Wednesday, 3 July 2013

A Windmill? PSH again

Today we nipped the 21 miles up to Ebbw Vale to deposit the account books and papers that I found in my Dad's box and cupboard. We spent a happy hour talking to Frances Younson one of the Archivists about the stuff and then filled in the forms and moved on to Costco.

I love Costco because they always have things I desperately need. Today I just had to have a box of Chocolate and oat Nature Valley bars. My youngest son, for reasons that I won't go into, is now living with us again and he as discovered that there is a lot of satisfaction in a couple of those bars when he is driving his HUGE truck across the country every night.

I nearly had a picture of some fishermen but as usual by the time the camera was switched on and I had pointed it out the window we were three miles past them.


On the way home we came the pretty way along the levels - this is the coastal flat land that is only dry because of the sea wall - and I was ready. I knew the windmill was there, I had the speed judged to the millimetre and I got this

I could say that the cloud behind them looks like two people kissing...... but I think I'll just go with the windmill. I am quite pleased with this one because I managed to avoid photographing the bird poop that was on the window by sheer good luck. I didn't notice it until after I had taken the picture and I was sure that it would be perfectly in focus and right in the middle of the picture - Phew!!!


alexa said...

Your humour about the fish men and the bird poop really made me smile! Well done on capturing the modern windmill. I am sure your Dad's day books smd accounts will be well looked after and such a great source of research for someone one day.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Awesome windmill! I've been so pleased by the variety of these that people are finding. It's surprising to me that so many exist. There's a pair in Golden Gate Park which I have always wanted to visit, and I will definitely do that this summer.

Sian said...

When Little E is out and about one of the things he likes to spot is a he can shout "Windmill!" very loudly. Er, I just shouted "Windmill!"

voodoo vixen said...

I like those windmills too... but now they are popping up like weeds all around where I live in Scotland and too much of a good thing spoils it somewhat! I am the same as you, I see something and grab my bag to find the camera and we are way passed it by the time I am ready!! LOL

Anonymous said...

Had to laugh at the bit about the fishermen. Sometimes I think I should just sit there with my camera in my lap ready to snap a picture. :) Well done on the windmill.

Missus Wookie said...

Yeah at avoiding the bird poop! Great windmill. We love Costco too - well Wookie doesn't as he ends up going on his way home from work but he likes the food and prices :)