Day 363 – Look Up…!

I wasn’t planning on a sunset photo today, and indeed it’s been mostly cloudy all day anyway. But then, just as our Christmas visitors were leaving, the setting sun lit up the underside of the broken clouds in spectacular fashion. Rather than walk to my usual spot up the road and risk missing the best of the light, I just took this photo of the cow silhouette through the garden fence. Moments later the colour had gone from the sky…

Peatswood sunset – iPhone

Day 359 – Where’s Everyone…?

On our way back from our daughter’s house today, I noticed that our local supermarket was completely deserted. Of course it’s Christmas Day and it’s one of only two days a year when it closes (the other day is Easter Day). It’s usually such a hive of activity it was quite a surprise to see the car park completely empty!

Supermarket (closed!) – iPhone

Day 358 – Worth Waiting For…

We don’t drink dessert wine very often at all – not that we don’t enjoy it, just that the occasion never seems to demand it. Anyway, we had a very quiet pre-Christmas dinner tonight at home, and just fancied something sweet at the end. Out of the fridge came this bottle of 2004 Montbazillac which I remembered buying in Hompes in France in the late 2000s when we used to spend a lot of time there. It came back from France when we sold our house there last year and cleared the cellar out. Despite its age, and the mileage it has traveled, it still tasted pretty good!

Vintage wine – iPhone

Day 347 – Food Bank…

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The dependence on food banks in the UK has seen a four fold increase in the last 5 years, and yesterday’s election win by the Conservatives will securely increase that. We made up two Christmas food parcels like this to help the less fortunate in our area – a mix of staple foods and some Christmas treats that will hopefully bring some cheer to disadvantaged families…

Food parcel – iPhone

Day 346 – Sky Fire…

Not the first time I have taken a sunset photo from this point, but with sky colours like this I couldn’t resist it. Even more remarkable because it was actually raining at the time. In fact, it’s rained pretty much all day, and very heavy at that – lots of waterlogged fields…

Peatswood sunset – iPhone

Day 340 – End Of The Day…

I pass this little country church quite often, but never when there is any kind of service going on, so always easy to park outside. It was very late in the afternoon today when I passed by, and I could see the last rays of sunshine on some of the gravestones, so stopped for a quick photo. This gravestone seems to stand out from all those around…

Broughton Church – iPhone