Culinary promise by shepherdman

Culinary promise

Sunshine breaks through the mist at the top of our Lane, as we return from a morning walk. But neither the sunshine, nor the mist are the most important part of this image. Nor the soft-focus trees. The most significant item in this shot is that banner hanging in the hedge next to the signpost, which, for just over a week, has announced “Beer and Pie Festival, Elephant and Castle”. Now that is a very important announcement, notifying us that one of the highlights of our social calendar is imminent. The Elephant and Castle is the village pub in Thurlaston, a couple of miles away, where, once a year, the landlord stocks a range of around a dozen real ales from casks, boasting such names as Trout Tickler, Brewers Troop, and Fuggle-Dee-Dum, and to accompany this his wife cooks a variety of pies, such as steak and stilton, game pie and lamb & mint, each accompanied by chips and, naturally, bright green mushy peas. Our friends along the Lane join us and others cycle from another nearby village, and, provided that it is not too soggy underfoot, we all walk across the fields for a wonderful fulfilling, in every sense, evening, generally sampling most of the beers, but maybe just one pie, before wandering contentedly, and maybe just a tad wobbly, back home. Fingers crossed for a frosty-white moonlit night.
Beautiful image ...
November 20th, 2014  
Gorgeous image.....and, full of promise!! Now, that's something to look forward to!
November 20th, 2014  
Excellent shot
November 20th, 2014  
Beautiful and moody shot
November 20th, 2014  
Gorgeous shot!
November 20th, 2014  
Beautiful!
November 20th, 2014  
cool processing.
November 20th, 2014  
Beautiful light :)fav
November 20th, 2014  
Beer and pie and green mushy peas. Now that's a winning combination. But foe me this capture does it for me. Love the sun breaking through the trees at the top of the lane. I presume you did some processing to get this beautiful color. Fav!
November 20th, 2014  
Love the culinary interest but as always a great image. Fav
November 20th, 2014  
Beautiful image and love your story!! It sounds like you will be having a great evening!!
November 20th, 2014  
Exquisite capture of the sunlight and the sun rays. Fav.
November 20th, 2014  
Sounds fabulous. Keeping fingers crossed for you.
November 20th, 2014  
Wonderful lighting and anticipation of a fabulous evening :)
November 20th, 2014  
Great image and light.
November 20th, 2014  
Beautiful!
November 20th, 2014  
I love the commentary as well as the picture. That sounds like such a neat event - Something quite unique.
November 20th, 2014  
Beautiful shot! And the event sounds wonderful. I'm hopping a plane. should only be about a 19-hour flight. When does the event start? ;-)
November 20th, 2014  
Wow
November 20th, 2014  
I love the sound of the beer and pie festival. Rather a long way for me sadly.
November 20th, 2014  
@janiskay I dont normally do much processing, but in this one warmed the cool blue mist, and added some contrast to bring out the sunbeams. Funnt how the camera doesn't always see what the eye sees! Yiu iould love the beer/pie/peas combination...
November 20th, 2014  
@fugitivemoments Looking forward to seeing you there - I shall have a pint ready for you! Dark or light ale? Or maybe @shepherdmanswife 's preference of a strong sweet perry?
November 20th, 2014  
@julienne1 Just a couple of hours up the M5! i''ve had some nice ales on the Somerset/Dorset border, where @shepherdmanswife 's family originate!
November 20th, 2014  
Lovely light!
November 21st, 2014  
Lovely, indeed.
November 21st, 2014  
fav. just stunning !!
November 21st, 2014  
Beautiful shot! Love the lightings!
November 21st, 2014  
Interesting story, but I wouldn't have guessed it from looking at the photo. The photo is wonderful. The light coming through the mist and the trees is ethereal. Nice job.
November 21st, 2014  
Achingly beautiful.
November 21st, 2014  
nice lighting
November 21st, 2014  
Beautiful scene, quite ethereal
November 21st, 2014  
Very evocative image... And I'm drooling over the thought of that Beer & Pie evening. The only thing that I really miss living in France is 'real' ale.
November 22nd, 2014  
Lovely subtle light and great plans for the Pie & Beer Fest!
November 29th, 2014  
Beautiful photo!!
November 30th, 2014  
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