Sunday, January 28, 2007



Blogger ramblingwoman said...

Hello Pod.

(I've never been first before. Knowing how many comments you get I feel a bit shy now)

Just caught up with your blog - man, you are weird! The cat's ears thing? I remember doing that with our cats with my lips....oooh you brought some memories/feelings there. And the dolls feet thing? YES! ME TOO! You see, we're all weird. Now where's that dart board. That would top it off.....

Now, that photo. Wonderful. Did you have a filter onthe lens? The browns/ochres inthe foreground really contrast with rest of the pic.

9:54 PM  
Blogger Wendz said...

Looks like South Africa - made me a bit homesick.

Hello RW - oh don't be shy - it's only Poddy Pie - gorgeous as he is.

12:52 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

I love it when you can see storms rolling in from a distance. We used to get that in Florida a lot.

1:38 AM  
Blogger rockmother said...

I love the way a good storm intensifies the remaining light making it sharp as a pin.

5:42 AM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

Shirt clinging to sweaty back,
Shovel dropping drying dirt,
As it tapped along the ground,
I stop, and turn again,
No visible mound, no tell tale sign,
Of work been done, of job complete.

Backpackers – who’d miss ‘em!

7:19 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

that Inconsequential is a bit creepy.

This picture made me think of the the Yorkshire Dales.

(except for the fence posts I suppose... they're not terribly British)

it makes me feel the fresh air and taste the on-coming rain.

8:56 AM  
Anonymous ja said...

"And he left them, never looking back"

Ditto on the non-Feel Good, Inc.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

I can feel the soft air. Summer.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Beautiful photo. What a light!
I enjoyed Inconsequential's full quote.

Heavy sigh, Pod?
I'm treating you to a little friendship present. My post today is dedicated to you. Hope you're feeling a little better already...

2:42 PM  
Blogger Faye Pekas said...

Nothing really ends. dear Pod. There is always tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow....

3:35 PM  
Blogger ThomP said...

Dat Podzee esq gots da so many friends! Must be the colour of his capture that collects up all the rapture...

3:50 PM  
Blogger JDA said...

Very atmospheric Pod! but where is the place?

5:17 PM  
Blogger Momentary Academic said...

The sky is terffic in this one.

12:23 AM  
Blogger Eleuktra Starsoft said...

I have a thing about horizons, Podster.

I love the way the distant countryside takes on a hazy verdigris colour, for instance. It reminds me of Possibility.

I had a full set of Ladybird books about birds as a youngster, and I loved the distance and background in the illustrations. The artist understood the mystery of backgrounds and horizons.

Same with the illustrations in the Observers Book of Birds. Archibold Thorburn. He understood the loveliness of a good horizon.

Anyway, what I mean is that I love the horizon on this picture, and the way it is layered with the mountains overlapping. I like distance and haze.

Anything is possible.

4:21 AM  
Blogger J. David Zacko-Smith said...

What a fabulous photo! It is so moody...I love that!

P.S. - did you upgrade to Blogger Beta? I used to have to sign in twice to leave a comment. *CRYING* This is much better!

5:01 AM  
Blogger Molly Bloom said...

Yes, there is always something to turn back to. When we want to sigh and turn away, there is a tug on the jumper and a little hand saying, 'I miss you' and thinking of pulling the trolley to the loo in the summer with the grey cardigan. And Boggy's wet tomato rolls and Ash's tight fluorescent shorts and Inc in his mad, skipping way towards the clickety click sign out box. Bumpy rides on buses and home again, home again, jiggedy jig.

Can you pick up a shell for me from the beach? Can you throw it into the water for me? One of the spotty ones. It is a gift that might find its way home.

6:32 AM  
Blogger Molly Bloom said...

Pod, why can't you and LP1 come and visit? My computer is all wet and squishy now. Oh bugger.

6:33 AM  
Blogger rockmother said...

Pod - where are you? Molly and Little Knitter have gone all squishy and need your help x

10:01 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

RW - no need to be shy! how funny we are fellow ear and dolly feet nibblers!! i thought i was the only thing in the whole wide world! no filter for the photo. there was a streak of sun on the foreground that is all. toodle pip!

WENDA - australia does remind me a lot of RSA, especially the coast. i should post an SA pic just pour toi x

STEVIE - yes, very dramatic to watch from afar

ROMO - aaargh...what can i do? i dont like being away from great friends?! watch out for mr postie....

INC - one down, millions to go!

LETTY - i love that smell of summer rain (cue belinda carlise...)

JA - aint no use lookin back!

REYA - is it somebody's birthday....?

NATHALIE - you are tres sweet mon ami. i loved your post, thank you beaucoup!! i liked inc's full quote too...i am feeling great also, no worries!!

FAYENESS - i know i know i know.... ;0)

THOMP! - what a poet though art ;0p

HRH JIF - tis on the way back from the blue mountains of yon m'lud ;0)

MA - ta love x

MR STARSOFT - anything is certainly possible my friend. i love horizons too. i am oft agaze at them. i want to do a project on them in a little boat, floating toward the horizon....

JD - i was forced to upgrade...with no choice at all! glad it is to your convenience though...

MOLLS - i can do ought for ye my lover!! my old grey cardigan with the red strip? that old thing? i loved that, and i know not where it went! xx

6:40 PM  
Blogger rockmother said...

Oooh - how exciting!

10:27 AM  
Blogger trixi said...

Wow - you have great angles to your shots. I love the wide open sky, but also the juxtopostion of the straight black posts with the organic wooden posts - beutiful!

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