Saturday, 5 November 2011

Saturday



The golden leaves look fabulous while hanging on the trees that created them. This morning I once again saw them strewn across the pathway, bright and golden, yet almost impossible to capture on camera.  Here they look somewhat sodden and dull yet at the time the whole area is brightened by the light, such as it is with rain clouds above, bouncing from them.  The rain has been crashing through the trees in the last 24 hours and the wee man in the shopping centre brushing them up was murmuring curses towards the small tree as he worked.  A non stop job this until the tree has lost the last leaf, I used to suffer this in times past and do not wish it again. 

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The Greeks are still at it today.  With the whole world economy finely balanced on their shoulders the PM, Papadopolous, has been playing 'cat and mouse' with the Germans and French leaders. With the cameras not available both took him aside and bounced his head off a wall a couple of times, Hoplite like, and encouraged him to see things their way.  Now, with Saturday evening upon us, nothing is really much clearer  among the Hellenes.  It does appear that a new government will appear in Greece but the umpteen billion debt remains.  Maybe this time they might ask all those millionaires that live there to pay their taxes?  What sort of nation allows the rich to avoid paying tax.....hmmmm now I think about it.....


In the south west of England a major road accident.  Several vehicles were involved in a smash.  At least seven are dead and 43 injured.  The cause as yet unknown.  Whatever the cause, drive safely where ever you are!


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6 comments:

Jenny Woolf said...

And the government is planning to reduce the speed limit - I wonder if this awful tragedy will change any minds.

soubriquet said...

I thought they were planning to increase the speed limit?

Either way, speed of itself doesn't cause accidents, though it does increase their severity.

red dirt girl said...

I see we both were considering paths to trod today. Nice photo. Not sodden or dull. The smash up is horrifying.... peace to all involved.
xxx

Adullamite said...

Jenny, The plan is to increase the limit to 80 on motorways but other roads have had many speeds reduced to fifty.

Soub, The speed plays a part clearly. However drivers speeding in bad conditions and ploughing into one another causes many problems.

RDG, Ta.

FishHawk said...

With you-all always driving on the wrong side of the road...

Adullamite said...

Fish, No we don't.