Monday, 28 January 2013

Blog post! Blog post!


Last week I was in Spain,
sitting next to a mountain river,
watching students measure flow rates.
It was raining and very cold
but I was with my friend Jenny
and she is a good person to be with.

At some point that day,
even though I was cold and wet,
the creative switch in my brain
that has been turned off
flicked on again.

At the end of the afternoon
I took off my gloves and said
"would you like to see me
take a blog photo?"

Jenny laughed because
it was only a dried up brown shrub...
I don't think she believed me.

*****

for Jenny

34 comments:

  1. So glad to have u back! Alison

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  2. Hooray! So happy to see a post from you, Mrs M!
    For this, I will brave the dreaded "prove you're a human" verification box.

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  3. Welcome back!! Grand opening photographic gambit. Love it.

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  4. yea!! You're back! I've missed reading your posts!

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  5. Finallly! I have missed you, really.

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  6. How lovely to see you back again... you are always missed. And what a coincidence because when I was out this morning, I suddenly thought of you and wondered if you were ok. I was going to email you when I got back home.

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  7. You're back. hooray! I missed you.

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  8. Happy new year! I've missed you too and am so glad you're back!

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  9. It's obvious to me that it is an inspiring shrub.

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  10. This is turning out to be a good Monday; I saw a goldcrest this morning, Lewis is on the telly tonight and there is a new blog post from Alice.

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  11. I confess I didn't believe you - I am very glad to be proven wrong in such a magical way. I can't stop smiling.

    Thank you, I have lovely memories of that afternoon... seriously the smile isn't going away...
    Jenny xxx

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  12. What everyone else has said ... you were missed :)

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  13. So nice to see you back in blogland.I missed your posts and pictures. They make me think and look with different eyes to the world. Thank you that you are here again!

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  14. I hope you get a thousand comments today welcoming you back! :)

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  15. It may be merely a brown dried shrub, but it contains all the promise of spring!
    Glad your back.

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  16. Lovely to have you back Alice - nice photo!

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  17. Hooray. Normal service is resumed :-)
    Corinne

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  18. Hooray! How lovely to see you back. I've really missed your posts.x

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  19. Glad you are back, Alice. Your blog post brightened the blustery, west country, January gloom.

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  20. Oh there you are, welcome back!

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  21. Oh, you have been missed, you've been worried about and thank goodness you are back. It's wonderful.

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  22. Ah good! You're back! Lovely to see you again!
    Andrea

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  23. You've come back!

    (And I was admiring that picture even before you said anything about it!)

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  24. oh, welcome back! happy new year - may it be filled with colour and creativity :-)

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  25. never been to pleased to see a picture of a dead plant x

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  26. I agree with everyone! So glad you have started writing again! It's like getting a lovely letter in the . . . post! Welcome back!

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  27. Oh! How lovely...welcome back. That must have been an interesting feeling to be so aware of. And we get the beauty of your earthy, wintery photograph. xo

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  28. Liz in Missouri (USA)January 31, 2013

    OH YEEEEEAAAAAAA! So glad you are back!

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  29. Welcome back and a happy new year! Here as all hell breaks loose in the new term, I missed your missives which are oftentimes the sanity to which I cling.

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  30. So glad you are back, Alice! I haven't checked here for a few weeks - glad I clicked over.

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