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Still standing!

Still standing!
An old friend. I knew my favourite picnic table would still be there (I haven't passed this way in 4 years), but nonetheless I said a relieved and cheery hello to it as I passed by!
I managed to get to the mountains today. The first time in almost a year! Fortunately my feet stood up to it. The downside is that I cannot download my photos from my new mobile phone more than one at a time and until I get this fixed, it will take more time than I currently have to download the 150 I took today. Pressure of work means that I will upload my usual 3 photos a day but I may not be able to do any more than that on ipernity for the time being. I promise I will get to view your photos eventually. It may be days, it may be weeks, I cannot tell. I am far from retired. I need to keep slogging away and sometimes, especially at this time of year (exams) the pressure mounts!
I think I took some beauties but I won't be showing them all that quickly!

micritter, Fred Fouarge, Leon_Vienna, Eunice Perkins and 37 other people have particularly liked this photo


34 comments - The latest ones
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Stunning capture!

Admired in:
www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, William!
2 years ago.
 Ronald Losure
Ronald Losure club
The colors of springtime can be seen in the lower land.
2 years ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Another great find, Andy !
2 years ago.
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
Same thing here with the work. Busy time of the year.
2 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Gorgeous !

So glad you got away to the mountains.

Retired.. dont think for one second you will have more time.. you wont... it gets busier still !
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Pam J club
It's academic, Pam. I can never retire!
2 years ago.
 Jean
Jean club
Nice to see an old friend and this one is outstanding.
2 years ago.
 Stormlizard
Stormlizard club
Outstanding photo Andy.
Understandable that we need to wait.
Smart phones etc can oftn be used for verey good captures but maybe a bit too smart, a song comes to mine. -
'I am too sexy for my shirt' LOL
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Stormlizard club
Many thanks John.
I intend to contribute as before (when possible). It's the other stuff; viewing members contributions, thanking the kind comments and yellow stars, etc., that I find most time-consuming and that is what will inevitably suffer. I will catch up eventually, like after I've been away for a couple of weeks (although that was on Pano - hasn't happened on ipernity so far!).
2 years ago.
 Nick Weall
Nick Weall club
Glad you managed the trip Andy ~ This is a terrific shot
2 years ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Ready for the picnic, Andy !!!!!!!!
2 years ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
2 years ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
fascinating................
2 years ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
stupéfiant et pittoresque
2 years ago.
 John Lawrence
John Lawrence club
Fabulous shot Andy, we will miss your contributions, dont overwork!,
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to John Lawrence club
Many thanks John.
I intend to contribute as before (when possible). It's the other stuff; viewing members contributions, thanking the kind comments and yellow stars, etc., that I find most time-consuming and that is what will inevitably suffer. I will catch up eventually, like after I've been away for a couple of weeks (although that was on Pano - hasn't happened on ipernity so far!).
2 years ago.
 John Lawrence
John Lawrence club
Thank you for posting your wonderful image to
Interesting Views
2 years ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Excellent shot, great perspective.
2 years ago.
 Dominique 60
Dominique 60 club
happy for you that you could climb the top we make beautiful pictures andy !!
2 years ago.
 Andreas Swierzy
Andreas Swierzy
Sein Picknick Tisch wird da noch 1000 Jahre stehen. Wunderschöner Ort.
2 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Don't let the pressure get to you Andy! I don't think this rock is going anywhere fast!!
Super shot :-)
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
LOL, Rosa!!!
2 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
It's nice to hear you got back the the mountains after such a long time................and that you survived the experience :-))

This is a cracking shot mate...........as always. Keep 'em coming.

I've been retired since last October............and I'm busier than ever. I have no idea how I used to find the time to go to work, so don't expect to slow down anytime soon :-)) On the plus side there is very little pressure (unless you put pressure on yourself), so life is much more enjoyable.
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Keith Burton club
Thank you Keith!
I think you misunderstood my comment! I will never be able to retire! I need to work till I drop!
Fortunately, I am self-employed as an English teacher so can largely control my own retirement date, if any. Thank God I look at least 15 years younger than my true age! :o)
2 years ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Waouh énormes !!!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
I should hope so,Larry!
2 years ago.
 Elbertinum
Elbertinum club
Das haben die Riesen der Urzeit gemacht :-)
2 years ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Impressive equilibrium...
2 years ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
Amazing sight!!
2 years ago.
 Petr Chudoba
Petr Chudoba
spectacular place
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Nacer,
John F,
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Elena,
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Majka,
John,
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Erhard,
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Baby,
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Dominique,
Andreas,
Jocelyne,
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Keith,
Algy,
Larry,
Elbertinum,
Jose,
Eunice,
Petr,
Very many thanks to you all!
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Fred!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, Rashid!
2 years ago.

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