Slow painting

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Noticeboard chromatography


This is what winter does in Scotland. The damp seeps in everywhere, obliterating even this Ode pinned up inside the glass case of the site noticboard. It creates its own beauty, of course, but the Ode to (I presume) a Fox has been lost. Hopefully the poet will put up a fresh copy once the weather dries out.

12 comments:

Jo said...

Ah, what a shame. I'd like to hear the ode to a fox. It sounds like the author has witnessed the mischief which foxes get up to first hand.

Green Lane Allotments said...

The same used to happen on our site noticeboard - that is when we actually had one!

EG Wow said...

Winter isn't kind to signs here either. The colours are interesting in the "new design."

clairz said...

Lovely photo--what a wonderful eye you have, Linda. I don't think we have foxes, but I have always loved the sound of the coyotes singing on a moonlit night.

Mark Willis said...

My own personal "Ode to the Fox" would not be very polite...

Fay McKenzie said...

No foxes here either but our noticeboards suffer the same (albeit not so beautiful) demise. Only ever saw a fox once late walking home in Edinburgh after a party!

Linda said...

Interesting to hear all the different encounters with foxes. Mark is evidently not a fan. And clairz's singing coyotes add an exotic touch!

The Barefoot Crofter said...

No foxes on the Island either, and as far as i know, the escaped mink are not as much as a problem where we are.
Thanks for you comments too.
xx

Linda said...

Jacqui and Fay, you're lucky as islanders not to have foxes. I'd forgotten about the escaped mink. These non-native imports always do seem to escape, no matter what assurances are given. I'm not so keen on the plans to re-introduce bears and wolves and so on to the Highlands - I want to be able to go for a walk without being afraid that I'll be eaten.

donna said...

Linda dear, only you would think to blog about such a subject and make it both appealing and beautiful.

donna

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Yes, there is a beauty to the bleeding colors.

You asked me about robins coming in spring. Robins fly south, I'm not sure how far, in late fall, and come back in late winter. They are considered a sign spring is on its way here. May 16 is our average last frost date.

Hilde said...

Love the photos, Linda, interesting colourful shapes!
Here we can hear the foxes from the woods, but we rarely see them.

Ha en fin uke :)