Friday, 20 April 2007

What Does This Picture Say To YOU? ........

OK......... so yesterday saw me drop nine off for school and pre-school, which left me with just the 2 babies..... I didnt wanna go home, so I decided to have a little drive down the back lanes to the next village and explore some of the little lanes I aint been down before...... If you go up Pit Hill the road disappears and its just a track which comes out near Speltham Hill..... no one really uses these back lanes except for the people in the well old beautiful houses set back from the tracks....

I know I needed a good cry yesterday so it was nice to just drive and drive and cry and explore ....... I stopped every so often in the middle of the lanes and snapped a few photos...... Im quite pleased with them.......

The first so sums up how I felt yesterday......... see what that first photo says to YOU..... Im not much of a photographer, BUT I so like this photo.... to me it says it all...

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This is the lane I was driving down..... if Lynn is reading this........ this photo is what I was on about before.... with no pavements...... this is the road I want to be on....

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The field seems to stretch on forever....... I sat by this field whilst the babies were sleeping...... just sat in the sun for maybe an hour..... the photo does not do it justice........ it was so yellow so brilliantly yellow it almost hurt me eyes to gaze into it.....

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This tree, or dead tree, its life strangled out of it by the ivy....... well it says it all......... it was a sign I think........

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This little lane/path I will go an explore this weekend on me own, I couldnt leave the babies in the car to go and see what lie at the end of this tunnel.... but over the weekend Im gonna go back and see where it leads..........

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This little lone bluebell is ME :) this side of the fence, whilst everyone else is the other side lol

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This last photo is of the same bluebell woods, except I reached through the barbed wire...... it is nice BUT it didnt grab me and shake me like the first bluebell photo......

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See, I can do boring posts to ya know....... just in a reflective place, thats all.......

Enuff boring Twaddling photos for a Friday.......

x

46 comments:

the psycho therapist said...

::sigh::

{{{{{Mel and me}}}}}

I know you enough to have a very good sense of what these photos say to you...and it evokes sadness in my heart.

To me, since this is what you've asked, each is beautiful and quiet and peace-filled and solitary. I feel a pull to be in each one, at each place, with each ruralscape you've depicted.

Beauty lies in each.
That is what I see.

And, in you.
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I hope your son delivered the message exactly as spoken.

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OrdinaryShark said...

((Mel))- I am so, so sorry...but it wasn't boring. The photographs are quite striking and I am right envious. You live in a beautiful area. I would love to see the deep, intense, vibrant, consuming yellow.

Since you needed a good cry, I hope you got one.
The barbed wire in the first photo is inescapable. I divides the viewer from the land beyond. Very exclusionary.
The second is much more inviting and reminds me of the road to my house in New Hampster. Rather comforting and familiar I think.
A fine day to you, Madam.

Lora said...

Some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen....only ones better are the ones takin of me...lol....*hooks self up to a lie detector*....I'm gonna fly back over one day and I'd love see these same places. In all seriousness, I've also takin rides to cry in peace. God's love is shown in places and in people, but also is God's humor ! ;-)

eddie said...

the pictures were great, and your site is anything but boring, i always lmao

Side Note said...

Regarding the barbed wire, it was your choice to include it in the photograph. It would also be your choice to step past it and view what lies beyond. We make those choices every day. For me, it's more real to include it as it can only serve as a reminder to the beauty that dominates the image.

JBelle said...

Wendy has a much keener eye than me. I see gorgeous pictures. I loved them. you. :)

fatty said...

i have lurked around your blog for some time and absolutely love the humorous happenings.
never boring.. including today.
the pictures are beautiful.

ciara said...

if u want boring, all u have to do is hop over to my blob. most boring twaddle ever, since there's only one entry, and not a good one at that! lol i like chkin out ur twaddles n pics :) ((((mel))))xoxo

Lynn said...

Marmite, my fence-sitting friend, I SO understand. I see your feelings in every photo. They remind me of my own.

"...if Lynn is reading this........ this photo is what I was on about before.... with no pavements...... this is the road I want to be on...."

