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Stop for a moment and look - Helen's journal and online home
In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
Stop for a moment and look
The process of setting up the new computer trundles slowly on. Today I added a few more programs, like ToDoList, Adobe reader and OpenOffice. I set up Skype and I also installed Thunderbird for email and made a note of all the Turnpike settings. I haven't actually tried to set up Thunderbird to collect messages yet. That can wait until tomorrow when I'm less tired.

Anyway, after a day of sitting at the computer, I toddled out at about 5 pm to have a quick walk and to see what I could find. After a gloomy day, the sun was occasionally peeking through the clouds, just enough to add a sheen to this horse's coat.

Bay horse

Beyond the horse's field, there is a path leading into a wood where there are old, twisted ivy stems climbing the tree trunks.

Twisted ivy stems

This was once the site of a quarry, probably where a lot of the building stone for the town came from. Whoever designed the walk through the woods wanted to make sure that you stayed safely on the path.

Don't fall down the hole!

Here's a closer view of the sign...

Danger of falling sign

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished

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halfmoon_mollie From: halfmoon_mollie Date: April 25th, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been using Thunderbird for quite awhile for my email. I like it very much.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 26th, 2013 08:05 am (UTC) (Link)
It seems to be the one most like Turnpike, which is the program I've been using since 1996. Sadly, Turnpike is no longer being updated and it just won't run under Windows 8. Some people have tried running Turnpike under some sort of emulator, but I have no intention of doing anything that complicated, so I need to make the move to something else. I have dabbled with Thunderbird on a different computer, so it's not totally unfamiliar. It's just that it's like having to start wearing a new pair of shoes that feel a bit tight and uncomfortable compared to the really comfy pair that you've been wearing for years. :(
sartorias From: sartorias Date: April 25th, 2013 08:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
That tree is AMAZING.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 26th, 2013 08:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Ivy is quite an amazing plant. It starts out really slender, but eventually it turns into what is, in effect, a tree.
la_marquise_de_ From: la_marquise_de_ Date: April 25th, 2013 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
There is a story in that ivy. Lovely texture.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 26th, 2013 08:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. It was the shapes and the textures that caught my eye. In the summer, it would be harder to photograph because it gets very dark in the woods when the trees are in full leaf.
artkouros From: artkouros Date: April 25th, 2013 11:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
It looks like it says "Danger - potatoes are further away than they look!"
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 26th, 2013 08:06 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL! Yes, let that be a warning to those who try to gather potatoes on the very edge of cliffs. :)
nutmeg3 From: nutmeg3 Date: April 26th, 2013 01:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I love that sign! And the ivy-tree is very creepy (a compliment), and of course I love the horse and want to kiss his sweet soft nose.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 26th, 2013 08:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Ivy is creepy in both senses of the word. It tries to creep up our house walls, but we won't let it for fear it would damage the pebble dashing and make the house damp.
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