Murky Moorland

Becky and Ian returned home to Southbourne early this afternoon.

Later on this, another dreary, dismal, day Jackie and I took a brief forest drive just before the light finally failed a little after my camera battery had done so.

While recharging I posted

With sunset – not that we would see it – three quarters of an hour away the moorland was decidedly murky

The blaze on one chestnut pony’s face made it somewhat more visible than others.

Naked branches linked against the skies across Burley Road, and a golfer must have known my battery was about to die.

This evening we dined on succulent roast lamb; fried and boiled potatoes; crunchy carrots and cauliflower; and meaty gravy with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2020.


  1. Thanks for the chestnut photo. It really did come out well, despite your battery. You might even say, it made it more unique!
    Roast Lamb?!! I haven’t had that in years – okay – NOW I’m hungry!!

      1. I’m sorry. I did not realize that the first version went through because I thought I had closed it before sending it. After I sent the second version, I realized that both had been sent in duplicate. Wish I had a way to delete them but I can only do that on my site. Didn’t mean to spam you.

  2. The muck and murk of a short January day lightens neither the spirits or the countryside. The white blaze of a chestnut horse does though. ???

  3. The muck and murk of a short January day lightens neither the spirits or the countryside. The white blaze of a chestnut horse does though. ???

  4. Your photos reflect Nature’s mood so well! And I find your photos beautiful and artistic! The pony’s face and hair shine forth! πŸ™‚
    The cold murky days help us to greater appreciate the warm sunny days! πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

  5. Nature here is following a dazzling kind of day. Nights are an adventure trying to stay asleep…hot and humid! Weather gurus keep proposing “rain and coolness in 2 days time” but now I see it’s back to “significantly hot” and maybe there will be a drop of coolness Friday!

  6. Perhaps someone forgot to recharge the sun’s battery! It’s one possible explanation for your gloomy day, even if not very probable. I very much like the photo of the golfer. I don’t play myself and pay very little attention to the game, but I always enjoy seeing someone competing against themselves, or honing skills. It’s a good shot.

  7. Your photo, ‘Naked branches linked against the sky’ was a day too late for me Derrick, but I have still saved the photo into my “Derrick File”

  8. Like Linda, I liked the golf shot as well, but I was taken by the bag cart. It’s the sort of thing a golfer needs on most courses now and is easier than trotting 18 holes with the thing slung on the shoulder. It’s a nice silhouette and was probably a good day for golf–with fewer people on the course.

  9. The monochrome images are in synch with falling light and batteries. The golfer has been caught in a contemplative posture, and is the subject of an excellent storytelling image.

  10. I enjoyed these black and white photos. The first one of the pony is quite striking with her flaxen mane and blaze down her head providing some real contrast.

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