Of course, I'm reading, AND you have already left the pavement, dear. That's what brings the feelings that inspire the words and the pictures. You're not alone.

You have inspired me once again. I'd better charge the camera for the weekend. I have something special to show you -- hell, it's to show us both. I'll email you tonight after I feed the kids.

Love ya, Marms.

Susan said...

Marmie,
I'm sorry you are sad. Wish I could cheer you up.

I love your pictures by the way. They are beautiful.

I read your last post. Enough boring Twaddle? Yeah right, you got 45 comments on that boring twaddle.

We call a Barbeque a Barbeque around here, but it better have some good meat and some good BBQ sauce. If it is just hot dogs and hamburgers it isn't a BBQ, just a cookout. Ya have to keep up a certain standard, ya know.

If ya ever get to Texas I will take you to my favorite BBQ place. Oh my gosh, I could eat like 4 of their chopped BBQ sandwiches and not regret it.

I think you are the perfect mom for 4 boys. I really do. I think I would have gone crazy by this point. You are a strong woman.

Love, Love, Love.

MarmiteToasty said...

Im not a very good photographer, but I thought these could of been pictures from me mind..... :)

~(((Wendy)))~ you can so read me like a book.... just dont thumb through the pages to fast and NEVER turn the corner of the page down to make a crease lol and nah, no beauty here.... that is you...

and yes, my Jacob relayed exactly what you said this morning as he rushed out the door for school......'oh mum, Wendy rang last night and she is gonna kick your arse' lol ..... and he said arse not ass :)

xxxxx

~(((Shark)))~ no need to be sorry, ya aint done nuffin wrong lol.... and sometimes ya just have to let loose and cry Cry CRY..... it was just strange how the morning captured on film exactly how I was feeling.....

That yellow field was so very very bright it was mezmorizing.... it was so very quiet and piecefull just sitting there.....

The second one is like the lane down to your house? oh my..... that second picture is the lane I need to walk lol xx

~(((lora)))~ you my friend are more beautiful then any photo I could take..... I was pretty chufted though when I put them on the computer....xx

~((Eddie)))~ arh so another one that laffs at me life ;) xx

~(((SideNote)))~ do you know that when I took the first picture, I knew there was barbedwire there but I didnt realise until they was loaded on the computer how intense it made me feel.... and ya know sometimes ya have to sit this side of the fence, it makes ya appreciate the other side where all the flowers are..... xx

~(((JBelle)))~ beautiful pictures, well maybe not really photographically correct but, they just captured exactly the essense of me feelings..... xx

~Fatty~ hi you blurker :) - well today is just different.... fanks for lurking - is a bloody lurker a blurker? :)

~((Ciara slag))~ :) you is probably one of the least boring people I knows.. gawds sake..... xx

~((Lynn))~ I find if ya sit on the fence to long, it well chaffs ya landing flaps... so best to sit with ya legs both dangly one side..... :) I LOVES me camera... and I hardly ever go anywhere without it... aint that lane picture just the bestest..... thats my road that I need to walk down...... xxxx

~((((Susan))))~ hey, dont be sorry, it'll sort.... something just knocked me off me feet thats all.....and its made me question so very much SO very much.......and I dont know about a good mum, this week I felt I had failed.... and that was like a bit of 4x2 smacking me in the temple with a stickie out nail in the end....

and Twaddle is just a load of bollocks ya know lol

I WILL get to Texas and you WILL take me to that BBQ place, as long as its not them rib things..... dont do pork ya know lol (((Susan))) love you to xxxx

Oh, and now Shark has his own blob and Starr aint about, I suppose I'll have to turn me own dam lights off....... maybe I'll sleep with them on tonight.....

nite maties and fanks, you know what for.... xxx

Carla said...

Truly they are beautiful lovely pictures. Looks like a beautiful place to explore.

Susan said...

Pork, hell no. Around here it is beef. Are you kidding??????
The nickname for my town is Cowtown. Remember, standards.

MarmiteToasty said...

