Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Sights from my journeys of late

We have been lucky to have had some dry weather recently (do we really have to be lucky to get it?).  Which means I've been running around photographing various places and buildings for my job.  I often see things that catch my eye or make me sigh. (I'm a poet and didn't know it - or as a dear friend said when slightly worse for wear, "I'm a poem and didn't know it".)

Seaweed on a wooden post - a perfect symbiosis

And near Salcombe, the erratic weather revealed a fabulous double rainbow, so close I could almost touch it.
Double rainbow near Salcombe, Devon

And farmland.  Finally a sun-blessed landscape in winter.  A sight for sore eyes.

Landscape near Cornworthy

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Blowing a Hooley

Brrrrr.  Cold and very windy.  And wet.  Oh how lovely it is; makes such a change, you know you can grow tired of warm sunny days walking with firm aromatic ground beneath your feet...

What we need is a good fire to warm the old cockles:

Did you know that "Blowing a Hooley" comes from seafaring folk; when the captains of steamships were not able to sail up the Hooley River which runs through Calcutta, India, they would say it was "blowing a Hooley".