23 May 2020

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Nobody likes a braggart - trumpet blowing boasters who habitually show off  and tell the world of their remarkable achievements. Both Jair Bolsonaro  and the loathsome New York City rapper D.J.Trump ought to know that. And now I am joining them.

As far as I know neither Bolsonaro nor D.J.Trump contribute to the British Geograph website so neither of those towering world statesmen have known the joy of waking up on a Saturday morning to find that one of their previous images has been chosen as "Picture of the Day":-
Similarly, neither of them will have experienced the rosy glow of satisfaction that comes when one of your images has been chosen from an extensive nominations list as the "Picture of the Week". That happened to me three weeks ago with this image taken on a valley side by Dale Dike Reservoir:-
The Guardian of the Path
There are other things I could brag about - like the day I met The Queen Mother, winning the Holderness Schools fifty yard sack race in 1964, meeting Mick Ronson (David Bowie's guitar man) or being awarded the school art prize at Beverley Grammar School in 1972.  Blah-blah-blah! But nobody likes a boasting braggart as I said before, so I had best shut up now.

45 comments:

  1. I am privileged to be one of your humble admirers YP. I can now boast that I have been insulted on a regular basis by the incredible Yorkshire Pudding no less.

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    1. Oh, and your photos aren't bad either

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    2. Thank you JayCee. Would you like my autograph?

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  2. Is the sheep called 'Nowty'? Tiz a mighty fine photo YP.

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    1. Nowty - moody, sullen and badtempered, prone to moodswings.

      "Nowty" is not a word we use over here in Yorkshire where is used ing propered Hinglish.

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    2. Nowty definition sounds like the wife.

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  3. Congratulations on the photography honours!

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    1. I bow humbly to thee thou quivering maple leaf Margie.

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  4. Hail to thee, blithe spirit! Bird thou never wirt.

    That's as close as red-blooded Americans can come to obeisance.

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    1. From you...I am happy to take that Bob.

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  5. Ah, but we should all feel good about our accomplishments and that is certainly a good one, Mr. P!

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  6. If I could take photographs as half as good as yours I would blow my trumpet very loudly indeed.

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  7. How would anyone know what you have accomplished if you don't tell us? So, I guess, you must just continue to toot on ... that is ... tooting your own horn!

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    1. I am just a steam train Marcia. Toot! Toot!

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  8. Well done thou good and faithful photographer.

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    1. Yes - faithful. Like the great hound of Yorkshire - The Yorkshire Terrier!

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  9. Another great photo from the Humble Pudding. Your last paragraph intrigues me. Can you elaborate?

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    1. That sheep was grazing and then saw me coming. She headed straight for the gap in the wall which is when I caught her attention by saying "Baa! Baa!" That is when she stopped briefly to look at me and I snapped her before she scurried away.

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  10. I think you already bragged about the art prize. LOL! Seriously, congrats on having your well-deserving photos chosen!

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    1. You get me. I am just a boring boaster. Blah-blh-blah-blah! etc.

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  11. Well done. If we don't believe in ourselves, who will?

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  12. Just looked on Geograph at your other pictures of Alport on that day. Absolutely stunning. What a fantastic day. I first went there in the 1970s (it was a walk in one of the early John Merrill books). Started a blog post about it last year, but didn't get round to finishing. Must do the walk again if I'm able.

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    1. I was there on an especially cold February day. It's very wild country north of Alport. I am most honoured that you investigated my other photos from that day.

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    2. Used to park on the main road (you can't safely do that now) and cut across to the track to the hamlet, then up behind the tower to the top, along the ridge to the trig point, continue along and then descend to where it says "grains in the water" on the map, and back along the dale, although once walked around Bleaklow Head at the top. Looks like you did a similar route. Wild is the word.

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    3. Ah! Bleaklow! I love that name and of course I have been there. At Bleaklow Stones I saw some sprayed graffiti "Tasker woz ere!"

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  13. Most - if not all - of us won't know unless you mention it here, so please continue. That is certainly a nice one that won but I confess I prefer the sheep one below it, especially after reading the story about it in your reply to Jennifer. Are you sure you didn't say "Blah! Blah!" not "Baa! Baa!" to that woolly girl? :)

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    1. Woolly girl? That makes my knees tremble!

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  14. Congratulations again for your great success on Geograph! I'm not sure they could maintain their website if not for your lovely contributions! I have to know: on that last picture, did the guardian allow you to pass?

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    1. Yes she did Bonnie. That pause was only momentary after I had said "Baa! Baa!" in my best sheepy voice.

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  15. Congratulations, The guardian of the path is a great picture, but then again I don't think I have come across any picture of yours I did not like.
    And when it comes to bragging, here is my bit: I am the proud owner of an original Theasby - the drawing of Fred Fox.

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    1. I hope that Fred is still keeping watch over you as he was instructed.

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  16. Those who can do it don't have to brag. so you can take the pictures...congratulations.

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  17. Liked your caption, Guardian of the Path, looks like it is taking its job seriously

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    1. She was only there for a brief moment.

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  18. Lovely photograph.. I think that the sheep should take some credit for standing in exactly the right place for it !

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    1. The sheep was stopped in her tracks when I imitated a horny ram - "Baa! Baaaaaa!"

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  19. Congratulations!
    All your photos are excellent YP, so how do they decide that one is better than the others? It must be a very difficult decision.

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    1. The weekly choice is made by the previous week's winner. The daily photo is chosen by one of the site moderators. Nice to see the grip is loosening in Spain C.G.!

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    2. Yes, it is, but we are still very wary.

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