I’m waaaay late with posting this week’s entry but here it is:
Same area as last week’s post surprise.
Please appreciate this beautiful planet, wherever you are.
Another weekly photo challenge, another picture of Arnside, Cumbria. It seems that trip there in September provided a lot of material for my blog.
The sun is just preparing to set, the smell of salt in the air and the silence, occasionally interrupted by the rumbling train–railway viaduct seen on the right.
I love the title of this challenge. It’s full of positivity. New Horizons is also a name of the NASA probe to Pluto. I’ve not managed to get a shot of any space probe yet, but I did manage to get a shot of a hot air balloon (sort of)–it’s that tiny red dot on the above photo. Speaking of hot air balloons, once I watched some movie with a hot air balloon when I was a kid and I liked it so much that when it crashed at the end, I started crying and my mum, who wasn’t watching it, ran to the living room, worried, asking what happened, why was I crying and when I told her, she said, don’t worry, they will fix the balloon and it will fly again! I remember she then went to the kitchen, where, I imagine, burst into massive laughter, though this couldn’t be confirmed; she has no recollection of this incident. (I don’t remember how the movie ended.)
I don’t know what’s on the horizon. On one hand, I can’t wait for 2017, on the other, I’m scared that after 13 (well, 14 by then) years of living in UK, some politicians will decide that I have to go. These guys have expressed it much better than me. But it also proves that you must not under any circumstances take anything for granted. My favourite saying is shit happens and now that shit happened, let’s see how we can deal with it. (Like, google “moving to Germany” for starters.)
The picture was taken in Arnside, Cumbria.
I don’t live by the seaside so I don’t see anything of these guys, of course. Though I hear they are thieves that can snatch food out of your hands. This one came up to me while I was eating my burger and shrieked and kept looking at me and something it the way it was acting reminded me of my cat when she wants food. Don’t ask me how a bird can remind one of a feline. I make all sorts of weird associations.
Pictures taken in Blackpool, North West England.
Arnside, Cumbria, North West England.
Also, this song.
This is Arnside, Cumbria, North West England.
Railway viaduct. And some seagulls.
There’s about a million ways one can capture water–seas, lakes, rivers, ponds, puddles, waterfalls, fountains, rain, ice, bottled water… I bet there will be many responses to this challenge.
There was a character on Xena Warrior Princess called Lao Ma who said: “Nothing is soft as water. Yet, who can withstand the raging flood?”
How tragically true at this time.
How about, quest to travel a bit and take some pictures at the same time.
I don’t get to go anywhere much but luckily last Saturday I visited some places in Cumbria, on the Morecambe Bay. This is Grange-over-Sands, which is totally an awesome name for this quiet village!
It had to be ducks.
Edited 01/06/2018: Actually those are geese, not ducks.
River Danube in Devin area near Bratislava, Slovakia. Taken on the same day as the first picture in my State of Mind post. It’s one my favourite photos I’ve ever taken.
If I had a chance to board a spaceship and explore the universe Star Trek-style, I’d do it in a heartbeat. Though I’d be happy to just explore planet Earth a bit.