Friday, 2 September 2011

Horizons...

This video was taken at twilight from Southwold pier in Suffolk, as a formation of birds flew overhead and off out to sea. I found this perfectly enchanting and thought I would share it with you here...

16 comments:

  1. Unusual amount of birds there. I wonder where they were off to?

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  2. Dear Mr. Many Coats,

    Yes, an impressive number of birds. I believe that they might have heard about the wonderful crinkle-crankle wall opposite Bramfield church, less than five minutes flight from here (as the crow flies)

    ~ Munro Tweeder-Harris, Esq. ~

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  3. I suspect you are right Mr Tweeder-Harris, for i have often thought that birds must muse over the many follies of man including their need to impose wobbly walls when straight ones would clearly do...

    +Many Coats+

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  4. Serpentine walls, like tweed and Ragged Ramblers, combine function with aesthetically pleasing form - anything less just won't do...

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  5. My dear Tweeder-Harris. Are you suggesting that birds have no taste? If so what of the bower bird who decorates a grass bower with lovely things in order to attract a mate? An aberration or perhaps a sign that Ragged Ramblers and birds have something in common other than their love of church towers and other nooks and crannies!

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  6. Au contraire Monsieur Many Coats, surely it is you who cast doubt over the taste of the birds. After all, if they think of a lovely crinkle crankle wall as a human folly - why, does that not suggest that they are bereft of aesthetic appreciation!

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  7. Stumpy little pier, prufer Sarfend...

    PS I ditn't do it!

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  8. It seems that you have me Mr Tweeder-Harris, although in my defence to talk of the follies of man is not necessarily to decry the human love of frippery. I myself have often been seen to behave foolishly and as I'm sure you are aware my garden path is 'crinkle crankle' in design even though my back door and the shed door at the far end of my plot run parallel. Quite what the birds think of this I can not answer with any degree of certainty, although I have had the same pair of collared doves nesting in one of my trees for a few years now, so I assume that they are OK with it.

    +Many Coats+

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  9. Sarfind pier is nar crinkle crankle if yar nar whot I meen by crickey, luv a duk an ole that, me ole cok sparra, have a banana up the apple an pears, but not on sarfind pier!

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  10. All I can say, is that it is a beautiful view guys!

    You should come down here to Winchester to do something like that from the top of the cathedral or St Catherine's hill!

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  11. My Dear Wuhstry. It is many a Ragged Rambler's dream to tread the ancient highways and byways of Winchester and ascend its glorious towers...

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  12. WUHistory,

    RSAR members also harbour (if you'll excuse the pun) ambitions to don a deep-sea divers outfit and explore the foundations of your very long cathedral.

    Huzzah!

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