Well here we are in the middle of September already and not much of anything has been happening around here.What little creative spark I ever had seems to have fizzled out completely into the damp squib of despondency...I can identify completely with Minnado's "bleurgh" thoughts yesterday which can only lead me to presume that, as we don't live that far from each other in the scheme of how Crows might fly, that there must be something in the water around here that makes us feel that way.Or it could be that autumn is already here and we are all still waiting DESPERATELY for summer to turn up and feel cheated out of a season of sunny frolic-filled weather.This year was the wettest summer since 1912 apparently.
Hearing this made me think of a picture of my great grandmother holding my maternal grandmother presumably taken in 1912 as she was born that year...the day before the Titanic hit the iceberg in fact.My grandmother has to be at least six months old here so possibly an autumnal photo of two survivors of an even wetter (by an inch or so...hard to believe but true) summer.This can also be the explanation of why anyone would want to wear such an excessively wide brimmed hat.Obviously the fashion of the times was a direct result of on-going weather conditions as only a brim that wide could offer complete protection and the ultimate in dryness throughout an English summer.My great grandmother was only small and petite and that brim looks to me like it might even go well past her shoulders so you all know what I will be making if the spark ever returns this winter in absolute readiness for next "Summer".
|Nannie and Nanna in 1912...looks like the hedge started to take over the hat too possibly from having to stand too long to pose.|
As with not making anything worthwhile there has also been no photographs of any merit either recently.Partly due to my little camera not wanting to focus properly which is a shame as I am off to sunnier climes tomorrow for a week and I was hoping to take some decent pictures other than my garden shrouded in gloomy greyness for a change.
|autumnal red berries....only for the birds to eat!|
This one is my contribution to "Season's Beginning" the theme this week over at the 52 Photo's Project hosted by Bella.Click here to see the gallery of everyone's work or to join in yourself maybe by linking up one of your autumnal northern hemisphere images or a delicious spring time image from the southern hemisphere.....aaahhhh..Spring...sigh.