This is the headstock of my very old, but trusty Fender Stratocaster that I used to “…make them cry or sing” when I played Dire Straits “Sultans of Swing” live in a pub in Leeds (when I say Leeds I mean out in the sticks in the back of beyond!).

The guitar was “given” to me by the band’s keyboard player and singer Les who owned the local video library…so now I’m dating it! Of course, it was the audience who were tending to cry when we played this fine song…we had a “get ’em off” tray that used to circulate while we played. We always said, if we raised £400 we’d stop playing…the band played on, we weren’t that bad!

A rather macabre subject today. I didn’t set this up, someone had laced this twig through the deer skull so it was at about head height…I thought it created a particularly spooky subject. For those of you who would like to see something a bit more pleasant…

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Popped out into the back garden and took a short series of dandelion shots.


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Up early this morning – I need to crack on with a 4000 word assignment…so out came the camera and procrastination set in…

Back out into the garden to try my hand at the dandelion heads again and I was pretty pleased with this one (and actually a couple of others you can see on my Flickr pages).

So, time to clean the bathroom I think 😉

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