Throwback Thursday: Two Boats on the Beach on A Frosty Morning I found this whilst clearing out old files. I took a few like this on a morning walk along the promenade in Lytham last winter. I was going to bin them but thought I’d immortalise use this one in a post. It reminded me (not that I need prompting) to make the most of summer as its not going to last for ever.
I went back 5 years in the archives for this picture of two cygnets and even after so many years I can still remember their antics. There were four of them all together out for a walk with their mum and dad. Every time they took a couple of steps, one of them flopped down and wouldn’t budge. Although it was a different cygnet each time, the whole family would stop until they were all upstanding again. It took them ages to waddle a few yards along the path to the pond at the rate of left-right-flop, left-right-flop. Synchronised toddling!
I took this photograph in January 2014 in a local village. This winter much of this Lancashire village suffered severe flooding from the Rivers Yarrow and Douglas. I don’t know if this particular property was affected but, judging by its proximity to the river, I suspect it may have been. We know people who live in the village and they report that things are just about getting back to normal now that their houses have dried out, though the local TV news tonight showed the Cumbrian town of Kendal where some homes will not be fully habitable for perhaps another year. One poor man has been living upstairs in a bedroom as the ground floor of his house is still totally wrecked.
A weekly series where I revisit old photographs and post them simply because I like them. I always used to think how lovely it would be to have a beach hut. I read recently that the most desirable ones on the South Coast can set you back £230,000, with annual fees of up to £4,000 per year. All this is for a wooden hut with no running water, no toilet and no mains power. I think that if I could afford a beach hut I’d buy a villa very small flat on the Mediterranean coast instead.
“Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean”. This image taken a few years ago in an eaterie in a Scottish Amusement Park always reminds me of a 1982 film directed by Robert Altman (originally a play by Ed Graczyk) which I’ve never seen but somehow think I should as I’m sure I would enjoy it. The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives. Who is the mysterious Joanne and what’s the real story behind Mona’s son, James Dean Junior ? (see imdb website) The cast includes Cher, Karen Black and Sandy Dennis. In the film they meet up in in a Woolworth’s Five and Dime Store but I don’t think they’d have been out of place here……..
A weekly series where I revisit old photographs. Dancin’ in the Street
A weekly series when I revisit old photographs. Rats and mice return from Polar expedition: