God the week has flown by, I guess that's what a Bank Holiday does for you! I feel really distracted at the moment in a nice way, my head is so full of stuff. My brain feels like it is racing at the speed of light. I'd hate to bore you with the detail so I won't, but needless to say I like all this stimulation. I'll tell you what if you are my best friend after the competition ends I'll tell you then, after all you'll have no option but to listen, those are the conditions of winning, that is the burden of being my BEST friend.
Tomorrow should be a fun day, as you know I work 4 hours a day. I know I hear you cry, how do you manage that Phil and find time for photography and alcohol! It's a struggle I'll tell you but what price our art eh? Anyhow, my hours are 9 til 1 very civilised I think you'll agree! Work has organised tomorrow a little bit of a Jolly in the afternoon, a trip to the park, some games, some food. All at the expense of the company. Those that work the afternoon get that time off and bless them they have said if I come to the games afternoon then I can treat it like work and be paid or claim time off! Well, I'm there....I do have a competitive streak in me so they had better beware, I like to WIN!
Today's image is another from the Crete trip in March. Taken close to the village of Limnes(Λίμνες) which actually means lakes. The village is very low in altitude terms and used to be surrounded by lakes most of which have been drained for agricultural purposes and latterly for new building. We all know the possible consequences of ignoring the water table! There always seem to be someone who pays the price. Here is an aerial shot of the village. The dark patch is one of the lakes but it has now been drained, filled and built on. The photo was taken in the small plots of agricultural land that surround the village, they used to extract water from wells with windmills as shown in the photo but these now largely stand rusting and the water extraction is effortless and automated. They used to rely on no-one now they need power as much as the next guy...shame!
You did know that there was a competition going on didn't you? No? Well get yourself back there and enter. Top prize is a print and life long friendship from me. I'm even contemplating offering a 2nd and 3rd prize. Pondering that one. After such a promising start the guesses seem to have dried up, shame really. I guess most of you are my friends already so no prize there. Why not guess to make me happy?