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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 28th July, 2021)

Cutting the Grass


Cutting the Grass
Now that’s what you call a Lawn Mower! Near Arley Bridge.

Photo: Denn  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Poet on 28th July 2021 at 07:43

The well oiled purr of an old mechanical mower is one of the lost sounds of summer . It fitted nicely in with Sunday afternoons and birdsong . The sound was nicely intermittent as the pusher paused between swathes to mop a brow or stopped a while to empty the clippings from the box . Now grass cutting is all incessant din and power tools . Fast , easy , efficient and unmusical .

Comment by: Maureen on 28th July 2021 at 08:36

That's a lovely shot Dennis..and a very peaceful one,just getting back to nature is what we all need.
And thank you.

Comment by: irene roberts on 28th July 2021 at 09:16

How beautifully put, Poet! I could actually see in my mind that happening in a 1950s /60s garden, so perfectly did your words bring that scene to life!

Comment by: Veronica on 28th July 2021 at 09:41

A pleasant summery photo. Farmers everywhere working the land , despite the situation of living in 'Pingland' !

Comment by: Mick on 28th July 2021 at 10:55

I know its got to be done, but just think whats being killed in this peaceful countryside photo by the grass cutter.

Comment by: Cyril on 28th July 2021 at 11:50

Wonder what all those Gulls in the background are waiting for?
There's one keeping a beady eye on you too Dennis, did you have a packed lunch in your bag.

Comment by: DTease on 28th July 2021 at 11:56

O to be in Pingland
Now that Covid's here
Locked down in Ozy's shelter
With no one coming near

It's not the isolation
That causes me to fear
But the smell from beans and cabbage
That takes so long to clear.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th July 2021 at 13:10

At least in his Lockdown bomb shelter,
Owd Ozy is doing fine, he won't even hear the ringing and pinging,
That makes folk run in fear.
As long as he has his frozen veg. and loads of cans of beer,
The gas effusions from cabbage and beans will keep his Aga going!

Comment by: Veronica on 28th July 2021 at 13:35

ps Dtease :
Worry not about clean air,
The effusions from cabbage and beans will be filtered through the Aga there !

Comment by: Edna on 28th July 2021 at 14:34

Like the photo very much Dennis.DTease, and Veronica, you're getting quite poetic.x

Comment by: Anne on 28th July 2021 at 14:36

The colours are wonderful, nature’s green and blue always work well together. Lovely piccy.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th July 2021 at 15:41

It's not exactly rhyming couplets Edna. But the foundation's of Ozy's bomb shelter may be rocked and blown away if he doesn't know about all the pinging going on. We are just gently warning him about all the effusions from cabbage and beans causing explosions. I do hope the Aga is working ok and doing the extra work of filtering, which I presume that Ozy has attached onto it with an old bike pump, to clear the air - so to speak.

Comment by: irene roberts on 28th July 2021 at 18:03

Dolly dear, one is going to need one's smelling salts in a moment! xx

Comment by: Fred Mason on 28th July 2021 at 21:26

Well said, Poet..

You have triumphed yet again

Good on yer....

Comment by: Veronica on 29th July 2021 at 00:04

I am wondering if Ozy and his bomb shelter has slipped down a sink hole and he's come back as somebody else! Pass the smelling salts Irene please.... xx

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