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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.
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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

RUN OUT. (12/01/16)

Today was supposed to be cold, clear and sparkling bright but it has been raining again for a change.  I have run out of milk, tobacco and am getting very short of coffee. I’ll have to go to the shops tomorrow, I ought to have gone today but I was so wet after the morning wander I couldn’t face packing the van up for a run down to town and it was too wet to walk.
Yesterday afternoon turned out quite pleasant just before the sun dipped under the southwest horizon. I found a couple of flowers and a quick burst of very pleasing light.
A confused Perrywinkle.
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Early Gorse Flower.
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A Splash of Sunlight.
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That is all for today, it looks as if it will be a cheese and onion omlette for my supper. Roll on tomorrow and plenty of food and an orgy of tobacco smoke. I’ll be able to concentrate on things again.

36 comments:

  1. Flowers in January!!! (green with envy)

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    1. Monica, it has been very mild here. Looking out this morning I suspect everything is about to get a whole lot cooler.

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  2. I'm seeing a lot of flowering horse at the moment even the birds are in full song in the mornings, however the temperatures are dropping.

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    1. Flowering horses?..Hmmm..nature always finds a way to surprise us!!...[:o{

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    2. Douglas, ignore them, I know what you mean. It does seem to flower for most of the year on and off.

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  3. Jeez, how far is it to the store?

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    1. Bill, about 4 miles by road and half that if I walk across country.

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  4. If the weather guessers are right it looks like winter might happen here over the next couple of days!
    Saw lots of Periwinkle and Daffodils in flower around 'Keith's Lake' a couple of days ago.
    Hope you get your messages done before the snow arrives?...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, just had a quick peep outside and it is clear cool and calm. I'll get down the hill but getting back may be a problem.

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    2. Ta Trevor, so that is how Periwinkle is spelt. I was so proud to have identified it.

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  5. So nice to see the colourful flowers this time of year. We are both in the northern hemisphere, right?

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    1. Marie, yes we are both in the top half of the world.

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  6. Some of our daffodils are in full bud and about to open, Adrian. Even the fuchsias are leafing up! It's crazy weather! If we get a really cold spell (as we should do), it's going to cause absolute chaos with plants and wildlife!

    It's great to see you show photos of the world outside again!

    I wonder if Doug is going to show photos of that flowering horse on his blog! ;-}

    I hope you get to the shop before you run out of stimulants - - Richard

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    1. Richard, the forecast is for bright and sunny here. Supposed to last for days.
      I have not had any roll up stuff for a couple of days. Not to worry.

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  7. I love the countryside picture, the splash of sunshine.

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  8. Lovely flower pics! Stay dry and cozy.

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    1. Linda, it is a touch cool out this morning.

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  9. beautiful snaps!!!! i love your description of how things will be when you get to the store!!! ha ha
    have a great week, Adrian

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    1. Kathleen, I may go completely mad and get some beer as well.

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  10. such lovely close ups, then a far look! Nicely done

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    1. Thanks Cloudia. It was good to get out with a camera.

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  11. when I see the bright colours of your flowers I cannot imagine
    that we are waiting here for snow the nex weekend !
    but I don't worry, there is a supermarket close to my home !

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    1. Marty we are waiting for snow showers now. The roads were like a skating rink this morning.

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  12. I should do a little shopping today, too. There will be accompanying orgy of any kind. This can be both good and bad.

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    1. John, I am just back as i couldn't negotiate the last bit of hill without going for some road salt.

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  13. Dos flores preciosas. Que te aproveche la tortilla :)) y NO fumes que es muy malo ;)
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Laura, no es muy malo esta semana cuando me detuve durante dos días.

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    1. Frances, the 3D has got me in a real muddle but I will get it sorted. I really want to gain some proficiency with the software.

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  15. Did you take these photos now in January really? Unbelievable and beautiful.
    Here everything is grey and bare.

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    1. Kovacs yes taken and posted two days ago.

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  16. Yes. Plants have been getting confused. I saw a good number of snowdrops in flower when I walked past the site of Tickhill Castle two days ago. But the coming cold snap will drive them all back into the earth. It's too early to wake up.

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    1. YP, it has all come to a grinding halt -4°C today at noon and falling fast even in the sunshine.

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  17. Thank you for your comment re shadows. I had been meaning to look for a tutorial but hadn't got around to it yet. I think I had done something like this a very very long time ago, but I couldn't remember what it involved.

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    1. John you don't have an email link on your blog that I found. Not to say you haven't but I didn't notice it. I really appreciate folk pointing me in the right direction and whilst I'm on the perspective clone whatsit in Photoshop is worth a look.
      My email is in red in my header but just in case it is adrianwrd@gmail.com

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