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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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Friday, 22 July 2016

ONE MONTH ON. (22/07/16)

I am amazed to still be here. The world didn’t end, I wasn’t gobbled up or even nibbled by man eating frogs; despite the best endeavours of the BBC the pound is worth much the same and the value of companies has collapsed upwards. The lying bloater Cameron has hopefully told us his last lie, I expect he will be offered a healthy stipend somewhere by someone with more money than sense who requires a rather slow, stupid and very flexible unprincipled mouthpiece.
I am collecting pictures much faster than I can post them so this morning I’ll show a few images from a soggy walk.
_MG_5968The first Sulphur Tuft I’ve seen this year.
_MG_5974I’m not sure I’ll have to wait for them to grow a bit.
_MG_5986Harvest time is fast approaching.
Lots of excitement this morning as the council have come to repair the road. They have left a Tardis toilet and a Bomag.
_MG_6009Alf and I thought this a good idea, should you find it silly or stupid then Moll will agree with you.
This is the road, it goes all the way to Perth but is only tarmac for another mile.
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_MG_6014 A couple of views  from this ancient highway.
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That’s all for today enjoy the weekend.

16 comments:

  1. Excellent fungi photos; I always enjoy trying to identify those I find although I'm almost always left unsure.

    I guess you wrote your opening paragraph before the PMI report this morning that saw the pound tumble again as the economy is now as bad as it was seven years ago at the height of the crash. Now the decision has been made (however much I disagree with it) I just wish they'd get on with it. The not knowing what will happen is causing serious issues at work as we don't know which projects we could bid for, and other EU partners are now shying away from working with us. All of that means less money, so our group will probably shrink which could easily include me loosing my job at some point if it gets too bad. If we knew what the plan was (although I don't think anyone had one) then at least we would have a little more certainty.

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    1. The pound was always going to take a bit a a hit but that's no bad thing for exporters. The IMF are talking our economy up but as the chairwomen is a crook and the rest of them useless I wouldn't put much store by anything they say.
      You ask civil servants and politicians to react speedily to a situation. Come now, be reasonable, they are still trying to work their bonuses out and next years wage increase. The latter are now on holiday for a month or so; not that anyone will notice.
      Fungi are difficult as they vary so much with age. They seem a few week early this year but then the barley is doing well. Just as well as half the CAP subsidies have still not been paid.

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  2. The Bomag doesn't quite have the beauty of the steam rollers of my youth.

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    1. John, I thought it would look better incorporated with the portaloo. Bomags do a good job but there is no romance.

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  3. The area in the second last picture looks remarkably like here. Gorgeous countryside. It looks like there are ,lots of wild carrots there this time of year as well.

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    1. Marie, most of it is hogweed, it looks much the same as wild carrot and cow parsley.

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  4. I guess that solves the problem of stopping work for a toilet break...both jobs can now be done at the same time!

    You're getting ahead of the game now...fungi don't knows ALREADY?

    Lovely views over the barley fields.

    Have a great weekend...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, it was a very wet morning and not much better this afternoon. It was either a don't know moth or a don't know fungus.

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  5. Portaloo! Of course it had to be called that! Anyway--- especially beautiful shots of the patched road and the landscapes. Well done.

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    1. Bill, for a dull day it wasn't too shabby.

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  6. Crikey, our roadworkers better not see that portaloo, they will start agitating for better conditions. I've never wondered before where they do their ablutions (had to think hard on how to express that) when working on remote roads. Lovely roadside scenes!

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    1. Pauline, I can see the point on busy roads in urban areas but out here it seems a bit excessive.

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  7. Oh, I like that penultimate photo of the undulating farmscape.

    We also live fairly near a Perth. The road is a little better, however. :)

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    1. John, there are lot's of Perths and I suspect most have better roads than this.

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  8. Do they use control traffic or tramlining in the fields that you photographed? Beautiful undulating landscape.

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    1. Lynda, I don't think it is that well organised. Once the first fertiliser spread is complete then subsequent sprays follow the same tramlines. These look very good so I suspect they were GPS controlled.

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