Staying ahead of the rain

I went for another cycle ride to Bosham this morning, following a different route along some quiet country lanes. The last time I drove along this road was just before Christmas when there was a thick layer of ice on the road ?? not a pleasant prospect when there??s a six foot deep ditch on either side of a very bendy road not much wider than the car! Today it was a much more enjoyable experience, although I was aware of some threatening clouds in the distance. I stopped to take some photos of a dead tree, which I presume has been struck by lightning at some point. I timed my arrival well as the sun was just peeping out between the clouds, producing a rather nice silhouette effect. Once I got to Bosham I stopped off at the tea rooms for a cuppa and I was joined by Jack, a local ginger cat who can often be found saying hello to the tourists. He was feeling much more chilled out today, giving himself a thorough wash before settling down to snooze on a chair beside me, allowing me to take a couple of photos of him before he dozed off. Before coming home I cycled down to the quay where I found some great rusty chains ?? there??s something about these textures I can??t resist. I then pedalled back home, just ahead of a wall of black clouds which dropped their contents very soon after I got inside ?? perfect timing!

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    • # Marsha

      Wow....I just love old dead tree shots like that!!! Very atmospheric presentation, Helen!! Soft shot of Jack...and the color/texture of the chains is great, too!

      2011.08.18 Reply Cancel

    • # Felecia

      Wonderful set! Makes me want to call into work, stay home and burrow under the covers. Love that tree in the first and the cozy kitty.

      2011.08.18 Reply Cancel

    • # Larry Nelson

      Solitary trees are just about my favorite subject, Helen! Very nicely captured. And I agree about the texture and color of the rusted chain - irresistible!

      2011.08.18 Reply Cancel

    • # Justmeg

      each shot is just splendid, but you know I'm leaning towards the kitty shot :-))) although I'm also partial to B&W's... great set! and yes, the rusted chain is really nice as well.

      2011.08.19 Reply Cancel

    • # Lynda

      another nice set. I went swimming yesterday but the rain caught me on the walk home.

      2011.08.19 Reply Cancel

    • # Lukesmom

      Really great set! I love the tree in #1 and the rusty chain. I love rust (except on my car!)

      2011.08.20 Reply Cancel

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