~carla~ welcome to the nuthouse..... I ought to have a go at taking some photos with the well proper camera and all the different lenses I have upstairs shoved in the cupboard....... I bought the set up years ago for me X, it was mega expensive :) its got 4 or 5 different lense things, he, for some reason removed all me nice clothes from me cupboards and disposed of them when he left...... but forgot to take his photographic equipment that was in the same cupboard lol..... can we say 'tosser'...... the only thing is, ya have to wait until ya photos are developed before ya can have a butchers..... x

~(((Susan)))~ cripes cow ribs? goodness, now I have visions of this HUGE cow ribcage sat on me plate, just like in the cartoon character 'Desparate Dan' from the Dandy Comic, or was it The Beano..... :).... ya really eat cow ribs? LOL *wiping that vision of GIANT ribs from me head*..... xxxxxxx

MarmiteToasty said...

ps........ as I sit here typing...... Janet is sat next to me chair making clucking noises LOL....... she is one crazy wonderful chicken......one of me cats is sitting on this computer table and keeps dangling its tail on Janets head......... BLEEDIN MAD HOUSE..... there is no hope lol

x

Susan said...

Oh my goodness. I can't believe I am this crazy. I was mainly talking about Beef BBQ in general, but yes, people eat Beef Ribs. In fact, there is alot of meet in the rib area, so people can make roasts and steaks. This is where the Ribeye Steak comes from which is only the best steak ever.
http://www.txbeef.org/cuts_detail.php3?this_section=Rib

E. H. said...

I never guessed that such places and dirt roads existed in your neck of the woods. We have a kazillion miles of one lane dirt mountain "roads" with incredible views and vistas. I was up at the Centre of the Universe yesterday and the snow level was still low so it will be a while before the prime areas are accessable without snowshoes.

Silver Valley Girl said...

I stop in every so often to see what is going on on your side of the ocean, and what a beautiful and pleasant surprise (certainly not boring) I had this morning. Your post touched me. Thank you.

MarmiteToasty said...

~(((Susan)))~ :) when we over here refer to a BBQ it means anything that ya lob on the charcoals :)... be it chicken or kebabs or sausages or burgers anything..... I would love to go to one of those doodle BBQs though that we see on the telly in films...... :) xxx

~(((Star)))~ so what did you think it was like in my neck of the woods? aye? aye?.... obviously its not the 'outback' like you have in Idaho..... or Washington..... god that places looks inviting..... but its just English Countryside in the Mean Valley :) xx

~Silver~ welcome, I had no idea you popped over to have a butchers...... glad you found it a pleasant surprise..... I didnt know if it would be to deep..... xx

E. H. said...

No idea what it looked like. I thought, maybe a lot of ocean frontage and city/industrial areas with gobs of people about. not the "outback" here. Sure some areas are semi outback, but if you want outback I suggest one go a couple of hours N, S, or E. I think the best outback is from Sandpoint north into Canada.

Catch said...

what gorgeous photos! I can see tranquility in all of them! You must have felt refreshed after the drive! Thank you for sharing...they are truly lovely. And thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog....you are always welcome!

ciara said...

(((mel)))forgot to mention what i thought when i saw that pic of the single bluebelle, and u said that was you. what i thought when u said that is that you are unique, one of a kind, and u don't go along w the crowd, living your life as you please. i tell ya, i'd rather be the single bluebelle, than part of the bluebelle crowd. xoxo

MarmiteToasty said...

