Here & There - Time Flies
w/e 28 July 2019
All of this week's pictures were
taken with a Kodak DX6490
I didn't fancy wandering around in the record breaking
temperatures and the heatwave we've been experiencing this week
so I don't have any "new" images to offer. When the
weather did break I had other things to do which more or less
forced my hand. I began to think about the places we've visited
around this time of year during the last decade and was surprised
by how long ago it was since some of those excursions. But as
the expression goes "Time flies when you're having fun!"
And it has been rather enjoyable to see these places so this
selection of pictures come from various locations both locally
and a little further afield. Although they have been taken over
a number of years, , I don't think any of them have previously
been seen on this site.
I still find it hard to believe that this view of the countryside
around Alport Heights at Ashleyhay was taken nine years ago in
And it is equally startling to realise it is eight years since
we walked among the tree tops in the National Forest in the Conkers
attraction at Moira in 2011.
The London Olympics of 2012 still last long in the memory but
we've had Rio 2016 since then and are only a year away from Tokyo
2020. This picture though is one I took whilst following the
Village Trail at Draycott seven years ago as the village got
in the mood for the London Games in 2012.
It was another trail we followed a year later from Trowell which
took us along the disused Nottingham Canal at the end of July
Looking back through the archives my initial reaction was "Is
it really five years since we were in Loughborough?" but
the answer provided by this picture taken in Queen's Park in
July 2014 confirms that it definitely was.
I had a similar reaction when I found that it was four years
since we went to Chesterfield to visit Tapton Lock and enjoyed
a walk along the Chesterfield Canal from there in 2015.
Even though our visit to Kelham Hall in 2016 was only three years
ago it really doesn't seem that long. This was a trip with a
group from church and probably because I see most of them regularly,
it has shortened the passage of time. But as I said earlier,
time flies and this image only serves to prove it.
Two years ago during the summer of 2017 it was standing room
only at The Beach in the grounds of the Erewash Museum but this
could have been any of a number of recent years as it is an annual
occurrence so so I don't get that feeling of "Has it been
that long since ....?"
There has been much talk this week about the weather and the
hot days particularly on Thursday when records tumbled across
Europe but the prolonged fine, dry weather of 2018 meant that
we were able to pick blackberries in our garden this time last
year. This year although a good harvest is still likely, none
are ready for picking.
Which brings us to this year. I was hoping to get some shots
of the Summer Sounds event in Victoria Park this afternoon Sunday
July 28th 2019 but sadly that has gone the same way as this year's
Carnival - cancelled due to the weather. The only sounds likely
to be heard in the park today are the pitter-patter of raindrops
on the bandstand roof. So I've had to dig back into the archives
again for this photo of Johnny Victory performing at the Summer
Sounds event in 2017. So we'll have to wait another year for
Summer Sounds but as you know it won't be that long - time flies!