Fire And Ice

Early this afternoon we received a further oil-fired radiator from Amazon. This had kept us in until 4 p.m. when we ventured out into another cold-blue-sky day in search of a forest sunset.

We drove up Holmsley Passage turning right into Clay Hill at the top.

There the golden disc flirted with trees and clouds,

burnishing the trees above their reflections in the pool home to mallards,

past which a solitary grey pony emerged from the dingy dusk.

Along Bisterne Close the fiery sun slowly slipped into indigo clouds above icy, reflecting, recently filled concavities.

Further verges along the close contained some of the many lingering ice patterns in the woods and moorland, featuring leaves above and below them.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s wholesome chicken stewp with fresh crusty bread. She drank Hoegaarden and I finished the Shiraz.


  1. Yes, ,a magical set of sunset photographs. It’s not always fun waiting for the Amazon man / woman. I try to be patient, though, because it’s definitely not a job I could do.

  2. Yesterday I realised that your posts are no longer coming into my reader. I know others have mentioned this since your switch from WordPress hosting. I hadn’t noticed before because I receive an email each morning and read through that.

    After I tinkered with which of your sites I was following, I thought I’d broken it entirely and was not to receive further emails either! It was a bit later this morning, but in it came – phew!

    Sunset circa 4pm. LOL. But at least such events keep you close to the seasonal cycles – something not as obvious here in Oz as you know.

  3. I’m glad you managed to get out of the house today and with a bonus of the gorgeous images of sunset.
    Thank goodness for the extra radiators plus a little extra warmth from the sun itself.

  4. Beautiful sunset photos and fascinating ice patters. The first ice photo reminds me of a spider web. Glad you, two are staying warm.

  5. Since you mentioned Amazon, I looked up the oil-filled heaters there. Now, I understand what you’re talking about. I could have one myself, if I trotted down to our local Home Depot store. They’re really clever devices. Now, I can’t understand why I’ve never come across one here, since they’re sold in a variety of stores. Perhaps they’re more common in more northerly areas.

    1. Perhaps so. They are also considered the most economic because they keep the oil hot. Thanks very much, Linda

  6. So glad your boiler woes are finally over! Yes??? The photos of sunset are striking in their beauty. The white pony with the back drop of glistening water is perfect, joyful!

  7. Ooooh! That “grey pony … from the dingy dusk” captivated me! What a gorgeous animal captured magnificently by my favorite photographer!

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