Like Minded Photography Enthusiasts

We drove through a deluge to shop at Lidl this morning. I began photographing raindrops on the car windows. Suddenly the skies cleared to make room for the sun, and while Jackie made the purchases I photographed the car park, and abandoned raindrops on windscreen. Autumn leaves floated on the pools reflecting vehicles and overheadContinue reading “Like Minded Photography Enthusiasts”

Replenishment

The recent heavy rains have suddenly filled the drought-dried lake at Pilley. This prompted me to circumperambulate it on our forest drive this morning. Fresh autumn leaves floated among rippling reflections or broken limbs from their trees, or lay visible on the shallow bed; Mallards, glimpsed through overhanging lichen covered branches and their lingering foliage,Continue reading “Replenishment”

Rhinefield Ornamental Drive

We had intended to photograph Beechern wood on our forest drive today. This has been one of our regular trips. It was a shock to find a locked gate across the road forbidding access to non-members of the Caravan Site at the far end. The woman approaching the Forestry Commission gate had left the camperContinue reading “Rhinefield Ornamental Drive”

Ever Increasing Circles

The overnight gales offered us a brief respite this morning, during which the sun was permitted an appearance and the rain lessened. This was not to last, but we were fortunate for a time during which we ventured into the forest. A dip in the landscape as we head towards Burley from Holmsley Passage, dryContinue reading “Ever Increasing Circles”

Enough For A Splash

Our Waterboy feature had been reduced to a mere trickle by the narrow pipe feeding the fountain from the pump being clogged up. Jackie spent much of the morning clearing the blockages and restoring normal working order. I dozed over an Iris Murdoch for most of this very hot day until 5 p.m. when IContinue reading “Enough For A Splash”

Too Close

This morning I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/06/24/a-knights-tale-141-why-i-bought-no-3-rue-saint-jacques/ After lunch Jackie and I took a forest drive through Beachern Wood to Ober Corner where ponies and their foals rested in the still overcast and humid atmosphere. One suckler was welcomed – anther was given a clear message that he was getting too close. I walked through the woodlandContinue reading “Too Close”

Around The Quayside

After lunch today I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/06/21/a-knights-tale-139-i-hope-that-wasnt-too-patronising/ Later, Becky drove Jackie, Flo, and me to Lymington where our daughter and granddaughter browsed in the High Street while Jackie and I remained quayside – Jackie in The Ship Inn and me wandering about with my camera. I will let my pictures speak for themselves. Becky collected usContinue reading “Around The Quayside”

A Surfeit Of Foals

This afternoon Jackie drove me into the forest. She spotted a possibly sleeping foal on the verge of Wilverley Road and parked the car so I could walk back to find the prone animal. As I reached it it clambered to its feet and sought the comfort of its mother who twitched her tail, perhapsContinue reading “A Surfeit Of Foals”

Sleeping List

This morning I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/05/11/a-knights-tale-132-awaiting-the-arrival/ While streaking rain of varying velocity pelted upon us all afternoon, Jackie drove Flo and me to Lyndhurst where our granddaughter bought a selection of craft materials. On our return home we diverted into woodland around Brockenhurst. An egret in Highland Water flew off just after I took this shot.Continue reading “Sleeping List”

Across The Stream

On this overcast, somewhat warmer afternoon Jackie drove me to Puttles Bridge and back. From the carpark I crunched among the dropped pine cones and dried autumn leaves; thudded along the beaten track; slalomed around fallen, decaying, branches and tree trunks; and gingerly stepped over exposed, sometimes mossy, interwoven roots, alongside the still, silent, reflectingContinue reading “Across The Stream”