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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.
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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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

DRIP, DRIP. (14/06/16)

The weather appears to be back to persistent rain and drizzle. The Out of the EU campaign is now seven points clear which can only be good for supporters of small government, democracy and sovereignty but very bad for politicians who will have fewer layers to hide behind. I wouldn’t object to the plethora of elected representatives if they were capable of doing the job without armies of special advisers, consultants and all the former in addition to the Civil Service and local government officers. It has got completely out of hand there are more chiefs than Indians. The Brussels lot being the worst in this respect. The EEC has at least five presidents, who knows or cares who is in charge? Not the electorate as not one of them is elected.

Enough, here are a few pictures taken in the less wet spells.

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In ten days we will know the result, I am not confident it will be counted properly nor am I expecting the politicians to be in any hurry to implement the result in the event of an out vote, such is the state of affairs in the UK. However it will be immense fun watching them wriggle and squirm.

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    1. John, number three is thrilled.

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  2. The greens and yellows tones today are gorgeous.

    It will be an interesting vote!

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    1. Marie, wait until the count. We already have at least five enquiries into electoral fraud or malpractice.

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  3. It's the sunshiney yellow that wins for me. I could do with some cheering up and that does the trick (a little).

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    1. Pauline, it barely got light yesterday and looking out today is not looking much better.

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    1. Thanks Margaret. The camera done well.

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  5. #1 looks good with just a hint of the background. #3 stands out really clearly.
    Never ending damp conditions here also. Very depressing.

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    1. John, it is a good time to take advantage of the opportunities a speedlite offers.

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  6. Lovely images Adrian, just goes to show that, when it's dreich outside, nature always comes up trumps..there's beauty to be found somewhere...if you know where to look?
    I still can't understand why Cuckoos have to go around spitting everywhere..and why do you never see them doing it?...[;o)

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    1. Trevor I have never seen them spit either. I guess they are just uncouth.
      I still haven't got an adult yet. I made the mistake of catching three and bringing them back inside. I now have a van which is a Frog Hopper sanctuary.

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  7. Delightful images - all three, Adrian! However, I'm with the general concensus that No.3 is outstanding.

    Sorry not to have visited your blog for a long while. I've been away in the New Forest celebrating my 70th birthday with the family, and came back on Friday to 4 inch deep floods round the house. I've spent much of my time clearing up and sorting out, but we've flooded twice since. Hopefully, modifications made today with lump hammer and bolster will alleviate the problem to some extent!

    Best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. Richard, I post and folk pop by as and when, it's always good to here from you. Ground works nearly always turn out much more complex than expected. I hope yours are successful.

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  8. Excellent photos as always even if I do disagree with you on Europe. I keep hearing that unelected comment yet it's weird as pretty much everyone in the EU is elected in some way; even those appointed are done so by our elected representatives. Don't like who they appoint then vote for someone else next time. I'm not sure it's accurate but I did hear a suggestion that there are more unelected Lords in the UK than there are politicians in the entire EU! Don't get me wrong it has it's flaws, but if nothing else it stops the worst excesses of our own government; no way I'd want to let Johnson, Gove, Duncan-Smith or even Cameron have the final say over how this country is run.

    I worry that no matter which way the vote goes the damage has already been done. We now live in a much more racist and xenophobic country than we did a year ago all stoked by the referendum (and both sides are as guilty as each other) and looking at how much has been wiped off the stock exchange in the last few days we'll be broke soon as well.

    Looking forward to more photos tomorrow to brighten my mood :)

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    1. Mark, I object to being represented by fools. It makes it very difficult to pick a candidate from any party. They are all grossly overpaid for the hours they work and the skill set they bring to the task. MPs must earn more than barristers when all the perks are taken into account, then a load of fiddling on top. I doubt any do the job out of altruism.
      Tomorrows pictures are of a wonderful Hydrovane air compressor, It's taken an hour or so to fire up but by can it blow hard. I love old machinery but I don't really appreciate being covered in emulsified old oil and diesel.

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    2. Objecting to being represented by fools is something we can easily agree on and I'm yet to find a politician from any party I'd be willing to trust. Having said that I think the level of foolishness will increase if we leave the EU; the devil we know is much better (in my opinion) than the risk of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister (the thought has me running screaming for the border)

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    3. Mark, the only people I speak to are not particularly bothered about immigration as the only immigrants they see are the Polish and they are grafters. The economical aspect is also quite low on the list of concerns. Currencies move up and down as does the stockmarket. Bankers being irresponsible gamblers hate something they don't have a computer model for or the brains to predict.
      This referendum is about something much deeper, it's the start of a revolution. Lets get rid of this lot, the upper chamber, the EU and start again. The plebs have had enough of hectoring from privileged idiots. I only meet farmers, engineers and muck shifters, 90% are Scottish so it is not an average cross section of British society.
      No good running this way we are governed by fish or two fish a sturgeon and a salmon.

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    4. I think a revolution to replace the rotten politics of today with something better is a great idea, unfortunately I think what will replace the EU (a tory government led by Boris Johnson, for example) is far worse. Also the side effects would probably include a privatized NHS, loss (in real terms) of pensions, and the removal of some human rights and welfare protections. Sorry but I don't think that's a price worth paying -- and I know I'm probably not going to convince you otherwise but I hope you don't mind a passionate debate.

      One of the big mistakes we've really made with the EU is voting for eurosceptics to be MEP's. The idea of voting for someone to fill a job they want to make redundant is madness. Worse it leads to them having a platform from which to spout rubbish while at the same time neglecting the duties of the job. Case in point; today Farage has been campaigning on a boat telling us all that the EU has destroyed the British fishing industry. Now that may or may not be true (depending on your point of view), but he is actually on the EU fishery commission so is best placed to represent our interests and push for a better deal for UK fisherman. Unfortunately of the 42 meetings there have been since he joined the committee he has turned up to...... (drum roll)...... just one! If he really cared he'd turn up and do his job, but like almost every other politician all he cares about is himself.

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    5. Mark, Boris is cut from the same cloth as Cameron. Boris is more amusing but I don't want a prime minister to amuse me that's Dara O'Brians job. Politicians of all parties and shades have shown themselves to be ignorant, silly, greedy, liars. Non are fit for the job and few are capable of anything else. Find me an honourable person and they can have my vote. Until then it's like the choice between Edam and Emmental cheese, both are bland lacking punch and not worth considering.

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    6. I think you nailed it with the cheese analogy!

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  9. beautiful images for naturelovers !

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  10. Edam......good for filling cracks in plaster love the shot of the Bracken.

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    1. Peter, they do a mature Edam in a dark orange skin which is even better.

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    2. better to eat or to repair cracked plaster? :)

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  11. I've just realised that yesterday after I'd admired your cuckoo-spit photo (probably the best I've seen) I went off to find my froghopper images. Lots of time later I still hadn't found them but I'd been down lots of memory lanes on the way. And in the process I forgot to return and comment on the post.

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    1. Graham, I have failed miserably this year but will try for Frog Hoppers if the rain stops.

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