It was raining for this mornings walk. I got water on the lens. This was the effect.
You’ll be saying the pictures has no relation to the title of this post – that’s correct, I needed something to cheer me up. Why’s that?
I always look forward to the arrival of my magazines. This week it was the turn of Country Walking. I love the pictures and the articles about the different areas. I don’t expect to find an article which based on the title on the cover alone gives me distress. A Ring of Bright Water.
The book is a story about a relationship between people and animals. A Londoner and a tame otter. It was made into a film in 1969. I didn’t know the story, and it was one of the first films I went to see on my own. To say I was traumatised by the scene where Mij the otter gets killed is a massive understatement. I think it has probably affected my attitude towards films involving animals ever since.
The Country Walking had to be read, and of course it was heavily focussed on the book/film, and the part of the country where the story took place. Undoubtedly a lovely part of the world, but I don’t think I could ever visit there for pleasure.
I’m back now to reading the Story of Art