Happiness is…… for my Father-in-law, being on a foot plate of a steam engine. I’m not joking, he had the biggest grin on his face from the start to the finish, he loved every minute. It was Christmas 2016 and we always visit the train station at Sheringham, on the North Norfolk coast, to see if there are any steam trains in. Luck was with us, and I think I had a big grin on my face, while I photographed him,
This is not my normal type of photo, but it is, the day that I came to like a snake. We were at a country fair somewhere in the county of Rutland in June 2016, and there was the normal type of things like tractors and sheep dogs etc, but there was also the snake man, no ….not really…. but thats what I called him. We walked into a tent and there was the snake coiled around the keepers neck, I have no idea what type of snake it was but the colours were beautiful…. I was seeing the snake through the lens of a camera in my mind, it was beautiful. I knew I wanted to catch the snakes forked tongue darting out, but it was so quick, but then I got my photo (the last photo on the post)……look at the pattern on the scales, it looks like a row of pointy teeth, just like the real thing. I was just really pleased that the photos came out ok, of course if I had come across the snake in the long grass….it was have been a totally different story. I also thought it was a good one for my Occupation Category, Wildlife Keeper.
I found this photo while putting together a post for Pickering Castle, and it was just such a lovely picnic scene of a family enjoying themselves in the castle grounds. It was really just cake and crisps, but to those children, it would have been a splendid feast in a castle…….ha ha it would still be that for me 🙂
Last year, 2016, in Zurich, Switzerland, we did’nt see much, it was foggy, very foggy, but sometimes thats good. I actually took loads of photos, I have used some, but I keep a few as fillers, when I am short of time……which I seem to be all the time at the moment. This gentleman was fishing off the bridge, I couldn’t see if he caught anything, but he was enjoying himself anyway, as the young lady stopped to chat with him 🙂
This is what I would have love to have done today, paddled in some lovely cold water, but this was taken in Wales 2016 of a family on the sand, but just looking at it makes me feel a little cooler. We have had it hot again here in Norfolk, 4 days running of, 29, 31, 34, 33 degrees and with hotter weather due….. and no rain forecasted……hope not…..it will mean a hosepipe ban. One good thing is that its so warm at night, we can work out in the garden until about 10pm, so getting lots done, but not a lot of time for blogging, but it will soon reverted back to a normal English summer……maybe.
We have been away again, back up to Scotland, this time, the city of Glasgow. It was a work related visit, but this time we stayed in the city. Normally we just dash in and out, but this time we got to see a little more and we actually liked what we saw. I took a load of photos, but still have to download them and sort through…… I still haven’t finished the ones I took up on the west coast in May. Time seems to be flying past at the moment, I’m not sure how to slow it down and catch up with everything…..but a peaceful stroll along a lake, I’m sure would help.
The above photo is Canoe Lake in Southsea, which is the seaside resort of Portsmouth, on the south coast of England. I grew up very close by and whenever we are nearby, its a must for a drive along the seafront and a quick walk. This couple had the whole lake to themselves, just the swan boats to keep them company 🙂