Monday, 31 October 2011

Beach at Béliard, afternoon

Picking up flakes of oyster shells, pearl white and rose pink and iridescent black like oil plumes, we conclude that oysters are altogether magical things; we'll hear nothing against them.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Lamballe plan d'eau, afternoon, with Iso and Princeling

Duck-feeding: one magnificent buff-coloured, orange-billed, hissing goose holding court, mallard ducks and a green-headed drake, numerous feisty coots, and a greedy ballet of gulls over the backs of the others.

Tredaniel plan d'eau, morning

A flatbed lorry pulls into the carpark carrying a Maniscopic earthmoving vehicle.  In vermilion, black and steel, with earth caked in its massive tracks, it looks a proud, heroic workhorse.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Up the road afternoon # 2

A cock pheasant hunkers down when it see us among the grass and late dandelion clocks, then flies up, tail trailing, chestnut brown and bottle green and sealing wax red.

Up the road, afternoon # 1

The crowded, yellowish roots of the feed beet, as thick as small tree trunks, jostle and shoulder their way out of the soil,  still throwing crowns of shiny, spinach-like leaves.

Up the road, late afternoon (Monday)

After a day of wind and wild rain the late low sun appears and seems to splash everything in the sky and on the land with a abundance of light.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Down the road, evening

The recent heat has fried and banished many of the chestnut leaves from the corner tree, though it's chill now, I kick the nuts from their husks in sandalled feet.