Sunday, March 24, 2013

Remember days like this....?

Pulled back the curtains to reveal a snow-covered landscape under leaden skies again? Crawled back under the duvet?

Here's an antidote to all the bad weather porn that's dominating blogs at present - Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's Ninety Four in the Shade, showing a sweltering lepidopterist resting in the shade, reading his field guide, too hot to chase any more butterflies.

You've gotta have a dream, haven't you?


































Public domain image: Source http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/sir-lawrence-alma-tadema/ninety-four-in-the-shade-1876

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the dream Phil. Something to look forward to!

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  2. Looks hot,and let me tell you I could use a little of that heat today. Windy and cold with snow still on the ground here on the shores of Lake Michigan. Where is Spring?

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  3. He might have removed a few layers of clothing and become cooler...

    I'm looking a snow and icicles here.

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  4. Nice dream Phil. Won't see many stooks these days though.

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  5. Hi Rob.,

    it would be nice to feel the warmth of the sun again!

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  6. Looks like your spring is very similar to ours, gardens at Waters East

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  7. Mad dogs and Englishmen, Toffeeapple. We've got icicles here too.

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  8. The only place I've seen stooks recently is in an open air museum near here, John. I can remember seeing straw and hay ricks when I was a kid, though, before everything was wrapped up in black polythene on farms.

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  9. I'm beginning to wonder if we'll ever see days like this again, Phil. For me it's a frustrating inconvenience, but there are now too many people that are really being hit hard by this continually bad weather, and the wildlife and livestock are suffering terribly.

    I'm hoping that more people will now pay attention to concerns about climate change.

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

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  10. Totally agree Richard. Farmers have lost a lot of lambs up here ...

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