Attempting To Take A Drink

This afternoon I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2021/10/24/a-knights-tale-56-how-i-became-a-team-leader/ Early this morning I had raced around the garden at dawn in my dressing gown and slippers in order to keep pace with the fast moving clouds enhanced by a splendid sunrise which turned out to have been the brightest part of an otherwise largely overcast day. Smoky indigo andContinue reading “Attempting To Take A Drink”

A Wintry Morning

Another splendid pastel sunrise heralded a cold, bright, morning, which sent us into the forest early. We pulled into the entrance to The Joinery Barn, a short distance along our Christchurch Road, so that I could photograph the sun-misted landscape alongside. Since there is no real verge I needed to perch on a little bankContinue reading “A Wintry Morning”

On The Trail

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED At first light this morning Jackie drove us down to the clifftop at Milford on Sea to watch the sunrise. The forest behind the Isle of Wight and The Needles was a bank of clouds. The lighthouse blinked. Soon a pink lining came into view over  Continue reading “On The Trail”

Orange Symphony

Kimber’s carpet fitters made an excellent job this morning of installing our new stairs and landing carpet. Much of the day was spent exchanging e-mails with partners in two different joint projects. One thread was with Paul, who is finalising the flyer for the exhibition at The First Gallery. Here are a few further suggestions of printsContinue reading “Orange Symphony”

Aberfan

Despite temperatures in double centigrade figures, apart from the enticing dawn skies, today was very dull with gale force winds. This meant that our afternoon drive around the forest was not conducive to photography. We finished up Christmas shopping in Brockenhurst. Before that, I scanned another batch of negatives from the 1983 North Wales holiday.Continue reading “Aberfan”

A Game Of Peep-Bo

As I put out the bin bags at dawn this morning, the smoking fire further East down Christchurch Road revealed itself to be a blazing sun emerging to presage the splendid day we were to enjoy. A little later, a crouching figure was seen to dart across to my desk and scamper back again. This was Flo,Continue reading “A Game Of Peep-Bo”

On The Road

28.8.2014 Michael, driving me through the night, was probably skirting Paris when the digits of the clock turned to 00.01 today. We were aware of the metropolis as the dark midnight sky brightened with the multicoloured lights generated by urban living. A surprising number of other vehicles were on the road, most, as we continued furtherContinue reading “On The Road”

Becky’s Book

The sun, peering across shrubbery on our lawn through the trunks of naked trees, rose into a clear pale slate-blue sky, ready to dry the dew this morning. Sometime in 1973 I began to make a book for Becky, then my youngest daughter. It was planned for her fourth birthday the following year. I used water-colour pencilsContinue reading “Becky’s Book”