Before the March

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Last weekend (from memory – ive been struck down with the flu…perhaps man flu even) we found ourselves amongst a gathering of protestors, protesting against the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza.

I think we got there just before it really warmed up volume wise. Here’s a few shots.

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As I write this post, I hear an announcement over the radio that Israel has agreed to a 12 hour ceasefire (after disagreeing to a week long one). Any war is a terrible thing. This one seems to have too many of its deaths inflicted on children.

 

Foggy Football

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Things have been busy lately, and shooting images has taken a back step to most other things. Waking up this morning however, I took the advantage of the heavy blanket of fog to go for a stroll with my Ricoh GRD. It seems like an age since I last used it! Morning football/soccer was on with the little tikes playing first. The poor kids – when I first arrived, they couldn’t even see the other end of their field. Some of these lil’uns struggled enough to kick the ball, let alone get lost on the field looking for it!

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Death of the Ants

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I’m not much a fan of killing anything (possibly fleas excluded). At work, ants had decided to co-exist with us in the bathroom until this Friday when I walked in to see we had given them a gift they could not refuse.
Briefly taking a moment out of my day I glanced at them, with a compassionate look. They didn’t know they were drinking poison. They didn’t know their amazing and intricate city was about to be destroyed by sickness and death. What had they done to us? Just run around and gone about their days.
If you think about that for a moment, consider how small we are in the universe. Perhaps one day someone will give us splendid treats because we run around about our days (sadly history shows we have done that to our own before)
Now, if you have read to here, snap back out of the thought. It’s not one to linger on for long!

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