Now that the snow is thawing, I am starting to worry. What about, you might ask? Well, this afternoon, I came across a melting snowman on a lawn and have started to worry what happens to snowmen and women when they disappear.
Do they seep into the ground, end up seeping into a flowing river that joins the sea and get sucked up in the clouds - there to wait until next winter - or what? Am I alone in worrying about the fate of snowpersons? If anyone can ease my worries, please let me know?
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Monday, 27 December 2010
Do not put this bear in the bin
Originally uploaded by Le Fromagier Extraordinaire
As I prepare to dust off the scanner and start posting again, I thought it worth mentioning a review I saw in a UK newspaper. The Independent has mentioned the Faces in Places blog (click here). The blog is a collection of images of faces found in everyday places. Also, check out its Flickr group (click here). Hours of endless fun. Enjoy!
Friday, 24 December 2010
Just a note to say thank you to all my 'blog' friends who visit this site so frequently. Since Blogger introduced its new Statistics system in June, I have had 9,965 visits so just 35 to go to reach the magic 10,000 mark. I live in hope that in 2011 I will at last reach 200 followers, not helped by the last fifteen months of working 200 miles away from home, including the move from Hillside Cottage in Somerset and the move into our new home in Lancashire. Now I am here and, importantly, know where my photographic treasures are - all in one place - look out for lots of posting from the New Year onwards. Talking of New Year, this seems the right time to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year! Here's to you. Cheers! Thank you one and all!
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Ever since I published some photographs of decorated graves in an American pet cemetery, I have kept my eyes open for another and this one came along. The Christmas tree on this animals grave is quite spectacular. I find it very moving that the family continues to think of its pet at such a time . . .
Monday, 20 December 2010
Sunday, 19 December 2010
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Some years ago, when I was researching the loss of a First World War battleship - HMS Formidable - I visited the Abbotsbury Sub-tropical Gardens in Dorset to see if I could find the grave of an airdale terried named Bruce. This poor animal stayed on the bridge with its master, Captain Arthur Noel Loxley RN, as the ship sank in the English Channel. Bruce's body was washed up on the beach and buried in the grounds of the garden. I found his headstone among the graves of a number of pets. For more on his story, click here and here.
The writing on the headstone records:
who stood till the end
Captain Loxley RN
on the bridge of
when sunk by a torpedo
30 miles from Portland
January 1st 1915
Bruce's body was washed up
below Abbotsbury Castle
Sunday, 12 December 2010
Saturday, 11 December 2010
I was looking at YouTube videos of Appalachian Dancing when I came across this. If you enjoyed the Baked Beans sketch in the film Blazing Saddles, you will enjoy this. If you didn't, you certainly won't! It made me wonder what the world is coming to? Good Grief! Comments appreciated!