Caen Hill (Monday 4th July 2022)
Trips to the shops near Devizes today were followed by a walk from Caen Hill Café up to the Black Horse pub and back. All was quiet. I ate a Sam Widges spicy chicken baguette on a bench facing the canal with some crisps and an orange Tango. This was taken from the path from the canal back up to Dundas Close. The café is on the right, behind trees.
Monday 4.7.2022 (2022 hr)
Blip #3695 (#3445 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #004
Blips/Extras In 2022 #132/265 + #054/100 Extras
Day #4484 (1044 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2838 (#2678 + 160 in archived blips
Caen Hill series
Kennet and Avon Canal series
Taken with Pentax K-50 (Red) and Sigma AF 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro HSM lens
Caen Hill, 4 July 2022 (Flickr album of 10 photos)
Lozarhythm of the Day:
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - When The Levee Breaks (Glastonbury 2022) (recorded live, 25 June 2022, Glastonbury Festival)
Of all of Robert Plant's albums post-Led Zeppelin my favourite has to be Raising Sand in collaboration with ace country and blue-grass fiddler and vocalist Alison Krauss. I haven't yet heard all of its sequel Raise The Roof in full (though the album is on order), but what I have heard I like. Today I replayed the full set they played at Worthy Farm, and it included songs from both albums, including a very slowed down version of Don and Phil Everly's song The Price Of Love from the new one and also a lovely relaxed version of the Led Zep classic Rock And Roll which is not on record but is a staple of the current tour. I would have liked to have chosen one of those but they have not appeared on You Tube at the current time (the whole set lives on iPlayer for the next three weeks), but this set closer is a fine example of what they and their crack band do so well.
The original of this country blues was composed and recorded by Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie in 1929, and of course Led Zeppelin adapted it for their album Led Zeppelin IV, so it has gone full circle. It concerned the 1927 Mississippi floods that nearly destroyed almost half of the Mississippi Basin.