A gorgeous afternoon this afternoon was. We hooked up with some old friends and went for a walk on the north side of the River Nidd Gorge – near Scotton. I’d not explored this area before – I’m glad we did.
Elsie (a dog) is a massive fan of sticks in water combo. Everyone who’s ever had anything to do with dogs know they do ‘the skake’ when they come out of water. I was lucky enough to catch Elsie doing the shake, on super high speed (played back at normal frame rate, you get slow mo)..
I also got her having a bit of a tantrum with me for messing about with cameras instead of throwing sticks for her. Super slow mo tantrum barking..
Wet smelly dog.
After the river, we headed back to ours to eat the Coq Au Vin I’d had stewing away all day. Super nice it was as well.
Earlier in the day, I’d dropped the boys off for remembrance Sunday parade. I got to observe a bit of the proceedings. The incredible, impressive might of a synchronised milirary marching unit is a thing to behold. As was the incredibly top brassed looking navy chap – he had a sword, loads of scrambled egg on his hat and a chest full of medals. Guess a rear admiral type fella. He respectfully returned salute to a lower ranked looking navy person – hard to describe but there was something about watching that. A knowing. An acknowledgement. A respect. Generations of history and respect. I was in ASDA for the actual 11 a.m. 2 minutes silence. That was odd – a bit cheesy. Sort of a countdown, then they played bird song over the two minutes. I was with Annie. We stopped in the squash isle, and had our peace. Our peace that’s only possible, thanks to millions of those who have fallen.