.......' gotta make the morning last' .....D'you remember that old Simon & Garfunkel song from way back? The last two bits of blogs I've posted have been about technology. (This is the last on that subject I promise) When that song was top of the hit parade ('Hit Parade?' Gordon Bennett I feel old) a 'blackberry' was something you picked off a thorn bush and it made the tips of your fingers go purple. Tumblr was something you dried your clothes in and Flickr was the name of somebody's horse in one of those old Western movies that claimed about 75% of our viewing time. You tube was something you mended when your bike had a puncture. And yet it's such a privilege to be living in an era where technology has moved on like in no other century? For me, it almost feels like having a foot in each camp. I used to listen in (under the bed clothes) to Radio Luxembourg and Radio Caroline on a transistor radio. I had a Dansette record player and an armful of vinyl LP's and EP's and 45's. You could get them to play the record of your choice through headphones in a booth in store, before purchasing and now you can listen to it over and over on WE 7 and such like without having to.
I was fascinated today - the tiniest snail I've ever seen was making his way up an Aquilegia leaf. He was about half the size of my little finger nail and didn't he move! The wind was blowing quite hard and he hung on like grim death. I had to take this video. My O/H thinks I'm barmy and he could well be right. Technology is fantastic, but we could never emulate what nature does without trying.
What do you think?