Friday, August 29, 2014

Capturing the imagination

A model of a Neanderthal child at the Neanderthal Museum in Krapina, Croatia. Photo by Nikola Solic/Reuters

I found this photo yesterday but LS took it for an article, still it reminds me of my youngest granddaughter,  Lillie, there was a point last year when on following her sister along the ledge of a small fountain when we were in the park at Whitby she fell into the fountain.  Covered in green slime she emerged in tears, and as her laughing sister took photos of Lillie's plight, I wrapped my cardigan round her and we all went back to the cottage. The model has that same dreamy look that can often be found on Lillie's face, the  face of innocence, the leaves float on the mirror/water, the reflection so clearly cast back.  A reminder in this wretched world that we must protect childhood at all cost, and punish those that turned their heads away when such terrible crimes were committed in Rotherham.

Black Mountain Quarries  A video of the wild Welsh country, and it's long forgotten lime quarry.  If you have ever travelled round the Pembrokeshire coast, the ruined cottages of Aberridi and the great brick hods for stone and gravel at Porthgain, this video is so reminiscent of those once flourishing industries in the 19th century.


  1. Childhood innocence Thelma - you are right, it is to be protected at all costs. These days it lasts so little time.

  2. I am not sure how it is to be done Pat, the media and the fashion industry force children into being 'grown ups' far too young.