The morning was bright and sunny; the afternoon began with a deluge and ended in photogenic light.
Nugget can regularly be seen from the kitchen window. Jackie photographed him from there, where his own personal feeder hangs.
“Where’s Nugget?” (59)
At the dry end of the afternoon we drove to Lymington Harbour where the Assistant Photographer photographed the general scene;
a view of the monument;
and me making my own efforts.
I only saw one gull – or was it a cormorant?
and very view people on the wet quayside.
A solitary rower brought his boat into harbour past all the moored yachts.
The planes of boats and trains formed geometric artwork with the upright moored masts and surrounding buildings.
Barely a ripple disturbed steady reflections.
Before the street lamps ignited
wisps of grey smoke drifted against the pink sky presaging a sunset that disappeared behind lowering clouds.
The bandstand was nicely silhouetted with its mast guard.
In a vain attempt to catch the sundown we drove on to Lymington and Keyhaven Nature Reserve from where
Jackie photographed clouds over the wetlands;
pools along a gravel footpath;
and distant Hurst Castle with its lighthouse.
I focussed on a gaggle of Canada geese.
For dinner this evening Jackie produced Hunter’s Chicken; crisp duchesse potatoes; and tender runner beans, with which she drank Hoegaarden and I drank Domaine de Sareval Valréas 2016.