Really warm again this morning and the Hogweed pictured for a day or two finally blooms – modestly as yet – but it’ll get far bigger …
Pic two – taken in May – is of 060 saddle-tank 813 up at Bury. (It’s there now) It is a shunt engine – originally from Port Talbot and later National Coal Board owned. It’s got its own ‘fund’ thingy at moment. Colours are Great Western.
But must dissassemble all things desk and pc here as the north wing needs an upgrade like the rest of upstairs. So, no more posting.
Really warm this morning so an easy eight-miler around local lanes. Red-ish things on Sycamore are ripening ‘helicopters’. Still Goldfinches about and, along river Irwell, Hogweeds are now flowering.
Hot air balloon was out again – it’s in pic two but doesn’t show – spotted from a windless Elton Reservoir embankment.
Clear up there today, pic three is of view to Whitefield/Stand etc.
As said Hogweeds fully blooming – pics on Hogweed page. Will check-out a few other locations for them.
Massive apartment-block fire in London is main news. It looks very bad. Thought these things had been ‘outlawed’ years ago as no fire-service ladder can reach beyond a few (ground) floors.
The fun front is, as ever, more or less in chaos. Public debt nears £2,000,000,000,000.00p, that’s two £trillion. No one really bothers so long as their particular belly is full! And Brexit is blamed for everything. The lady leader of the dup said, “… we’ll do what’s best for the country …” Therein lies the problem.
Mind you, her tv licence ‘stance’ makes up for a lot!
Busy at home today so no early out and about. Summat’s going-on in Radcliffe too – car-park is fenced … something being built perhaps – like a supermarket? It’ll mean buying stuff without crossing the main road. Always better – Qwik-Save was brill.
On the fun front anti-tv-licence folk, the Northern Irish dup party, are making the beeb squirm. They’re being called rotten by beeb at moment.
Rainy again this morning so a short out and about.
Wardrobes etc. nearly done …
Early bike-ride was abandoned because of inch and a half self-tapping screw in back tyre! Once back, after two mile walk, it was new wardrobe fitting time …
Talk about keeping fit! (Wardrobe fitters, pictured, had pink screw-drivers!)
Locally Hogweeds are enormous. Ten, twelve even fifteen feet. One, growing in aqueduct at Prestwich, was ten feet wide with at least two or three four and a half foot leaves. It was at least twelve feet tall. Folk walked within inches of it daily, not knowing what it was.
A lull in rain meant a full eight-miler this morning. Pic one – a ‘wild’ rose (?) along Daisyfield – mmm, never see a daisy up there …
Normally, around there, which is the furthest point from ‘home’, is where it starts to chuck it down. Whichever way you go, from there, you get soaked!
Elton Reservoir nearly in the clouds – nearby hills are.
And the Irwell Hogweeds are well blooming.
Those white florets will be about two feet across. The plants are at least ten feet tall.
The fun front still reels from a lacklustre, mediocre, perfectly normal resulted, general election. In order to carry-on Mrs Maybe has asked DUP (Ireland polis) to help give her a commons majority. Tories did this with LibDems a year or two back. Nothing silly or novel there.
But the thing is: DUP manifesto policy is awesome. One point being scrappage of tv licence tax and reform of bbc. (Probably as normal, everyday, subscription service like many others). Another point is reduction of corporation tax.
Meanwhile labourmp’s remind that nice Mr. Corbyn that he actually lost. (Would they have done better with that nice Ms Abbott in charge? She got a mega majority.)