I’ve been extremely busy. Our trip to Spain sort of grew…rooted and sprouted if you know what I mean…hours became days became weeks and so on, and so on. Some of it quite hard work but still the most amazing time…Photos will appear at some point but I’m afraid that blogging in the world of SHPics is probably never going to be quite what it was…..
Well I’ll tell ya……..
I find myself living on a farm…..FOR THE WINTER!!!! (I know, I’m a city boy, what am I playing at?)…I’ve no landline, no mobile signal to speak of, and I find sadly that my newly purchased dongle simply dangles……and there’s nothing more dissapointing than a dongle that simply dangles.
But…there are benefits:
Country air, its a cliche, but you should smell it…
Nice neighbours, (We’ve got Pigs, Pygmy goats, Sheep, Dexter cattle, Alpacas, Ducks, Geese and our own Persian cats who seem to delight in the country life)…..
Silence at 9.00am!!! (Really!!!…I woke to silence…Where’s the Police sirens, the squealing brakes and the dull thud of mindless bass rhythm seeping from Vauxhall Astras?)….
A river…A real life river, fish, current, reeds…it’s a hundred yards away for chrissake!
Free range eggs…..
Outdoor cooking,(yes its cold, so what?)….
I’ve only just got here but these are the first things to strike me….So far the benefits are out-weighing the negatives but its early days…We shall see.
So SHPics has entered its ‘Farm-Life’ phase…..I will blog, but its a nine mile drive to a wifi zone and, much as I love the blogosphere, that means it will happen when it happens…However when I do hopefully it will be worthwhile..
These shots were all taken yesterday afternoon within half a mile of SHPics Winter Base.
AND COLDER STILL.
MY NEW FAVOURITE WALL.
MY NEW FAVOURITE TREE.
DID I MENTION THAT THIS PLACE IS KINDA STRANGE?
AND KINDA BLEAK IN SOME WAYS?
BUT KINDA LUSH AND SEXY IN OTHERS…..
AND NOW AND THEN SIMPLY ‘KNOCK YOU DOWN’ BEAUTIFUL.
AS ‘ENGLISH’ AS IT GETS…..
I aim to spend an afternoon this week catching up with my correspondence, but in the meantime, ‘Hi everyone..Nice to be back’
All Images Copyright Stuart Allan Hyde