well the trick is being self sufficient. this weekend has seen more woes with vehicles the landrover starter fault reared it’s ugly head again .
not before doing some night time photography of the roman wall on Friday night
these photos are my first attempt at night shoots since the early eighties. this is steel rig looking west you can see half of Orion.
this is sycamore gap with a starry back drop
how about this for seeing the earths movement, the starry streaks shown by the long exposure
first thing to do on Saturday in my self reliant mode was sweep the chimney
due to the Bosky wood burning range the only way to sweep the chimney is from the top, using a bag taped to the dismantled flue the soot is caught and no mess made.
bit of a tangent here, as i pen this, country file is on the beeb and it’s from the Republic. they have been to Lindisfarne, the holy island. with a potted history. then on into Cragside at Rothbury and up into the Otterburn ranges to find out about local dialect,,,,”cushty bari” i say
back to Saturday, the usual round of trap checking, this time in glorious sun. Mr’s R came with me along with the camera, we came across a casualty
bless it to look at her from a distance we thought she was dead, luckily, she was just “cast”
even so, she would have probably not survived long without righting her
once on her feet she was away like a shot.
i know, it looks like an old photo but trust me that was taken on Saturday.
on another note, this photo was taken in Kielder, apparently it’s a western screech owl. don’t know if it was free or captive, but what a cracking photo.
Sunday… after a night spent with our neighbours with good food and good craic until 5am this morning, eased along with Guinness, red wine and a very nice single malt shall we say the day started late. first job was put a little bodge job on the Landrover starter motor, in the of chance that the start fault re appears.
to get my head clear the chainsaw was pressed into action and the log pile was reduced a little.
Categories: Northumberland (the peoples republic of)