I live in a camper van with a West Highland Terrier for company.
My passion is creating images 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

Friday 11 March 2011

ALL IN ORDER (11/03/11)

We are promised a clear bright sparkling morning followed by an afternoon of persistent  rain. This rain sleet and snow is expected to continue till June. There is an old saying. ‘Never cast a clout till May is out.’ Old sayings work for me.

The title is not a reflection on any new found organisational ability but just on the time scale of things as they happened today. Up before the Lark, as usual. The geese had been awake for a lot longer from the noise they were making. We ventured out as dawn was breaking.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    One of dozens of Greylag Geese…………….they are not all flying as a flock, there are continual arguments, not the quietist of birds at the best of times but at the moment the din they create deserves an ASBO.

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA     Away it goes……………………………………followed by……………………

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    Canada Geese………………I know. It’s Blurry. It’s night time, give or take twenty minutes. Nowt Olympus or I can do about it………..Thump ISO but then it would be all grainy……better as it is.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    It’s a good job there are scores of them as the auto focus was insisting I wanted to see snaps of twigs. That's all for dawn………….Glad that bits over. Not as glad as you are I bet.

We then went for a wander…………more a hobble in my case.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA     A small corner of Dewentwater. Then back through Crow park for a view of……………

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Skiddaw. It’s the one in the middle and the highest. The easiest route up is on the left though the way I’m going the easy is probably academic.

Back towards Keswick…………the source of fleeces.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALakeside………..I just can’t help it. I’m a messy man by nature. So I messed.

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Moot Hall. Messed here as well.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA       Done………….First one I’ve finished this week.

I had a kindred spirit  die over a year ago. The Telegraph Crossword kept us in touch it was a race. I couldn’t access the paper till half six. He got his at six……he said seven was start time but I bet he cheated………………Who wouldn’t, I know I would. Anyone out there wants to text on Telegraph crosswords get in touch. These are still the best I can find for word play.

I love language but can’t spell words to save my life. If you go here MIDMARSH JOTTINGS.  It proves my point.

I was born sinister, forced to write wit the pen in my write hand………..sorry that should read… With the right hand. I could not spell Mediteranean  or accomadation. So was pronownsed thick or fick as the Derbyshire teachers called me…….They were not far off but at least I learnt………..took me sixty years!

That’s all the weather is awful. we will see what tomorrow brings.

God Bless.


  1. I was also born left handed and I too was forced to write with my right hand....I was even made to stand in a corner once for using my left hand in class...
    Nowadays parents would be shouting human rights and compensation as well as child cruelty...
    Because of the attitudes back then I can now write with both hands...!


  2. Nice photographs, especially the the last one. You managed to finish the crossword, I wouldn't even start one.

  3. I like your Moot Hall shot, Last time I was there, I couldn't see it for the crowds. I had a go with ISO last weekend in York. I need a bit time next week to compare the results.

  4. Love the pops of colour in the Lake District and great close up of the goose floating on a golden pond!
    My father-in-law was left handed and had it tied behind his back as a child. He ended up having a terrible stutter for the rest of his life. It upsets me just thinking about that, and I'm sorry to hear you went through a similar experience. It's unfortunate that the 'do-gooders' were so off the mark and ended up doing much more harm than intended.
    I am impressed with your ability with the cryptic crossword. I really appreciated seeing your answers and I went through each definition to see how you came up with them. I have tried a few and enjoy trying to uncover the hidden answer. I have even read up on 'clues' to help. I would enjoy seeing more finished ones if you care to post them. Perhaps you could make it part of your post, once every so often :)

  5. Trevor, looking back it was not one of the best times of my life but I too am ambidextrous.

    Bob, it's just practise and I only finish about one in four.

    Jay, thanks. Noise is the enemy and difficult to get rid of. Noise reduction works by adding blur so one tends to lose detail. Having said that film at ISO 800 was pretty grainy.

    Glo, thank you. I am struggling for pictures at the moment.
    School didn't traumatise me. I detested it and 90% of the teaching staff. I used to drift off into a happier place.
    The way I do them is to look for anagrams first. Then hidden words. I'll certainly post one from time to time. I'm glad you had fun.

  6. Fantastic photo and caption. Bravo!

  7. More wit. More good photos. Then my eyes alighted upon a cryptic crossword. Arghhhhhhhh. Or is it Argggggh?

  8. Graham, some days it would be better not to post at all.

  9. Excellent as always Adrian.

    I enjoyed looking at the crossword, 'cause when I got stuck, I could look at the answer and go, "oh yea, 'course it was".

    Skiddaw shot is lovely, as is the first goose.

    And it must be me, but I love the racket they make; it's like they're putting two fingers up at the human race. Yea; I like that :)

  10. Keith, I love the crossword but there are some clues don't make sense to me.
    It's amazing the light round here. It does need a bit of a shove but not too much.
    I like the geese. thought they paired for life but they start shouting a couple of hours before dawn. Can they shout.............what with the wind and rain and them I hardly get a wink.