WPC: Off-Season

Screen Shot 2015-06-13 at 11.24.36Oh dear … everything seems off-season down here right now (except for the rugby, of course) … so let’s begin with I was strolling through the park one day, in the very merry month of May, doo dah, doo dah etc etc

and suddenly there it was, my very first out-of-season image for the season.

This (big, heavy) beast below—

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—the cricket-pitch roller, looking (and no doubt feeling) a bit unloved, unwanted, and abandoned to go all soggy in the rain. (Query: what do cricketers do in winter? They’d hardly play rugby … cricketers tend more towards the gentlemanly side of sportsmanship whereas rugby players are yer absolute basic hairy oafs.)

A real puzzler that I’ll leave to the philosophers …

THEN, OF COURSE

a quickie gallop through the Rose Garden. They (the roses) haven’t yet had their winter pruning and there were still a few blooms expressing an accommodation with their out-of-seasonality—

Screen Shot 2015-06-13 at 11.26.48—which some might say reveals something about the nature of my favourite flower.

I snapped the snap and continued onwards with intrepidation, intrepidly trekking unseasonal parkland and happening across the cheery welcome of—

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—The Cheeky Llama coffee oasis where a log fire and hot coffee rewards all who make it this far.

This being the off-season for tourists it still does a deservedly brisk trade but I’ll taiho on the outside seating for a few more months …

AND NOW

please forgive whilst I bimble off to search the snap-banks for real off-seasonal shots. Oops …

“A point of order, Mr Editor?”

“(Oh no) … yes, Argus?”

“Sir—this being winter am I allowed to use a summer shot I took in summer when it wasn’t out of season, but would be if I could now?”

“Argie … why don’t you just shoot the winter solstice and claim you got a bit confused?”

Well now — there’s a thought …

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NIL DESPERRATUM

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