Sunday, 17 October 2010

Random photo theme

I have discovered a new blogging game...  while mulling over what I could write about today I decided to randomly click on my photo albums (they are filed under year and then month - only occasionally have titles for special occasion) without looking and then write about whichever photo I ended up on.  Now this could be dodgy but don't worry if I come up with anything that shouldn't be aired in public I will re-randomly-select ;-)


Today's random photo is from March 2009; it was on one of my many visits to Doune and it was a cold, spring weekend. I had flown up as Django was living up there for a couple of months; he was getting skinny from being out on site with Mr H. all day in the cold and wet (but dog-coats really aren't practical when fighting one's way though brash on the ground - he would have got 2 yards before getting caught up).

The first day it was dank and wet, the sort that gets to your bones; we walked out in the woods and Django spent a lot of the time standing around looking pathetic. In the evening we snuggled up in the flat with the fire lit, ate some of Mr H's delicious home-cooked food, and drank red wine and whisky.

The following morning we woke up to it snowing; after a bacon and egg breakfast we walked down to the river, and up to this little, old graveyard in the middle of the field, the chapel now long gone. 

9 comments:

  1. except for it being cold and wet it sounds wonderful

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  2. A perfect day. It reminds me a great deal of New Hampshire. I miss those random experiences. However, "dank and wet, the sort that gets to your bones" I do not miss.

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  3. Oh, but there's a fire burning....

    What a great photo with a great memory attached. And what a cool place to investigate!
    I like graveyards for some odd reason......

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  4. Mel, one of the things missing from his new flat is no real fire.. but can't have everything.

    That graveyard is really old and we went up there a couple of times to have a nose around, I agree they are interesting. In completely contrast to a very modern, neatly laid out one in France (near you, Rosie, if you read this). I prefer the old, scruffy, falling down ones.

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  5. The second day sounds so nice! I want a bacon and egg breakfast now!

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  6. Looking forward to your new idea for blogging! Very inviting photo, can't feel the cold. I enjoyed your story, and I get so much out of grave yards now, as a child I didn't even want to look at one for fear of (well you know) but now I find beauty and so many enriching stories..it let's the past lives be relived on each visit. Thanks! Karen

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  7. I am quite jealous of you Juni. I don't get nearly the awesome scenery that you do in the UK. California gets so boring after a while because it's always the same...Well Southern California.

    It got so cold one winter that we got frost, but no snow because it was a relatively dry winter that year. Killed a lot of citrus though.

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  8. I love the UK, it is so green and varied and has so much history. And there are still so many places we haven't seen.

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