31 October 2017

Shadow

That's me on Sunday afternoon. I am waving to you. Are you waving back? It's nice to be friendly.

You may have already realised that that's not really me at all. It's just my shadow. I was at Whinfell Quarry Gardens. It's an old stone quarry that local people have transformed into a little green oasis. Fortunately, the chestnut fencing prevented me from tumbling to the quarry floor.

If I had fallen down, I wouldn't be typing this blogpost. I would either be in a hospital bed munching grapes or lying totally still in a wooden box with brass handles.

And now I will show you what I could see from my position:-
I was about to depart for my autumnal walk along the Limb Valley when two young men appeared. They descended into the pond area and appeared to be on some sort of mission, They didn't notice me watching them from above as they furtively scrabbled about in the greenery. 

Were they burying treasure or stolen goods? Were they ardent botanists? Perhaps they were checking out film locations? It was all rather suspicious.
Anyway, it was time to go. I insisted that my shadow should come along too. As usual he complained but reluctantly followed me along The Limb Valley path as we sang in unison:-

I'm being followed by a me shadow
Me shadow, me shadow
Leapin and hoppin' on a me shadow, me shadow, me shadow---
And if I ever lose my eyes, if my colours all run dry,
Yes if I ever lose my eyes,... I won't have to cry no more.

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  1. The park bench looks a good spot to sit. It would also give a closer view of furtive goings on.

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    1. But you might get whacked by ne'er-do-wells.

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  2. Perhaps Limb Valley was the clue to the behaviour of the two young men. Did you notice if they had a chainsaw?

    You certainly would have broken a limb or two, at least, if you'd fallen down into Limb Valley.

    One does not wonder from where its name originated!

    Are you sure that is your shadow, Yorkie? This is not your ghost writing this post?

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    1. This is my Halloween post so your suspicions may be correct Lee. You can see through me! Whooo--oooo!

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  3. I'm waving too. Might be able to catch up in person next year.

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    1. It will be nice to see you and your handsome chaperone too.

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    1. Good thinking Viola... or maybe looking for those Pokemon things.

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  5. That looks like a really interesting place -- but were those guys supposed to be tromping around down there? I love the giant Chilean rhubarb plants. They're one of my favorite garden specimens -- but sadly our garden isn't big enough (or wet enough) for them!

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    1. I need to let you know that there's a sign near the entrance to Winfell Quarry Gardens, warning plant thieves that they will be prosecuted if caught.

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  6. Now I'm going to puzzle my puzzler all day as to who sang this song. Was it? Now I can't even remember his name! I'll think of it later.

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    1. Oh dear! Can you remember how to tie your shoelaces Red?

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    2. If I tie my shoes would you tell me the name of the singer? Cat Stevens ,maybe?

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  7. Cat Stevens: Moonshadow. I lived off of Tea for the Tillerman when I was 16.

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    1. You mean you used the album as a plate Vivian?

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  8. Cat Stevens, yay! I think you have modified the lyrics slightly, though :)

    Whenever I hear the word "shadow" I think of Robert Louis Stevenson's poem.

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    1. Yes. That's a nice little poem.

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  9. I lived off of Tea for the Tillerman when I was 16.


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