Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Four Foggy Ones And A Frank Reply

Just four pictures taken on a recent foggy morning, all within a few hundred yards along a local footpath:








We haven't had much music on the blog lately, but we'll remedy that right now. Chris Wood is one of the quiet men of English folk music. He sings new songs and old traditional ones too, but this is a poem by Frank Mansell, the Cotswold poet, which has been set to music. Lets listen to "The Cottager's Reply"....



Take care.


27 comments:

  1. Lovely foggy photos. The video didn't show here but I found it. Most enjoyable.

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    1. Thanks for that. I've changed the video of the song to one that will hopefully work worldwide.

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    2. Yes, video there now and works. Thanks

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  2. Brilliant, both the photos and the poem from Frank Mansell, not forgetting the singer in true traditional style.

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  3. Love those moody, mistical and mystical shots.

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  4. A misty start to the morning is often followed by blue skies and sunshine. The first photo is lovely - it would make a wonderful setting for Midsummer Night's Dream.

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  5. We woke up to similar fog today. I like these shots because it has both clearer places as well as off in the fog ones.

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  6. Thank you John - this song truly made me think a lot about my own 'cottage' here, especially why my hubby won't sell up and move to a condo!!! He's out there now watering the newly re-seeded grass until it germinates, meanwhile I'm here wondering, as I do each day, how to downsize and alleviate myself of things to dust and polish - because my right leg is killing me and I can't bend too well at present!!!! We may not have fields and badgers, but we have so much so be thankful for all around us, so will most likely stay and shoo the would-be buyers away for similar reasons as this charming folk song notes.

    Meanwhile your photos today - so lovely all. The first is my favorite though - a Constable painting comes to mind, so English. I've just started my next John Lewis-Stempel book, 'THE WOOD', and the descriptions of the trees are beautiful.

    Stop by my current post - my 'gift' is for gals and guys - you might want to join in if your country walks require a neck warmer for the coming winter days!
    Happy day - Mary

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  7. Foggy morning can be beautiful. The first two pictures are very mistical. Wonderful walk!

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  8. We have had foggy mornings here that open up to blue skies.

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  9. Beautiful photos of the fog there. Makes me want to get out and photograph the foggy views here. I see that they can be beautiful.
    I loved the song, John.

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  10. We have had no mists yet up here. But love the folk song.

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  11. I love photographing fog. It makes such interesting images!

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  12. The foggy photos are absolutely beautiful. Nice video, good song.

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  13. Beautiful atmospheric photos. I like the music too:)

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  14. Love those foggy photos. They're very good pictures.

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  15. These are awesome fog photos. I love the one with the cows. You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

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  16. The photos are wonderful! And I love the tone of Chris Wood's guitar...

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  17. We've had lots of fog lately, too. Seasons changing?? Loved the music. I've always been a fan of the guitar. Thanks for always beautiful pictures.

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  18. Fog makes beautiful photos but it needs a good photographer to make them even better, like you.

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  19. Lovely photos. Mist is always beautiful, and so is the first photo, too... and second.. and so on. I love the cow.

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  20. Atmospheric images and a thought provoking poem! A splendid post, John!

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  21. Great fog day photos, John, as others have also commented. I especially liked the second one with the muted foliage and the background fence. Also enjoyed the reading by Chris Wood.

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