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Not Waving But Drowning At Bathampton Meadows, Bath.

20-04-2007 · Comments (16)
Categories: Hasselblad SWC/M  Kodak Portra 400  

More jobs applied for today...a few on-line, the thing that is slightly disturbing me is that the jobs I am picking are jobs that I ought to be able to do with my hands tied behind my back with a blindfold on...I am even going for part time jobs that will probably pay for 10 rolls of film a month and yet I get no response...not a word. Of course no-one responds to job applications these days anyway, there is always the disclaimer in the application that if you haven't heard from us in 2 weeks or whatever then you have been unsuccessful...how shit is that, no feedback in fact no way of knowing even if they have received the bloody application. It's no wonder that the middle aged feel marginalised and ignored....fuck I've said it I'm middle aged! OK I'm off to a sensible clothes shop tomorrow that sell those trousers that have the elasticated waist band...you know for a little more comfort...after all I don't want to know exactly how much my middle aged waistband is expanding by....and these stretch pants take away that worry. I have also been told that I can get some string contraption that will attach to my glasses so I can wear them around my neck and so always have them with me....perhaps in some faux gold substance.
I am also worried that I will resort to buying best of cds and listen to only those classic gold radio stations.....yeah some great songs from the 70's and 80's.....someone wake me up from this hell! The only saving grace is that I have no kids around the house, I would hate to utter those phrases 'What's that rubbish you are listening to?' 'You need to listen to some real music, now the 70's and 80's that was real music' Someone kill me now if I ever suggest I am about to say that.....move away Phil...think of other things! Can you tell the job thing is having a negative effect on me? I suddenly feel like I have no real purpose.....and yet I care and don't care.....confused and wondering if drugs and or alcohol will remedy this? Bugger confused now!

OK so as an antidote to these negative worries I took myself off in an attempt to take pretty pictures....limited success with increased levels of pollen due to fields of oil seed rape that look as pretty as a picture but put me through torture every year. More attempts to take the photo that is in my head...not a chance! I need to change the camera, luckily the rape isn't in full flower yet so I will return!
You will notice that the only thing I am not moaning about is the weather....it feels more like June at the moment and has since we returned from Crete.....the ground is cracking up and it just feels like summer. I'm never happier than when moaning about the British weather but alas I am unable to....long live global warming!

Today's photo as the crow flies is about 200 yards from the house. The land there is a water meadow so as soon as we get any moderate amounts of rain it floods. As you can imagine at the moment the levels are very low but this was taken back in March after I returned from Crete and there had been quite a lot of rain. It was very beautiful in all of it's flooded beauty. Here is a map of the area and here is an aerial view so you can get a feel for the lay of the land.

I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning. - Stevie Smith

Listening to: "Lua" (I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning) - Bright Eyes

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