To (no longer) absent friends

  • In reply to Dave - CH:

    Dave - CH said:

    Michael B said:
    the amount of woodland destruction going on as I type is heartbreaking

    Sorry to hear that, MIke.

    Hang on in there. 'You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet...' (etc.) And that's worth keeping in mind.

    Perhaps they'll make a takeover bid, just as in the Alfred Hitchcock film;  "THE BIRDS"!

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to Mike B:

    Michael B said:
    Perhaps they'll make a takeover bid

    I suspect, Mike, that whatever's left when the last of us has gone will settle in just fine, given a bit of time.

    But perhaps du Maurier's story didn't quite get it right? Elvis Costello sang: 'Hurry down doomsday, the bugs are taking over!'

    Maybe Earth is in for a weevil revival? Do you think a future weevil civilisation will come up with, say, Facebook? Or Love Island?

  • In reply to PimperneBloke:

    PimperneBloke said:
    I'd canoe up your alpine incline

    Hmmm... that's quite a climb, PB. Best walk, I think. It's doable (I actually 'know a man who did').

    Still, I'll warn the local Dippers that you might be along at some point, just in case.

  • If "dippers" is a local colloquialism for Mountain Rescue specialising in Cardiac Trauma then I'll pop over on Tuesday, after I've had me hair done, special-like :o)

    The weevil civilisation may not have those modern "phenomena"...but they'll have stunt motorcyclists, and an array of zombie horror films
  • In reply to PimperneBloke:

    PimperneBloke said:
    The weevil civilisation

    Yes. 'I'm always surprised by what one can see when out with a torch at night in a flower bed.'

    'Officer.'

  • Did the flower mind you were in its bed? More to the point, did Mrs Dave???
  • Mrs Dave being a florist, PB, actively encourages me with regard to plants.

    'Anyway...' I'll be off now.

    Look after yourselves. And 'stay alert' (I've heard that's the order of the day).
  • In reply to Dave - CH:

    Dave - CH said:

    PimperneBloke said:
    The weevil civilisation

    Yes. 'I'm always surprised by what one can see when out with a torch at night in a flower bed.'

    'Officer.'

    David, if you get yourself a decent headtorch (you don't need to spend mega money), probably the best places to go would be outdoor retailers, that will give you hands free for the camera, and also good illumination, not just to see, but also help the camera focus, you might get some interesting photos, using flash of course.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to Mike B:

    Michael B said:
    if you get yourself a decent headtorch

    Thanks Mike. From my previous life (one of many) as a sound engineer (touring/TV/radio), I've a collection. And could probably open a shop.

    I've a couple of headtorches, and you're right, even the affordable ones can do a good job.

    I confess, though, that I'm a Maglite lover. Virtually indestructible. And, if necessary, handy for self defence. Although I think using a Maglite on a weevil might just constitute overkill.

    The only pictures I'll be taking outside at night will be with a trailcam. I've seen what's out there. When it's dark, I stay inside.

  • I can imagine the collection, as someone who dabbled with electronics and was an autoelec, I've gained quite a collection, and lost a few along the way....

    I have to agree with you about Maglite torches, however, Ledlenser are robust torches, and headtorches as well.

    There's a company called Nite Ize who do a headband where you can attach the AA Minimag torch in. I've never used one, but someone I used to camp and go mountaineering had one and loved it.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler