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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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Thursday, 21 April 2016

PERSPIRATION. (21/04/16)

The weather is superb, chilly first thing but hot, windless and sunny during the day. Yesterday I was wandering along in a dreamy fashion when I was brought out of my reverie by a tremendous roar. The dogs started barking, it was pandemonium. Not an ideal start to the day.
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Not often I see a hot air balloon these days, they were very popular twenty or thirty years ago.
After breakfast I decided that as it was such a grand day I’d walk into town. It is an easy stroll downhill but a bit of a slog back up with a rucksack full of shopping.
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The view from the Co-Op.
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Jimmy Shand.
That’s all for today.



18 comments:

  1. The balloon is glorious, as seen through the trees and otherwise.

    I didn't know about Jimmy Shand but looked him up on Youtube. Love the music! Must be my Scottish ancestry kicking in...

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    1. Marie, they are a bit of a rarity round here. I can tolerate small doses of Jimmy Shand but prefer the Proclaimers. They are the other notable local musicians.

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  2. That balloon must have been very surprising, especially to the dogs. I think I have come across the name, Jimmy Shand, from my Celtic music interests, but I really can't remember anything specific.

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    1. John, Molly doesn't need much of an excuse to bark.

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  3. Adriaan balloon behind the trees, I find him to be mooist.een bit mysterious.

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    1. Bas, it made for an interesting walk.

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  4. The first is a brilliant chance shot. I've often wondered if I would have the bottle to go up in one. 'Twould be a brilliant photo opportunity in the right conditions.

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    1. John, I used to know a chap with one and didn't have much of a camera in those days. They can only fly in good weather so it's a peaceful ride though landings can be a bit fraught.

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  5. I wouldn't fancy being in that balloon with all them tall trees around. Excuse my ignorance but in regards to the previous post why are they seeding at night, Do they not run the risk of the frost killing the seeds?

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    1. Douglas, the pilots used to drag the basket through tree tops and dip them in lakes to add a bit of excitement.
      The seeds are frost proof and they just had to finish the job as there was some contract ploughing to do.

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  6. Lovely shots. That balloon looks amazing--I think my favorite view of it is definitely from the ground though Looks like you live in a beautiful place.

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    1. Kathleen, It does look good through the trees.

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  7. Terrific shot of the balloon. Reminds me of the fright I got when I thought one was dive bombing me while walking my s-in-law's dog in Wiltshire last year. I shrieked and ducked down and then, embarrassed, peered around and was glad to see there was no-one else around. The dog took no notice whatsoever!

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    1. Pauline, I never noticed it until he fired the burners. Molly will bark at anything...she's just gobby.

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  8. How cool to see a hot air balloon!

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    1. Linda,it made for a different scene to snap.

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  9. Yes, I would think a bright red hot air balloon would get the dogs barking!! Great photos Adrian.

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  10. Lynda, they love an excuse, any excuse, for a bark.

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