Sunday, November 27, 2011

lace exageration skating


Posted by Picasa Lacey cobwebs cover  ivy after  frost.

The sun low in the sky this afternoon tends to go the head, so long are the shadows, and so dramatically lit are people's faces and the branches of trees. It is a time for  other sorts of exaggeration. Some young mothers are chatting on domestic matters beside the playground  "My store cupboard is a bit over stocked now. I find I've got 9,000 tins of sweetcorn..." says one.

A skating link has been installed in Calverley Ground. There are floodlights and fairy lights in the trees.  Unfortunately health and safety authorities must have insisted that it is encircled by a fence, so that it is less picturesque than it might otherwise have been,  and all you can see is a sequence of body-less heads  gliding above the parapet.

5 comments:

marja-leena said...

Lovely photograph, Plutarch. Cold enough for an ice rink? It's been a monsoon here and the mountain snows are getting washed away.

Lucy said...

You've got frost already...

CC said...

Beautiful image.

Lucas said...

I concur - lovely photograph and like a painting.

Plutarch said...

There was a brief frost only. This time last year there was a heavy snowfall.