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My local park and a trumpet vine that needs a bit of TLC. It obviously wasn't watered in lockdown.

My local park and a trumpet vine that needs a bit of  TLC. It obviously wasn't watered in lockdown.
They've opened the inner sections of the park but still don't allow maskless joggers (rightly so). Nevertheless I saw runners enter at walking pace in front of the park attendant at the gate, go round the corner, take off their masks and start jogging. I paused a while and stated matter-of-factly under my mask, 'Selfish murderous tosser', 'Anti-social moron', etc and I amused myself with going through my entire slang repertoire. If they knew enough English (and I'm sure many of the younger ones did) I wasn't challenged, let alone thumped,
... because they know they should be ashamed of themselves.

HelenaPF, Ernest CH, Eric Desjours, Jean-louis Thiaudiere and 27 other people have particularly liked this photo


29 comments - The latest ones
 José Manuel Polo
José Manuel Polo club
Buena profundidad. Estas flores acampanadas las he visto, más en rojo, pero estas me sorprenden por su gran tamaño.
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to José Manuel Polo club
Thank you, José Manuel!
I added notes since your prompt response!
Yes - these are the first yellow trumpet vines I've seen.
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
 Jean
Jean club
It's a lovely plant with beautiful shadows. Your story has made me laugh.
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jean club
I wish the police had been given greater powers for on-the-spot-fines, Jean. A few well-publicised examples of this (filmed of course) could work wonders!
2 months ago.
 Sarah O'
Sarah O' club
I like this , Andy. a nice photo... best wishes . Sarah
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Sarah O' club
Thank you, Sarah!
2 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Like the pictures and the text. Well done and well said. You‘re absolutely right, Andy ! Good Morning !
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Ulrich John club
I wish the police had been given greater powers for on-the-spot-fines, Ulrich!. A few well-publicised examples of this (filmed of course) could work wonders!
2 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful park; wwell captured Andy.
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Thank you, Jaap!
2 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Magnifique atmosphère et un beau geste d'avoir signifié
a ces jeunes de ne pas enlever leurs masques.
Bon Jeudi.
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Malik Raoulda club
I wish the police had been given greater powers for on-the-spot-fines, Malik! A few well-publicised examples of this (filmed of course) could work wonders!
2 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
A very pleasant park and I endorse your views.
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to tiabunna club
I wish the police had been given greater powers for on-the-spot-fines, George. A few well-publicised examples of this (filmed of course) could work wonders!
2 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
An unusual and beautiful flower. It looks a lovely shaded area.
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
Many thanks, Rosa!
2 months ago.
 volker_hmbg
volker_hmbg club
Very good composition of nature and people in the town.
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to volker_hmbg club
Thank you, Volker!
2 months ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
A great capture and I agree with your sentiment towards the mindless, selfish joggers. You in Spain are not alone in being surrounded by such people, I see similar examples on every outing I now take.

Best Wishes and keep safe, Herb
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Herb Riddle club
I wish the police had been given greater powers for on-the-spot-fines, Herb. A few well-publicised examples of this (filmed of course) could work wonders!
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Nicely captured Andy.............I had no idea these could grow that big!

Lot's of people here do not wear masks in circumstances where it is advised. I can sort of understand (but not condone) the attitude of the youngsters.............they think they're invulnerable as we all did when we were young, but the older people should know better!

On the news they keep telling us that we're all in this together...............but I don't think that's entirely true as a sizable minority still think only of themselves :-(
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Keith Burton club
I can only agree, Keith!
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Keith Burton club
I wish the police had been given greater powers for on-the-spot-fines, Keith. A few well-publicised examples of this (filmed of course) could work wonders!
Yes, I copied and pasted this from my replu to Herb!
2 months ago.
 John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald club
Good perspective, interesting shadows, and attractive colours.
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to John FitzGerald club
Thank you, John!
2 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Yes I think I'd have said similar things only not under my breath!! They are so selfish, and they're the first lot to complain about how long this virus is lasting. The flower here is amazing - didn't anyone go around the park to see to the plants etc?
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jenny McIntyre club
I wish the police had been given greater powers for on-the-spot-fines, Jenny. A few well-publicised examples of this (filmed of course) could work wonders! I think the park keepers were on strike about the lack of PPE, but i'm not sure.
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
 Peter_Private_Box
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Andy

A very nice bright and colourful picture, here.

Interesting story about the virus. I am sure you have seen the English beaches too...
Why do some people think the laws don't apply to them?

Best Wishes, HFF, a nice weekend, and stay safe!!
Peter
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Peter_Private_Box club
Thank you, Peter.
Even though we're getting numerous new cases all round the country, these idiots just don't care. Each day I get more and more angry with them. If you see a newsflash from Madrid about a deranged Englishmen shooting every maskless idiot he comes across, please tell them it wasn't a terrorist attack! Just a good piece of Darwinism! (ie, if you don't were a mask because you're a moron, you get removed from the gene pool. An all round plus, I would think!)
Best wishes,
Andy
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.

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