into the park
this morning on a special errand of mercy (the Spouse had run out of a particular tea she loves and none of the local supermarkets had any) I stopped to snap this—
—whilst thinking murky thoughts about spirits. And roofing designs. How so?
The curvaceous roofed thingy is a wee gift from one of the various cities Invercargill is ‘twinned’ with. Curved roof? Indeed … my understanding is that the Orientals curve their rooves (roofs? Bugger … now I shan’t sleep tonight until I’ve looked it up) because spirits can only fly in straight lines ‘cos curves in a roof defeat (if not deflect) them. But—
—in the background you may just make out the pyramidical shape of the roof of the Invercargill Museum. Straight lines create straight planes, and yet the Invercargill Museum seems most emphatically a ‘spirit-free’ zone. Maybe it’s just entirely possible that between them the two roofs deflect all spirits, or could it be a function also of the pyramid shape itself?
for this old dog, so I passed via a few newly blooming plants in a wee wintry garden—
WHERE ON THE WAY
to Windsor I spotted a lady with two wee doggies taking her for a walk. Too good chance not to fiddle so I used iPhoto’s tweakers to age and trim my image a bit …
—and if you look most carefully you may just spot the dogs. All good clean fun, and people seem to be taking their ‘pooper-scooper’ duties seriously—our park is actually quite clean (cleaner than it should be with five trillion dogs a week going through).
NOW, ON THE WAY
out for my walk a couple of cold wet days ago I hoofed past a local golfing course … be advised that this snap does not (r) NOT catch the bitter driving icy rain—
—and had you been there you’d have realised that there’s more than one definition to the word ‘insanity’. Only a complete and utterly loopy barking berk would be out in this weat—
—moving on, I hope you like these shots.
Awww, heck with it—here’s another, caption it how thou wilt—
—I was briefly reminded of the hoary old “Take us to your leader” theme. There’s actually a lot of human nature encapsulated in this scene …
despite all temptations and other challenges on the way I managed to complete my mission to a tea.
She is rapt …