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, 17 October 2014

WOUND UP. (17/10/14)

I have never been particularly tolerant but I am laid back, competitive or lazy depending on folks experiences of me. I was dreading having to go into Keswick twenty four hours before I went. I was so silly I was on the verge of the panic attacks or whatever I used to get after a big accident. Sweating and finding it difficult to breath, twitching and acting like a big muss or looney. I have solved the breathing bit I exhale into a bag and breath it back in, it sets me back on course. I once showed a nurse this trick but although it worked I could tell she was just humouring me. A Matron in the making she was.

I took the dogs out round the bottom of Derwentwater late yesterday afternoon. They were off the lead and doing what they have mostly always done, sniffing and snuffling about. They met two Golden Retrievers accompanied by a couple of ladies. One of the ladies asked if there were sheep about. I said yes so she popped one on the lead. A chap with a couple of Collies came along and asked if the dogs were all right. I said fine so there were five dogs chasing each other through a bog; well four as Molly just stands still and has a quick nip to keep the others on the go. It then went belly up. A couple and two Bull Terriers hove into view. The dogs thought yet more fun. His dogs were harnessed and studdered collared and were obviously not a tiny bitty friendly. I knew it, he knew it and six dogs Knew It. I whistled and got mine to stand still, I got a Retriever as well but no worries. Both Collies went and sat by their boss. The chap turned to his wife and said.

“It looks as if we are the only reading fuckers here. This lot can’t read keep dogs on a lead.”

The signs say keep dogs under control. I explained to him that I have middling control of both dogs and have a smattering of English and he ought to let his mix more and what is more I can tell the smell of shit from violets.

“ Love we ‘aze a smart arze here, he’z shit. Not worth it.”

I should have left it and walked on but I just couldn’t. I went up, crouched down and gave his dogs a pet. Stood up and said they are lovely. Pity you and the Misses are such shitz.. On they went but over his shoulder he shouted I’ll remember you. I yelled I doubt it you couldn’t remember your mothers maiden name. Nothing like a bit of a row to unwind a wound up Adrian.

I can’t tell where they were from, north of Manchester but not that far north. Burnley…Rochdale a Special Needs area wherever.

Set me up fine for the mysteries of Keswick car and truck parks this morning and I’m spot on now. Got back with shopping and it didn’t cost a penny in parking. Just wonderful what dealing with nutters and fifty brain cell folk and their pets can do. I just love the adrenalin burn.

It is pissing down here. here are the out takes from a great week._MG_0658     Derwentwater and Skidaw. Looks better big, not much mind.

_MG_0659        A Pine and Keswick.

_MG_0668 Cat Bells.

_MG_0669  Lodore Falls. Trickling.

_MG_0675 Lodore Falls. This is a two and a half minute exposure. It’s like a fairy glen and one of my very best. This is now my desk top. Thank you camera.

_MG_0678     A lot of trees.

I am stopping here till the twenty fifth I have had wonderful weather and an image for my desktop. Despite the mildly annoying pond life and the horror of the cost of the place it is beautiful and worth a visit.

Have a great weekend.

34 comments:

  1. The last image really speaks to me. The woods are always a great location to be in. Have a great weekend as well.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Mersad, the last was a bin job. It is okay bot has no focus.

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  2. Nice shots

    I walk my pups off leash as well here in the neighborhood, where there are sidewalks where they can be safe, away from the traffic. They're seniors...doesn't take a lot of control. Rottweilers have quite the reputation. People see my Lucy loose and freak out a little, until she gives their dog a whiff and strolls off to smell the trees, more than a little indifferent.

    She's a good ambassador for the breed.

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    1. R.Mac, there are no bad dogs only bad owners.
      I keep my van in a plant yard guarded by a Rockefeller. He lets me in and loves playing with the two dogs. No reason not to; he knows I won't hurt him.

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  3. Lovely photographs and a cracking story about the dog walkers. It amazes me me that 1,048 years after William the Norman defeated Harold the Anglo-Saxon there's still so much Anglo-Saxon being spoken in your country. People here speak it too but it is generally considered naughty to do so in public, at least by my generation. Four-letter words are alive and well. Alfred the Great would be proud.

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    1. Bob, it's naughty here. I wouldn't say it in front of the Queen but there again she is German and a Saxon. Fuck as an adjective is a word even drop dead gorgeous ladies use. It can be used by the same ladies as a negative as in Fuck Off or as an affirmative; fuck yes. French was our language for years until we finally stuffed it up them. We are going back to the roots of a wonderful heritage of words. Try The Daily Telegraph cryptic crossword. It knows no boundaries in the Romanic alphabet or what ever I am writing this in is called.

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  4. I love this post of you, really. Foto and text

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    1. Laura, it's was written for you but I took the pictures for me.

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  5. You've done well with these photos. I think my favourite is the one of the pine & the dreaded place in the distance.

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    1. Monica, Keswick is fine. I must be the only person to think it's a dump. The tree is grand.

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  6. You have made my day with your close encounter with that pond life. Dogs with studded collars,,,,,those dogs are to make up for his small penis. Good for you.

    peter

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    1. I have a little willy, never been a problem for me. I see the size of a Tampon and am happy.

      I hate twats and he was one.

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  7. I would be very disconcerted by such an encounter. I would come away shaking instead of being revived by it. Those tough little muscle bound dogs bother me. I nearly always assume their owners use them to make themselves look big. Until recently I thought if ever I were to have a dog I'd like a border collie but while camping this summer I met two huge and wonderful sandy coloured great danes. I think I may have changed my allegiance.

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    1. Lucy, like there owners they're just over grown puppies. It doesn't matter what dog you get or which horse.
      If you are the boss and are kind then it will be a poppet. Cows and sheep are much the same.
      I am weird, never troubled by humans, most, like me are a bit daft. I am a wind up person.
      The two ladies were perplexed and asked why I didn't ignore the toss pot. I said, it's simple they didn't ignore us and our dogs having fun. If folk leave me alone, I'll leave them alone.

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  8. Great first photo with sunlight on the one mountain top. Sometimes a dog owner can make it very tense for all dog owners. On the other hand it sure calmed you down to let off steam.

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  9. I don't understand why that guy made a fuss as long as they weren't disturbed. Some dung brains are always around to spoil the fun.
    I love animals and also to watch them play but afraid to go near them or pet them :))
    Loved ur pictures Adrian! Happy weekend.

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    1. Ruby, most dog owners who let their dogs free in the UK know their dogs won't bite. Mine are very sociable, you will get muddy trousers as I have trouble stopping them jumping up.

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  10. Well I am glad you didn't let the idiot spoil your day, bet he thought well hard that was well 'til you made him feel silly. Great images Adrian.

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    1. Douglas, he made my day. Some times folk like that can ruin it. Just depends what mood I'm in.

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  11. Didn't you recognise the bull terrier couple? It was Chancellor Osborne and his wife Frances. They love to get away from it all in The Lake District.

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    1. YP, it wasn't George and Frances. This bloke was a cretin and not smug enough.

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    1. Thanks Laura, we are back to heavy rain showers. I'll try and get out today.

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  13. Really sweet images Adrian. Looks like a nice walk except for the jack ass. However I do have the same reaction when I see kids off their leashes/leads:)

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    1. Chris, thanks. What is wrong with baby goats?

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  14. Beautiful forest with a stream running through it, and there was the lake, superb.

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    1. Bob, I am hoping the stream will become a torrent by Tuesday.

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  15. Bonitas cascadas, por aquí hay muchas del agua de la sierra.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Laura, hopefully next time you see them there will be more water.

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    1. Maria, it is impressive after heavy rain.

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