Caen Hill (Thursday 22nd December 2016)
Traffic made me give up a trip to Devizes last Friday afternoon, probably caused by Christmas shopping madness, so I set off in the morning for my second attempt. There was a bit of a hold-up in the town centre but I got my groceries bought and travelled onwards to Caen Hill.
I spotted the cygnet straight away, preening beside the Caen Hill Moorings near the café. The light was beautiful and I took a batch of pictures and then had a ten-minute chat with a lady from the Canal & River Trust who was fundraising by the lock bridge. I didn't see the parent swans but doubtless they were around nearby.
23.12.2016 (1920 hr)
Blip #1999 (#2249 including 250 archived blips)
Consecutive Blip #003
Day #2464 (468 gaps from 26 March 2010)
LOTD #1234 (#1360 including 126 on archived blips)
Kennet and Avon Canal series
Taken with Pentax K-50 (Red) and Pentax HD P-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR lens
A Visit To Caen Hill, 22 December 2016 (Flickr album)
Lozarhythm of the Day:
Radiohead - Daydreaming (2016)
It seems to be obligatory to choose Bowie's final album, Blackstar, as the best of the year, but I was somewhat lukewarm about several of the tracks. I haven't heard enough of all the releases to have a definitive choice, but I did think A Moon Shaped Pool was Radiohead's best for some years. I particularly liked the orchestral arrangements by Jonny Greenwood, realised by the London Contemporary Orchestra conducted by Hugh Brunt, who are evident on this track, the second single taken from the album.
One year ago:
The Old Forge