ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Friday, 13 July 2012

THIS IS A BIG ONE. (13/07/12)

The last couple of days have been entertainingly chaotic. I woke yesterday to see that over a hundred of you had taken the time to look in on my last post. The comments were all welcoming and kind so thank you one and all. Some of the hits may have been duplicated, there is bound to be the odd slow reader out there, still it has inspired me to produce yet another jumble of a blog for you to fight to make any sense of. If you succeed then please illuminate the author. My life is and always will be a hotchpotch of highs and lows.

Yesterday morning was rain free so off we set for a wander along the Tees. I left later than usual as it seemed a day for butterflies. I walked and I sat and I sat and I walked, saw a Tortoiseshell but failed to get a picture. I returned home and look what was sunning itself on the van window.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA     A Ringlet and the first for me this year.

After lunch I had just settled down for a nap when a friend popped round and suggested a walk, off we went to South Park.

P7122345_6_7_8_9_tonemapped_edited-1The only wildlife I saw.                              

P7122350_1_2_3_4_tonemapped_edited-1  A wonderful bowls pavilion. That was South Park, time to head into town for a haircut. She left the dogs and me in a pub to wait for her…………..fatal……they take their time do ladies hairdressers and the beer took it’s toll on me. It looked a very nisch haircut and it wash worsh the wait……HIC!

Gottle of Geer P7122355_6_7_8_9_tonemapped_edited-1     The ventriloquist.

P7122365_6_7_8_9_tonemapped_edited-122ed3 P7122380_1_2_3_4_tonemapped_edited-1    TWENTY 2……………………….A grand place to spend an hour or so, very relakshing!

This morning it was back to the jungle for a wander down the Tees.

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 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe vegetation is impressive. Rain is good. Giant Hogweed yet again.

If it flies like a butterfly, is beautifully coloured and looks like a Dragonfly then it has to be…………

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA     A male Banded Demoiselle…….so neither a butterfly or a dragonfly but a damselfly. A real beauty and a smashing start to Friday the thirteenth. I was not going to better a find like this so set  off home for breakfast. Fungi are early this year so here is yet another ‘I’M NOT SURE’.

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It’s a Bonnet cap and I’m going to guess the Yellow-white Bonnet Cap.

All  photographs should enlarge with a click. I’m away to Scotland tomorrow so have a great weekend and I’ll be back soon.

23 comments:

  1. I like that building with the tower, very unusual-looking. And dramatic clouds in the sky. Don't stop at too many pubs on your way to Scotland...

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    1. Built with the profits from the railway industry. It surprised me.

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  2. I would love to have that carving in my front garden. Great to look at and easier to maintain than hedges and bushes.

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    1. Tree carving seems to be enjoying a renaissance.

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  3. Lovely pub and pumps everywhere, cor, it's beautiful.

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    1. Bob an excellent place to pass an hour.

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  4. I nice collection, Adrian. I especially enjoyed the peek inside of the pub. Ventriloquist made me laugh. Enjoy Scotland.

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    1. Hilary Gottle of geer was posed.

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  5. Back on form Adrian.
    Enjoy Scotland.

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    1. Not quite there yet Keith but trying.

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  6. Proper Pubs is one of the things that England does so much better than anywhere else I've ever been. So much of the social life of my youth was spent in PPs. I miss them.

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    1. It is a good reconstruction....plenty of real ale.

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  7. Have a great trip to Scotland, and don't forget to take lots of photos. Hope you have lots of sun on your trip. Great photo series.

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  8. acabo de encontrar tu blog y me encanta! Admiro tu disciplina y tu sensibilidad.Yo soy simplemente una aficcionada a la fotografía, que también tomo fotos por el placer que me produce la actividad.(Leí que tienes dos perros...te cuento que yo tengo siete!!, pero no viajo con ellos!).Un abrazo grande desde Argentina.

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    1. Muchas gracias. Siete perros! ..... Que es una jauría de perros. ¿Cómo encontrar tiempo para la fotografía y los blogs.

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  9. Great variety of pictures Adrian, that pub does look very inviting and comfy. That is a good shot of the damselfly too, pretty little things. Hope Scotland jaunt works out well.

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  10. HI Adrian...I saw my first mushroom last week,and I immediately thought of you,and all the fungi you have posted!! Then it was a couple of days an there you where posting again, and now today a mushroom ; }
    Nice one of the overgrown gate...have great time away!!
    Grace

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  11. So good to see you back in such good form - and in time for the fungi season. Hope you enjoy Scotland!

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  12. Nice variety set. Great Bowls pavilion enhanced with the moody sky.

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  13. Great to have you back in the virtual reality world Adrian.

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  14. Lovely to see you back again Adrian.I have really missed your posts.

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  15. Love the south park picture and the damsel fly shot. Lovely to see u back and posting Adrian!!

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