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Saturday 19 February 2011

IS IT ME? (19/02/11)

Is it me or does this rock look like an elephant? If it doesn’t I’m signing the pledge.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    It could well be me…………..or the falling down and talking gibberish water. I’ve been here several times before and never noticed it. All these pictures taken at Tan Hill.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   Not The Famous Grouse but the Red Grouse. There are lots of these as they are bred for shooting. It’s a pity they are a handsome bird……..noisy and handsome. There are, I’m told, Black Grouse down the hill near the tree line. We went for a look but didn’t see any.

It’s snowing and we are moving further into the hills so will be without internet on a regular basis for the next fortnight.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I’ll leave you with a nice warm fire.

Have a good weekend, I’ll be back soon.


  1. I'm sorry but it doesn't matter how often and for how long I look at that rock I can't see the elephant. Eclectic Friend said that she thought I'd said something recently about elephants that looked invisible. I'm beginning to wonder if it's me.

  2. It's definitely the wobbly leg liquid Adrian.
    The fire was welcome as it seems to be stuck at 3C outside these days.

  3. Hmmmm, it does look like something. More than a rock, but not quite an elephant.
    No snow here, just rain.
    Enjoy your weekend by the fire. :)

  4. Agree with the others. Try to find the Black Grouse Adrian....I saw many Red Grouse...but like you have experienced ...the Black one has eluded me till this day.

  5. An elephant? Nah, that's a rock with an eye. Hold on, maybe the eye does look a bit elephantish.
    Stay warm up in the hills!

  6. The rock does look a little like an elephant, especially if you have an imagination. Thanks for the fire.

  7. I can see it Adrian.... and there's a giant lizard lying just in front of it. :D The elephant is facing to the right, the lizard to the left.

  8. It looks like a lizard waiting to pounce on any unsuspecting passing sheep.

    Tan Hill is a nice area - I can imagine it snowing there this weekend - other parts of the North have had snow.

  9. Hm, the rock is looking like a rock waiting for some people thinking about him;-)) But it definitly don`t looking like you! I wish you a nice new week and some sunshine. Hugs from Luzia.

  10. I share your sense of imagination as I posted something similar twice on my Ben Vorlich and Seathwaite/Great Gable posts.
    Looks like he's chewing on a tasty piece of grass no doubt pining for the elusive Grouse or the even more elusive Pub food next to that fire... then dreaming of an after dinner nap next to that heat would certainly keep the dogs out in the cold !!

  11. It took me awhile, but I see the elephant head with a tuft of grass in his curled trunk, and I also see the lizard or crocodile facing it. I haven't had anything to drink, but after peering at the rock for some time, I feel like I need one. I thought you were already on top of a hill. Are you sure you are heading into more hills or are you just going to curl up by the fire,look at the elephant out of the window, and let the rest of the world go by?

  12. Graham, don't worry.

    John, it could well be the falling over tea.

    Trevor, by all accounts the Black Grouse is on the increase. I'll keep looking.

    Keith, the weather is 'orrid.

    Pauline, it's warm enough inside.

    JoLynne, things are looking up....perhaps I can drink a little more.

    Lesley, I was thinking crocodile, didn't want to appear a complete loon.

    Petrus, it's more sleet....disgusting!

    Lucy...........I really want some sunshine or proper snow.

    Jay, it gets harder every day to find a post. Gibberish reigns.

    Glo, No just a change of venue, I want to shoot an attractive little chapel and some waterfalls. back in civilisation on Friday.

  13. I can see the crocodile!!!!

  14. Elephant - no. Crococile Rock - yes! (LOL)

  15. Graham. What a relief I hadn't been on the falling down water. As Churchill said madam I may be drunk but in the morning..............!

    Monica, as long as there are some creepy/stompies about.....I'm happy.