Great Chalfield Manor
As is the way of things, I went into Bath to trade in some lenses against a new camera and came back with a large-screen smart TV instead. I did trade three Pentax lenses but the K-50, intended to replace a faulty spare camera, had not yet arrived in stock so was put on order. I also conducted further research at the Apple store but was still undecided as to which option to take and left empty-handed again.
I walked back via St John's in the hope of seeing a peregrine falcon as they have a nest-box on one of the tower walls, and then along the River Avon, past the gulls hanging out at Pulteney Weir.
On the way home, I stopped off at Great Chalfield Manor NT and ventured into an adjacent field to inspect some wildflowers and poppies. I have visited the Manor before, and it had in any case closed for the day, but I always enjoy the view of the house and chapel from the moat at the entrance, and the back roads that lead to and from it.
Consecutive Blip #003
Lens: Pentax 17-70mm
National Trust series
Great Chalfield series
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Joni Mitchell - Amelia (1976)
It was on this day in 1937 that the aviatress Amelia Earhart disappeared during an attempt at a record-breaking flight. This song comes from one of Joni Mitchell's key albums, Hejira.
Amelia interweaves a story of a desert journey (the "hejira within the hejira") with the famous aviator Amelia Earhart who mysteriously vanished during a flight over the Pacific Ocean. Mitchell has commented on the origins of the song: "I was thinking of Amelia Earhart and addressing it from one solo pilot to another... sort of reflecting on the cost of being a woman and having something you must do." The song, each verse of which ends with the refrain "Amelia, it was just a false alarm", repeatedly shifts between two keys, giving it a constant unsettled feeling. - Wikipedia