Another Good Story

30 May 2011

This is wonderful.

In Search Of by Will Ludwigsen, in Apex Magazine.

And another photo because this post is short.

Down by the River

22 May 2011

I was going to do a post about some swallows I saw while I was sitting outside the cafe. I can't smoke inside so I sat outside at a rickety table and watched the swallows flying up to a nest under the eaves of a nearby house. I tried to take a picture, but the zoom on the camera is rubbish and whenever I got close enough they all flew away. So all I have is a couple of photos with vague blobs on a wall. One is the nest the other is a swallow. Out of all the unimpressive photos I have taken these are the most unimpressive. They are even less impressive than the photo of a shop floor I took by accident.

So I took a picture of the river instead. At least it doesn't bugger off when I get too close.


 14 May 2011

Today I was driven out the house by a desperate need for tobacco and food: mostly tobacco.

On the way down the road I saw the columbine that grows out of the hedge by the church. It's there every year but never before have I had a camera with me when I've seen it. I ought to carry my camera around with me for moments like this, but it just takes up too much space in my bag. Now, however, I have a new phone and it has a camera on it! How very modern and 21st century I am!

There is something about the shape of columbine that fascinates me, it seems to combine both the organic and the architectural. This columbine, that straggles out of a hedge at the side of the road, uncared for and unheeded by the cars that pass it by, is the most beautiful I've ever seen. Their colour is spectacular, so deep it looks like you could squeeze the purple out of it. Unfortunately it is not a colour that I seem to be able to capture on a crappy second-hand camera phone, but I tried.

A good story.

12 May 2011

This short story was recommended over on Absolute Write. It's wonderful.
A perfect story.

"Hello," Said the Gun by Jay Lake, from Daily Science Fiction.

And as this post is rather short, here's a picture I took some time ago.

Don't Be In Such A Hurry To Get There.

8 May 2011

I live in a small village and noting much ever happens. However, very occasionally you find evidence that something very interesting happened to someone else and that you missed it.

Like this. Clearly someone couldn't wait their turn and tried to get into the graveyard early. They didn't quite make it over the wall, but I do have to award them points for a good effort.

Well done, Sir! And better luck next time.


2 May 2011

Yesterday was the first of May. Beltane. I was going to write something about the folklore of this day. But now I'm here I can't be bothered. I think that either people know it already, or they're not interested. Anyone else can ask the great god google.

Instead here is a picture of some Hawthorn blossom. It's early this year.