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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
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Cadair Idris and autumn foliage

43/52 for the group T189 alphabet challenge

The set theme was: V is for Vast

This was the other shot I snapped on my way home from the college during the week. Not the best view of Cadair Idris, but I hope this glimpse of a vast mountain will count for the theme.

Right now the sky is a solid grey, it's raining hard and the trees are thrashing about in the garden. There's a storm on it's way, according to the forecast, but it's pretty horrible out there already. :(

I know I go on a lot about the weather, and my Dad, uncharitably, claimed it was all I talked about when I phoned him. But the weather does affect my life. Things like whether I will be able to walk Brith depend on the weather. If it rains too hard for too long, the five minute walk to the college has to become a 10 minute drive because the underpass on the shortcut floods. I have to think about going into town for shopping: should I walk or drive? Can I dry the washing outside? And so on and so forth. But for an elderly housebound man, the weather was no longer of any importance.

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heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: October 29th, 2013 11:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Snowdon is about 40 miles north of here, surrounded by lots of other high (by UK standards!) mountains. Cadair Idris is not part of the Snowdon massif, but is the biggest mountain around here and very popular with hill walkers.
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: October 26th, 2013 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
But for an elderly housebound man, the weather was no longer of any importance.

Hmm. That's a poignant image. I've noticed I'm paying a lot more attention to the wind and the tides now that I've gone back to paddling and taken up sailing. And, of course, fishing with Liem. The tides especially. Sometimes it feels like the city is breathing in and out like a living thing, but you can only catch glimpses of it at any one time.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: October 29th, 2013 11:38 am (UTC) (Link)
It's always fascinating how what you pay attention to changes depending on one's current interests and activities. As well as noticing the weather, because it matters to me, I find myself spotting crochet clothes and soft furnishings in TV dramas now that I've started crocheting again. :)
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