Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Lunchtime Down the Strathy.

Frenzied gulls, their wings windmilling, circle over stubby, marooned, foraging ducks. They  scrabble and scramble for discarded tokens of bread from the lush dandelion-speckled grass. Swans extend prehistoric necks and, like mechanical diggers, thrust their orange black beaks into the ground. A constant chirrup cracks across the rippling loch. A toddler, in a military run, makes his break for it, thighs pumping high across the tarmac. His quest for freedom is stopped by a vigilant mother, although it is his trailing father who finally scoops him back into the family car. Flapping in the breeze, a saltire flag protrudes from a brick tower, garrisoned in the water. A pigeon comes up close, begging for a bite to eat. When a man and woman get out of their cars to have a chat, it is time for me to get back into mine. A new afternoon is beginning...
Strathclyde Country Park, Scotland
copyright Alan Knox


For: Theme Thursday

9 comments:

  1. very cool capture of the moment...you give it a lot of texture in your descriptions...really well done man...

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    1. Appreciate your comments Brian. Thanks.

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  2. What a great place to have lunch. You truly make such a great description for us to feel that we are there with you. Love how the little one is making a run for freedom and it is like I am watching him doing it and also to be able to see him scooped up while probably thinking about the next time he will be able to try it again.

    Thanks for sharing your lunchtime with everyone here at Theme Thursday. Now I feel the urge to make a sandwich.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks! It is a nice setting and I enjoy my visits. A bit of peace in a busy day is always appreciated.

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  3. I could almost feel the wind, so vividly done.

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  4. Sounds exactly like what happens at our local lake, just add Canada geese! What is the tower in the picture? It is elegant... in its way

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  5. Thanks for stopping by...got to confess I don't know what the tower is. It sits there in the middle of the loch for no apparent reason!

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    1. Oooh, a mystery! I may just have to look it up later *Grin* Looks like a smashing place to do lunch anyway.

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