Saturday, 7 May 2011

Dun't look like much ter me....


I don't usually walk to work along the canal towpath in the mornings but sometimes the morning seems so fresh and the light so lovely that I can't resist it....it makes me late for work, but luckily we work flexi-time so it's not really a problem.  The other morning I was framing up a few photos, just as an elderly man walked past in the opposite direction.  He said: "Are yer tekkin photos....?" - paused for a moment in thought and then delivered his verdict on this strange early morning pastime: "Dun't look like much ter me"!  Ah well, they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder....

(I'll be away for a few days so I hope the auto-post works!)

14 comments:

  1. It looks alright ter us too. It seems we often take for granted what is right in front of us. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos and a ;ocal character.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  2. Looks awrite to me tu. I guess if you've lived there all your life and see it everyday it becomes ho hum, especially males without much artistic nous. You captured the bird landing well.

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  3. Aye, 'tis a grand shot
    Worth being a few minutes late for

    Theer's no so blind as them as canna see...

    One of our old neighbours in Saltaire village could never enjoy a drive out into the Dales; "There's nowt but green out theer"

    [always thought that should be "will not" rather than "cannot" see :) ]

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  4. It's grand! Take no notice o'th owd ...

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  5. So, where is your picture of the old coot? Jenny, there is a future for you in writing dialog.

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  6. haha, i love his line.
    i get that a lot actually. ^0^
    wondering why i was taking fotos of this or him.
    but beauty is subjective. ^0^

    travel safe.

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  7. Oh I love this post and the picture looks great to me.
    Happy weekend

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  8. That old man would be gobsmacked to know how many bloggers loved your picture, Jenny :) It's such a peaceful scene and I can see why you risk being late for work occasionally to walk this way! It's lovely!

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  9. As my grandmother once said about the Olympics - "I've seen it before"! Your pic is lovely.

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  10. A beautiful morning's walk Jenny.
    Costas

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  11. Makes one wonder if that man considered anything beautiful.

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  12. Sounds like someone doesn't appreciate the beauty all around him there in your gorgeous village! ~Lili

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