of autumn hues.

Jackie’s contribution to the garden photographs was her cobaea scandens hanging beside the greenhouse.

This afternoon we set off for the north of the forest and remained beside the

swollen Lin Brook which had burst its banks across the ford at the bottom of Hightown Lane and its junction with Gorley Road.

Vehicles had no option but to traverse the flood. From the road I photographed both a white van and a blue car in the process, while Jackie pictured the car from the window of hers.

The Assistant Photographer added her perspective on the water lapping the road; a splendid oak; a woman striding along the field in which I had photographed the horses; and a bonfire in a garden on the dry side of the road.

We passed landscapes with varying overhead skies, then Jackie

parked the Modus on the verge of Hightown Lane while I wandered over banks

of golden brown bracken, mossy roots and colourful autumn leaves streaked by the late afternoon sun.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s potent pork paprika; creamy mashed potatoes; and carrots and green beans al dente, followed by her splendidly aromatic apple pie and cream, with which she drank Hoegaarden and I drank Mendoza Malbec 2019.

Published by derrickjknight

I am a septuagenarian 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

68 thoughts on “Lin Brook In Spate

  1. The carpet of autumn leaves on the forest floor reminded me of Nature’s regenerative power. Letting go of what was once vibrant and life-giving is not to be feared. It’s all part of renewal and reinvigoration. Beautiful photos, as always.

  2. Oh, I bet the air smelled beautiful! I love the smells after a rain. πŸ™‚
    Oh, the way the raindrop pearls adorn the flowers and the leaves is so beautiful! πŸ™‚
    Also, OH! on the flow-y ripple-y water shots and OH! on the carpets of leaves…so lovely! πŸ™‚
    YAY for dining on PPP…it’s sounds delicious…I love paprika! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  3. I am not surprised that your flora continues to flourish, what species would not want to prolong its life in the peaceful beauty of your garden?

    1. Not taken from the freezer! although baked the previous day with another and there is one in the freezer now that will no doubt feature at some point!

      1. We had cherry trees in our backyard when I was little and we’d spend days picking and pitting them and then my mother would make enough pies to last the winter. We had a huge freezer in the basement full of beef (my dad was a cattle rancher) and cherry pies! They were so delicious.

  4. I enjoyed the rushing water and flowers, and of course I love the mossy roots and autumn leaves. The interesting roots on the base of one tree – the fourth photo in that batch.

  5. Those are really interesting photographs of flowers and leaves in rain. Outside to the north of jungle, it has been a abundantly fruitful trip. Some of those images are classics already. My favourite is the Modus parked in a lane arched high by canopies of trees β€”I loved the scale and framing of the shot.

  6. I am enjoying the warmth and beauty of your gardens, Derrick and Jackie. Looks like you have had quite a bit of rain, and thank you so much for all the beautiful forest scenes.

    It is cold and clear here tonight and I think we’ll see upper 20s by morning.

  7. Fords are great to watch and it’s even better when the occasional car gets water logged and has to stop.

    How we laughed! It’s a feeling called “Schadenforde” I believe.

  8. Tell Madame la chef I highly approve of the menu.

    How large are the blossoms of the cobaea scandens? They look quite substantial in the photos.

    Cheers and hugs from a cool part of Australia. Maybe our summer won’t be so gruesome this year. ❀

  9. your and Jackie’s raindrop photos look magical. your garden continue to provide beauty and inspiration. thank you!
    today’s photos – water, trees and landscapes, all delightful autumnal scenes! πŸ™‚

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