Saturday, 19 May 2012

Dramatic


Dramatic skies over Salts Mill, like a witch's bubbling cauldron - but it didn't actually rain!

(Though it's been raining plenty lately!)

10 comments:

  1. Black o'er b' our Bill's mother.

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    1. That phrase did indeed spring to mind!

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    2. How about a translation for your American friends?

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    3. Jim, the phrase: "It's black over our Bill's mother's" is a northern English dialect phrase, meaning there are storm clouds and it looks like it's going to rain. No-one seems to now exactly how it arose. Quite possibly someone had a relative or friend ('our Bill') whose mother really did live under where the storm clouds were gathering....but how the phrase got taken up into general use, I have no idea! There are slight variations in the phrase, depending on which dialect you are speaking in.

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  2. The piece of music, "Approaching Menace" by the British composer Neil Richardson, (the theme tune to
    "Mastermind"), would, I feel, be a fitting accompaniment to this ominous image.

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  3. I like those dramatic skies! They often magnify the landscape.

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  4. Would have had me getting out the waterproofs.

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  5. I figure that if Mother Nature is going to give us skies like that, the least she owes us is a good rain.

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  6. You sure were standing on the best spot when these black clouds rolled in over the mill while the sun shone brightly on it. Dramatic is right.

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