Greys And Greens

We had booked to see Mum in the garden today, but it was too cold (11C), so we reverted to the Screen room. My mother was on good form, and able to hear me rather better.

After lunch Jackie drove us to New Milton where she deposited some clothes in Whites dry cleaners and, after a very positive eye test, I ordered some new specs.

The weather was wild, wet and windy when we drove on to Milford on Sea where,

buffeted by blustery winds and unable to see what I was pointing at, I photographed swathes of sweeping storm-tossed waves; billowing salt-spray; resilient rocks; sturdy breakwaters; and Hurst lighthouse. Checking my results really was rather a lucky dip.

Just one grey pony stood out among the varied layered greens of the mushroomed leaves now clothing the distant trees seen as we looked down over Wootton.

After a visit to Ferndene Farm Shop we retuned home.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s well-filled beef pie; boiled potatoes; crunchy carrots and cauliflower; tender runner beans; and spicy ratatouille, with which the Culinary Queen drank Hoegaarden and I finished the Malbec.

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.

74 thoughts on “Greys And Greens

  1. I’m glad you you were able to see your mom, and that she could hear you. Your day certainly looks “wild, wet and windy.” A day filled with alliteration, as you retuned home. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Your ‘Lucky Dip’ came up trumps, Derrick!
    Though I don’t think the English Tourist Board would want your stunning foamy grey sea shots to be associated with a top tourist destination in May!
    Wonderfully atmospheric though – as is the beautiful, ghostly pony; surrounded by greys, greens, and gorse.

  3. Those are gnarly waves — we’ve also had “big waves” on our coast recently, but somehow they never look quite as stormy as these do! I love the layered greens — almost a study in green — and the one pony adds a little life to the scene!

      1. Scary. The worst days are around 80 mph winds. But thunderstorms can produce 100 mph plus winds sometimes. They do a lot of damage.

  4. Derrick, those ocean shots are incredible. I could feel the power of the sea in them.

    Congratulations or your eye test, and so glad you had a good visit with Mum despite the change of venue.

  5. What a delightful supper!

    Oh, those coastal photographs are magnificent.

    After reading the title I looked at the featured image where I immediately saw greys and greens. I read on and realised you were referring to the images that followed. Nonetheless the title fits Featured Image very well.!

  6. It’s sad to visit our parents under such tight restraints in these Covid days.

    At least I could visit with my Dad for ten days inside but sadly that was to move him to another more appropriate wing for palliative care. He’ll be 95 in just over 3 weeks but sadly he might not make it. Worse still he probably won’t even know it’s his birthday or remember it if he sees the day.

    I love taking photos of the ocean even in wild weather. It’s the wind chill factor I don’t like. ๐Ÿ™‚ Your photos are incredible. I can almost feel the spray on my face. From coast to land, your photos took be there as always. Did Jacky get her owl?

    1. Thanks very much, Chrissy. I’m sorry to read about your Dad. I hope it is a smooth passing. Jackie did get her owl. Next time it pops up in picture, I’ll mention it.

  7. What windy, wet weather we are having! Those shots of the sea are wonderful – I am glad you didn’t get swept away! It is good to know that your Mum was well and was able to hear you a little better today.

  8. I’m glad your visit with your mother went well, despite the need for an indoors visit. There are times when your photos of the sea bring to mind the Beaufort scale. Reading these, I’d say you clearly were in Force 7 conditions: “Sea heaps up and white foam from breaking waves begins to be blown in streaks along the direction of the wind; spindrift begins to be seen.” The chart calls that a moderate gale, and you surely had at least that!

  9. Wowza! Beautiful photos! Those waves look wild and fierce! I wonder how strong the winds were. ??
    OOH! I saw a lighthouse in your photo!
    We had 25 mph winds today which is strong for our area.
    I’m so so SO glad you got to see your Mum! That makes me so happy! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love the photos capturing the layers of trees!
    (((HUGS))) ๐Ÿ™‚
    PS…will there be new owl to photograph soon?

      1. Ha! Okay. Thanks! I looked in each pic for an owl and didn’t see any! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ha! Just teasin’ you! ๐Ÿ˜€ Since all your pics were from away from home I didn’t expect to find the new owl. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. It would have been nice to sit out in the garden but you were prudent, given the weather. Your grey seas match our skies this week. We’ve had queues of people waiting in the rain (and even hail at times) for their vaccinations as we are one of the surge towns.

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