What can be more out-of-season (and forlorn~!) than a kiddies’ playground in midwinter?
Don’t let the brightness of the day fool you—them kids ain’t dumb (just guys with cameras and no mittens)—
—after which I happened again over the ‘swing for kids in wheelchairs‘.
Can’t remember if I’d posted a shot of it in the past but certainly it’s waaaaay out of season right now. (I was the only moving soul in the playground until some dude hurried through with a wee woofer, both probably with their mind on other things.) Here’s your unseasonal swing—
below (I finally found it! Yay!) a snap of the print (old shoebox, in the garage) of my beloved Spouse, taken at Slain’s Castle in Scotland. According to the locals Dracula stayed there once, or something. It would have been just a brief stay I imagine—a bit chilly in winter, with no roof.
We enjoyed prowling through though.
Not overly castle-like — to my mind castles should be made of stone rather than bricks, have a nice moat, arrow-slits, and have a frilly edge along the top.
Here’s an image (sadly not one of mine) of Slain’s Castle that I pulled off the web. Wiki and Google carry between them oodles of info and snaps, and an excellent wee you-tube or two that take you right through the place. It’s fascinating to retrace (via the Tube) steps you actually took decades ago, and see that others take the same snaps of the same things that you found interesting yourself.
Dammit … there’s many hundreds of prints out there in the garage, and slides too; so maybe one day—but the season had better be warmer~!
Anyway … fascinating as they may be, castles are mostly out-of-season these days. Challenge met?