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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
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Ivy on stone
15/52 for the group 2019 Weekly Alphabet Challenge

The week's theme was: O is for Organic

Organic and inorganic. Ivy grows really well in our garden and has to be pruned to keep it under control. It likes nothing better than trailing across the stone wall.

And for this I actually got the DSLR out and took a bit of care composing and processing the shot.

Ivy on stone


In other news, I'm busy editing my second video in Welsh. The next video will be about Barmouth. I had it all planned and was just waiting for a day of good weather to go and do the filming.

That day was last Wednesday and I was very lucky because the brand new lifeboat was out on the beach. They must have been practising with it and I managed to get some good shots of them dragging it up the beach and onto the trailer. As they were strapping it securely so it didn't fall off as they towed it up the beach, a female crew member appeared on deck. There was a mother with a small daughter, probably about 7 years old watching and their eyes lit up when they saw a woman as part of the crew. "Look," said the mum to the small girl. "There's a lady lifeboat person. See you can do anything you want."

So different to when I was that age...
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puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: April 14th, 2019 01:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
*cheers on the mum with the small girl*

I know things are far from perfect... but it's still cheering to realise how far we have come since I was a child.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 14th, 2019 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I was a student and a member of the Aberystwyth University Mountaineering club, we spent a weekend with the Snowdon Mountain Rescue Team. We all practised with the stretcher and other equipment during the day, but there was absolutely no question of any of the women joining an actual rescue.

I wouldn't have minded if they'd said: You're not experienced/strong/big enough (all of which were true in my case), but it was just a flat refusal to consider any of the women as suitable.

As you say, things still have a long way to go, but we have made progress during my lifetime.
seaivy From: seaivy Date: April 15th, 2019 01:52 am (UTC) (Link)
that's my kind of ivy
i just had to cut away an old growth
it was impeding steps that had to be replaced
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