8 February 2017

Silhouetted

Yesterday afternoon,, I made a quick trip to Stanage Edge and caught these two walking companions silhouetted against a spectacular February sky. They are at the old triangulation pillar that was erected here for mapping and survey purposes back in 1938. It's just right of the walkers, peeping above the horizon.

I descended from The Edge at 5pm. A month ago it would have been pitch dark at that time. Ten minutes later I was in the car heading home to cook mashed potato, savoy cabbage  and pork loin chops with gravy and apple sauce before walking up to "The Hammer and Pincers" for the Tuesday evening pub quiz with friends Mick and Mike.

We did not win. One of the questions was "What are the four main human blood groups?" Would you have known? We didn't.

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  1. Aren't the blood groups something like A, B, BA and AB? I dimly remember something from school, decades ago... And then there's Rhesus negative or... ah, it's all a muddle in my head at the moment, sorry.

    The silhouettes look great. Trees and shrubs also make great silhouettes, I think.
    It's good to see daylight now for much longer than what it was a month ago, isn't it!

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    1. You need to do a little more homework on blood groups Meike: you forgot O!...And yes, it certainly is good to have more light these days. It lifts one's spirits.

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  2. Could do with a bit of warm weather to go with the light though YP.
    Any idea why The Weaver seems to have gone quiet.

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    1. Sometimes Mrs Weaver does go quiet for a little while but like Arnold Schwarzenegger, she will be back - I'm sure.

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  3. I am envious of your skill with the camera - those silhouette photos are excellent.

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    1. Very quickly I took six pictures of those walkers but this picture stood out as the best.

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    2. That's the big advantage of a digital camera - you can keep snapping away and delete anything you don't like.

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  4. O, A, B & AB

    Somehow, my head full of scientific trivia seems a poor substitute for your ability to produce actual art

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    1. Good girl Kylie! I award you another gold star for your chart.

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  5. See Kylie got there first, but don't O groups also split into positive and negative?

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    1. See the response below from Professor Brague...

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  6. All the groups split into positive and negative, Addy. Kylie is right with A, B, AB, and O but there are definitely A+, A-, B+, B-, O+, O-, AB+, and AB-, yes. The thing I can never seem to remember is which one is the universal donor and which one is the universal receiver.

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    1. Thank you Professor Brague. I never realised that you are a haematologist in your spare time.

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  7. A, B, AB and O. And then there are the Rh factors, negative and positive.

    I should have come to your pub quiz! :)

    Love the silhouette photo, and yes, I've been noticing (and enjoying) the longer days!

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    1. Last night beers and ales were only £2.45 a pint. If you had travelled up from London for the quiz I would have bought you a pint.

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    2. Well, that would have partly offset my train ticket! LOL!

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  8. The first photo reminds me of those wartime photos of american servicemen in the pacific

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    1. I see what you mean but Stanage Edge isn't Iwo Jima.

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  9. You've got some great walking weather when you can walk comfortably after 5!

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    1. Hibernation is almost over Red but winter can be a fickle mistress. Sometimes she gives us icy blasts well into March.

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  10. I knew the four blood groups and could have helped your team achieve victory! Oh well.

    I remember finding out that my blood type is different than BOTH of my parents'. I asked a nursing student if I needed to have a talk with my mom! LOL. But no, it's possible (so she said, anyway). Mom is A+, Dad is AB+, and I am B+. My dad's father was B+ too so I guess I got that from him.

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    1. Did your mum need a plumber or an electrician about nine months before you were born? Perhaps a pizza delivery boy...

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  11. Nope! I'd be stuck for an answer! I'd be no help!

    That first photo is brilliant, Yorkie! Love it!

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    1. Glad you appreciated the top picture Lee. Thanks.

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  12. Of course I know that! Didn't go to nursing school for nuthin', you know! That's another picture you could paint! Since the Princess and her consort moved to Rochester, MN last year, they also have a pub night on Tuesday's and when I go I get to participate too. It is lots of fun! Gotta' run now. The neighbor just called to say that a tree has fallen across the lane in all this wind. So, it's all hands on deck to get it cut up and moved down the mountain. Ta, ta!

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    1. Have fun moving the tree. I guess you'll be directing. Maybe you said before - but I didn't recall - that you were once a nurse. What did you specialise in?

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    2. Did not finish nursing school, Mr. Pudding. (Almost done and then contracted the worlds worse case of Mononucleosis and had to give up school and coffee house singing for a long time.) Decided instead to pursue Cultural Anthropology instead. So, so happy that I did!!!

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  13. Nope - apart from O and AB, I haven't a clue. There are negatives and goodness knows what else, I think, but that wasn't the question, so I wouldn't have been able to help !

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    1. Good job you didn't fly back specially from Spain for this quiz then CG.

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