Lacock (Saturday 7th September 2019)
The Wadworth Shires were scheduled to appear outside the Red Lion in Lacock on Saturday lunchtime and I drove over there to see them arrive at noon. The venue must be jinxed as the last time I visited them there they'd had to cancel because a tyre had blown out on the transporter, and this time they had cancelled at short notice due to "unforeseen circumstances". While I was waiting for them to appear I had a stroll up and down the High Street and noticed these blackberry brambles spreading over the old red telephone kiosk.
By 1220 I decided not to wait any longer but to do a tour of Lacock Abbey NT and check again later, so I had a wander around their Botanic Gardens and up to the Rockworks at Bide Brook, looking for a cat. I ran into the Abbess Smokey later on the main path on my way out. By then it was clear that the Shires weren't going to show so I headed off towards the Ford. I found some prizewinning pumpkins and marrows on the way, along with Venus (see Extra) and a nest of house martins, busy with martins flying in and out and twittering - lovely to see (see second Extra).
Thanks to Marlieske for hosting Derelict Sunday.
8.9.2019 (1328 hr)
Blip #3031 (#2781 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #005
Blips/Extras In 2019 #208/265 + #084/100 Extras
Day #3452 (770 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2175 (#2016 + 159 in archived blips)
Taken with Pentax K-1 Mark II and Tokina 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF 235 lens
A Visit To Lacock, 7 September 2019 (Flickr album of 45 photos)
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Grateful Dead - Not Fade Away/China Cat Sunflower Jam/Going Down The Road Feeling Bad/Not Fade Away (recorded live, 10 December 1971, Fox Theatre, St. Louis MO)
As Buddy Holly was born on this day in 1936 (as Charles Hardin Holley) it seemed appropriate to pick another segment from the '71 Dead box set I have been playing through, where the Dead celebrate their heritage with Buddy Holly's Not Fade Away, sung here by Bob Weir, and the traditional blues Going Down The Road Feeling Bad which Jerry Garcia learned from Bill Monroe's 1960 country version.
One year ago:
The Old Forge