I spent much of the morning recovering pictures for https://derrickjknight.com/2022/10/29/nine-years-on/
Immediately after lunch we took drive into the forest where
a weak sun photographed over Charles’s Lane
and through trees at Ogden North feebly attempted to pierce cold cloud cover.
Earlier, Martin had been stymied in his work on the patio by the frozen cementing material. He left after
cutting and carrying from the Back Drive the paving slabs he had oped to fix in place.
The knitted robin decorating the Tiptoe post-box on Wootton Road, knowing where he would land, having risen early enough to catch a juicy worm, donned a breast bib to compete with the Royal Mail red,
A string of ponies gathered outside The Rising Sun at Bashley.
Looking across the valley beneath the aforementioned Ogdens North frost still lay on the roofs, while a pillar of bonfire smoke made its way to merge with the clouds.
A pair of field horses sported rugs to put their unfashionable companion to shame,
while others simply blended with their golden hay.
This evening we all dined on oven fish and chips, sliced pickled gherkins, pickled onions, onion rings, and mushy peas, with which Jackie and I both drank Trentino Pinot Grigio 2021.