~(((Starr)))~ well I live nestled in the Meon Valley..... its just 14 minutes over the hill though to the sea..... if you look at the map of my bit of the Southcoast you will see so many seafronts, from little harbours with mudflats to sandy beaches to ancient pubs sat on the waters edge to the hussle and bussle of Portsmouth Harbour with globs of people...... its so very very different within just a matter of a few miles...... Chichester harbour Basin with Bosham so old and gorgious, did you know that King Canute is buried in Bosham church.... then Bracklesham Bay and the Witterings with their long long sandy beaches to Langstone Harbour with The Royal Oak Oub and the mudflats.... then Hayling which sticks out into the ocean with one road on and one road off, then Southsea Seafront and the prom and then the harbour with the most busiest shipping lane in the world..... see thats all just over Portsdown hill and 14 minutes from here :) so I sort of have the best of both worlds...... its strange how one never really appreciates whats on ones doorstep........xxxxx

~catch~ fanks for popping over :) I hope you come back and scroll down and read some of the other rubbish..... xx

~((((Ciara slagbag))))~ well maybe just sometimes I dont wanna be different or to stand alone LOL........ :) xxxxx

Captain Bluebell said...

Thoes are Bluebells! Bluebells of Scotland is my FAVOURITE song. Dah daaaa da da daaaa dah dada daaa dah dah dah dah dah.

E. H. said...

Cowie will like it there.

MarmiteToasty said...

~captain~ welcome....... and I could of named that tune in 2 LMFAO...... how did you stumble through the door? hope ya scrolled back to have a butchers.....

~(((Starr)))~ ok you are gonna think Im mental..... probably rightly so....... but I expect we will take cowie out on a tour of the area lol....... ya know..... just so he aint missing doodle land LOL xxx

E. H. said...

Not mental...a loon. I would like to think I will be able to see the area through Cowie' eyes. Yet, let's face it. Cowie has no eyes. Sorry Cowie.

Captain Bluebell said...

I Googled "gawd's sake."

MarmiteToasty said...

~((Starr))~ ok, you have inspired me lol....... when cowie arrives, we will take him out for real and take photos of him in all the places I mentioned lol........ :) - like I aint got nuffin better to do....... but I will think of it as a challenge........ xx

~Captain~ cripes..... I just googled 'gawds sake' and bloody hell....... how come Twaddle is there....... well I'll be buggered..... had no idea that blobs came up on google under heading words lol....... bloody dinlo or what..... so Captain, where ya from? x

ciara said...

well, (((mel))), u don't always gotta stand alone...you got all us nutters here that visit ur blog! lol but i do understand where you are coming from. and why the hell do ur pictures come out all wonderful in color, whereas, mine look crappy? lol wish i had the dosh to get a better camera..oh well lol love ya xoxo

E. H. said...

Actually, heh, heh, heh, I had PROMISED Cowie Grand Marshall of a PARADE. You know...brass band, drill team...Well dang it all, I had to promise her something...4 to 6 weeks in that box. Sorry I waited so long to mention it. Just kind of slipped my mind. Pictures of the parade...now that would be nice.

the psycho therapist said...

Hey you, just passing through...it's taken a bit but I'm here, looking at you, kid.
:)


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MarmiteToasty said...

~(((Starr)))~ Jebus, I'll take cowie to the bloody Southsea Parade and shove him on one of the floats lol..... gawds sake..... :)..... thats it, Im on a mission now....... and you ask me maties irl, when Mels on a mission there is NO stopping her lol xx

~(((((((Wendy)))))))))~ HUGE HUGS, you know I would take all your bags and carry them for you, if I could..... Id just shove them on me shoulders or in me rucksack and hold ya hand and give ya a rest from it ALL........... know that I love you xxxxxxx

MarmiteToasty said...

crikey - who would of thought a few boring photos of the lanes around where I live, would of generated so many comments lol.....

:) xx

The Fool said...

Marmie...I stopped by yesterday, and I found it real difficult to write upon the first photo. It speaks at so many levels...and I'm sure it hits everyone in a different way. I can sense restriction, a portent, or denial...yest also muster the defiance of restriction, discount a portent and accept. That photo is a tough call.

I enjoyed the rest of the photos. They enticed. I'd like to walk the lane, or set in that field of gold. I am drawn more to their evocation.

Thanks for sharing, Marmie.

Have a great Sunday! I've been way too involved in other people's blogs today...gonna go out and do something for my own soul.

Hugs, matie.

The Fool said...

...and that "way too involve was not a notation with regard to here...

