Today has been a good one for me.

Started with an appointment at my Doctor’s for a medical following the anniversary of my heart attack.
Was told the blood results were good, low cholesterol, blood pressure was good as well, so I left feeling ten feet tall.

Beautiful sunshine, so took the camera along the coast toward Powderham Castle, bumped into an old photo friend quite accidentally there and took a few photos together.

On the way home, I went past Ugbrooke House, near Chudleigh and took a few photos of the Thatched Lodge at the side of the big house, bathed in beautiful Autumn sunlight, hope you like this one.

Nikon D300
18 – 70 Zoom @ 27mm
F 6.3 for 1/160sec
Pro 1 C.P. filter



architecture, cottage, devon, england, thatched, uk


  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansalmost 4 years ago

    What a lovely image Rod…I could just see me living there. It looks just like a dolls house. I love the cut on the conifer tree too….beautiful.
    Great to know your medical results were good ones….well done you! Happy heartaversary ;-D It was my 2 year hippaversary a few weeks ago and I’ve recently been x-rayed and discharged from the hospital. Good on us eh!!!

  • Love that heartaversary and hippaverary Lyn, as you are well aware, we think we are coping but it works wonders to have the medics confirm it, thanks so much my friend,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • Gary Lengyel
    Gary Lengyelalmost 4 years ago

    Glad to hear the results were great! Image looks like a postcard and/or calendar shot :)

  • Thank-you very much Gary, I must admit I had been worrying a bit about the medical today,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • shadyuk
    shadyukalmost 4 years ago

    Happy to hear you are heathy ! This is a gorgeous photograph, Oh to be in England once again !

  • Thank-you so much Dorothy, England is wonderful when the sun shines like this and moreso after the morning’s good news,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunalmost 4 years ago

    Thats so pretty Rod lovely colour and light, congrats on your great results at the Docs too !

  • Thank-you so much Trudi, I am assuming you are back home again after your trip, I do hope the wedding went well, our son gets married in December,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • JDL15
    JDL15almost 4 years ago
    as per usual Rod bordering on perfection

    well done

  • Hi John, thank-you very much indeed my friend,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • AndyCosway
    AndyCoswayalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful colours Rod and great light, also good news on your results mate..

  • Thank-you kindly Andy, a wonderful day in more than one respect, I feel a lot more positive now,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • vadim19
    vadim19almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, Rod! Wonderful composition and colors, excellent use of light and shadow.

  • Thank-you very much Vadim, the light was so good today,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 4 years ago

    A very pretty cottage Rod, super find and capture …

  • Hi Tom, thanks so much my friend, I have been waiting for decent light like this to get a few photos of this old cottage,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7almost 4 years ago

    First, I’m so pleased you had a positive doctor’s appointment Rod, and that things stay on the “up and up”. Anyway, this is a lovely photo and wonderful capture of the quaint cottage. It looks like you had a great day to match your doctor appointment. Warm regards, Ron

  • Thank-you very much Ron, good health is the greatest gift anyone can have,
    Regards, Rod

    – rodsfotos

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 4 years ago

    Meant to say, great to hear that you are fit and healthy again …

  • Thanks again Tom at least I’m able to get out and about with the camera and that is more than I might have hoped for not so long ago, all positive has to be the best news I could get,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

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