A tweet about what someone joining in the tweeting called a beautiful bird, which means I can include it in this list. What it really is is a huge nuclear bomber airplane called the Convair B-36, which had both propellers and jets to drive it along. It reminds me of those big old sailing ships that also had coal-powered engines:
Anyone know where that photo was taken? It should be recognisable, if you recognise it I mean.
Are you bored with all these creatures tweets? Well then, here, especially for you, is a tweet about a snake yawning.
Lots of postings yesterday, but today, after one, other things to do. So, to make it two today, here’s a quota photo that I like:
This is another of Michael J’s, photoed, presumaably, on one of his nocturnal walks in the clear air of London (See his comment there). I copied it from his Facebook site a while back, but now cannot find it there. He has other photos up of a similar sort, including that earlier Shard photo, and including another similar view of Tower Bridge which includes the Shard, here.
I particularly like the way the surface of the water looks, like a rectangular grid of reflected light.
I said, in this posting about a terrific photo by Andrew Sharpe of Ely Cathedral:
Sharpe would appear to have a very similar photo-relationship with Ely Cathedral to the one that this guy has with Salisbury Cathedral. Both photo the same cathedral, lots of times, with the cathedral looking different every time.
Here is another Andrew Sharpe photo of Ely Cathedral, one of two photos that he displayed on his Twitter feed earlier this month, both of them featuring light on the land and on the cathedral, with a dark sky behind:
Wonderful. Of the two, I prefer that one, because of the sheep having been included in the foreground.
It wasn’t a big crowd, so plenty of social distancing even then.
Now that there’s a gap happening, between test match 2 (which ended Monday) and test match 3 (which kicks off Friday), between England and the Windies, I am now missing this cricket, the way I never did during full Lockdown, when there just wasn’t any.
I really like this poster, which I photoed, down in the Underground as it happens, in 2011:
The way my computer is set up, if you click on this, you get the whole thing, but smaller.
Look a bit carefully, and you can see that it’s also a selfie. So, another in this genre.
The idea that photoing is like being a bird of prey strikes me as very right. The idea captures both the annoyingness of us photoers, but also the fact that we are surely an improvement, for most purposes, on people who use literal weapons to hunt and capture their prey.
Linseed in uk mostly is grown for animal feed, pet food and human consumption. Lot goes to markets abroad to animal feed to produce animal products with higher omega-3 levels, such as meat and eggs etc.
Not just signs, but the place where they’re done from. And a cat. I recall Michael writing, somewhere, somewhen, that there are many cats in Istanbul and that they are very well respected by the humans of that city.
You can always tell how well cats are treated in this or that place that you visit, by how sociably they behave towards you. When cats hide from you, that’s a sign of a nasty neighbourhood, I think.