I just finished writing a couple of posts worth trying to "explain" an alternative perspective on someone else's site. I should know better...

But ain't reader involvement the blogger's crave? I guess I helped someone else get their fix today.

:)

MarmiteToasty said...

~(((Foolie))))~ well that first photo I took just screamed at me.... it was strange how the photos I took on thursday reflected exactly how I felt inside........

I know the photos aint photographically correct, but, well, I aint no photographer lol

Anyways.... fanks for popping over..... I know ya a busy bee........

Ok....... its midnight here, and I need me ugly sleep...... and bloody Shark is bunking off on his duties......... so someone unplug and turn off the lights......

nite....... xx

E. H. said...

Great News! Cowie will be so excited. Oh, the pictures...I forgot thats what the topic is. Well, stew. Yep, stew is what comes to mind. You see they all show comfy little areas for little wabbits to eat, hide, and play. I do love wabbit stew. So there it is, stew. Need to go pick up some shotgun shells.

OrdinaryShark said...

Hey Star- I was out picking up trash today and came across several 12 shells (ordinance) want 'em? So cowie is on her way? I'd lost track of the saga. Good she will enjoy the country. Does everyone get a parade Marm.

AND just because I have a blob you think I wouldn't come here for my entertainment and find out what everyone's up to? It's nor like I get the volume you do. Crikey. (Strine)
And ALSO, I've not been neglecting my duties, I've just had no internet at the house here. So the lot of youse clear owt cause I'm gonna hit the hay any Mel want the stinking light turned owt!

eddie said...

I laugh in a good way because you have so much fun in life you the boys the chicken, i love it..

ciara said...

i was just thinking, i, too, am like that lone bluebell. not in the same way as u, but in the way that i'm isolated here. no friends, no family, i don't go anywhere, don't do anything, and steve's at work 10-12 hrs a day. we could trade lives if u'd like lol i think i'd rather struggle and live my life to the fullest, than to have it easy and not do anything w myself. anyways, just rambling...

Lynn said...

xxxxx

E. H. said...

Its a little after 3 here. Turn out the lights as you head out for the day, will ya.

MarmiteToasty said...

~((Starr)))~ actually there are loads of bunnys around here..... could do with knowing a good poacher blokie, cos I LOVE rabbet stew :)...... x

~(((Shark))~ fanks for lobbing everyone out lol..... ;)

Everyone gets a parade if they come visit, or like cowie comes to stay for good :) - cripes sorry ya still without internet..... do ya need for me to send you a 'care parcel' LOL......

ok ok just noticed the word 'entertainment' quickly donning me clown shoes and me red nose ;).... xxxx

~(((Eddie)))~ well it aint all plain sailing ya know lol..... but glad we makes ya smile..... xx

~(((ciara)))~ swapping me life in the Meon Valley for life in California lol..... well the maties part is down to you..... go pick the kids up from school and hang around the playground when ya wait for them to come out.... ya will soon find someone as much of a loon as you lol..... or get involved in ya community there...... I know hundreds of people here, ok well they probably know of me more lol...... cos Ive been involved in me community from ground level up to senior schools.....and for some reason old people always stop and chat to me.... I loves the elderly.... ya see, me, well I talk to just about anyone :)...... just like the lost pets, people seem to gravitate towards me like Im some loon magnet lol

or find a little part-time job.... or volunteer....

Me job can get well lonely and isolated some days..... but I have to make meself get out and do stuff.....

Least ya get a good 'seeing to' most nights LMFAO..... whether Steve is working 10 or 12 hours LOL..... ok, I'll swap with ya for a week..... before me heal-over becomes perminant ;) LOL

Aye... has Steve got a brother that would marry me lol.... then at least me and you would have a right proper laff everyday :)..... and ya can waffle here as much as ya like :)..... loves ya xxx

~(((Starr))~ GET TO BED gawds sake....... :) xx

MarmiteToasty said...

~(((Lynn)))~ xxx back at ya.....

green libertarian said...

I just love your pictures Mel. Love those little lanes, hope you can show me that some day.