Flood tourism

OK -guilty (of flood tourism). I’ve just taken a turn a few miles down the A361 to Burrowbridge and I wasn’t the only photographer there! You have to gather your material when and where you find it I suppose. Earlier posts show quite a lot of flooding in my work – you could say it’s part of where I live. My excuse also is that friends form all over (even from New Zealand) ring to ask if we’re all right and ‘What’s it like?’

The Bridge is barely ‘over troubled waters’:

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Bridge nearly under troubled water

I’ve never seen a more obvious siteDSCF4534 resized for a protest message!

This is the A361 just the other side of the bridge:

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And on the bridge I met Ravi and his colleague from Slough:

DSCF4521 resizedRavi (Ravinder Singh) has come to help out, and has rung mates from Birmingham too. He’s been helping evacuate residents and is the founder and CEO of Halsa Aid, an organisation that seems to have the aim or tackling disasters anywhere. ‘We’re not used to needing it here’, he says ‘But people everywhere need the welcome, and the warmth of someone helping out.’ ¬†Cheerfully he gave me his card with the motto ‘Recognise the whole human race as one’. ¬†( http://www.khalsaAid.org )

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Back on Dry Land?

It seems the Somerset Levels acquired fame while I was away in the parched arid Lake District.We always thought Moorlinch felt like a seaside village …DSCF4371

Although I didn’t get much painting done while we were away I managed to deliver some replacement work to the Troutback cafe:

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…(on the left hand side of the window, among other locations) which was warm, wecoming and had masses of wonderful homemade cake.

I’m also pretty sure I’ve found the subject for my 2014 Christmas card:DSCF4465

All those gorgeous colours! I usually pick a white subject (sheep,geese, swans, pony, sheep, cattle, goats, ploar bears, oh and more sheep..) and see how many colours I can work in.

And there is one little mystery I’d like to solve:DSCF4511

Who were they?