Wootton Bassett (Sunday 9th June 2019)
It's another swan picture but at least these are different swans on a different canal, the disused Wilts and Berks at Templars Firs. The resident pen swan lost her partner a couple of years ago but found a new mate last year. I heard that they had produced a brood of seven cygnets and went along to see for myself. Unfortunately, as I was told by a lady sheltering from the rain, one cygnet had been very recently predated, probably by a local heron that she had seen taking off from the spot at the same time that one went missing, but they have done well not to have lost more.
You can see the rain in Large.
In Extras are the wildflowers in the canal that I would have blipped for Miranda's challenge if the swans had been a no show.
10.6.2019 (0934 hr)
Blip #2949 (#2699 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #020
Blips/Extras In 2019 #126/265 + #052/100 Extras
Day #3363 (761 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2093 (#1934 + 159 in archived blips)
Wilts and Berks Canal series
Wootton Bassett series
Taken with Pentax K-1 Mark II and Pentax HD P-D FA 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6ED DC WR lens
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Norma Tanega - You're Dead (1966)
In 1966 Norma Tanega had a worldwide hit with a song called Walking My Cat Named Dog, and on the album released on the back of it was this song, You're Dead. Dusty Springfield recorded a number of her songs having met her while both were appearing on Ready Steady Go! and was in a relationship with her for some years.
The song is used as the theme tune for the current TV vampire comedy series What We Do In The Shadows, with Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou and Matt Berry, possibly the most entertaining show on at the moment, and which I was watching on this evening. The series is a spin-off from the film of the same name from 2014 which also used the same track for its theme tune.
One year ago:
The Old Forge (Juvenile goldfinch)