Greetings everyone and as always, my thanks for your Votes and Comments on 'Lunch 129 - The Rufous-naped Lark'. There were some super Comments, too. I loved Ronnie's recount of his 19 month old Grandson's 'learning-curve' - but Lynne and Patty set some of 'the boys' off, with talk of red stockings on the Lark's legs. Mick, ever one to exploit a theme, declared it was not a Caterpillar in the Lark's beak - and "My mind has wandered to some exotic dancer in red stockings strutting her stuff with her garter belt between her teeth !!". Wow, that's some imagination you have, Mick. Must be something your Missus put in your Guinness..?!!
Oh Dear, seemingly, I am in 'deep do-do' with Carol again. Apparently, there's a dearth of Caterpillars in Crete and Carol now blames my Lark for nipping over there and stocking up, likening it to the "hordes of Brits going over to France for some cheap booze and fags". If it wasn't so far from The Highlands, I'd be joining them, Carol. I 'emigrated' to Scotland, to get closer to my favourite 'amber nectar', only to find it's cheaper in France...! Hurray for the visit to Spain, in 3 weeks time
No 'Lunch' today. Instead, Wire We Here, a 'celebration of wires'. Thus the title, shared by a sort of 'EPZ un-Magnificent Seven' - LynneJoyce, Gajewski, Irishkate, Annette38, Chiliman and GarrathE. Each of us is posting an image, or images, featuring wires. My offering was going to be featured in a future series on Kenya Transport, but has enough wires in it to qualify for this simple celebration. It was, by the way, taken through a car windscreen...
Donkeys feature in a lot of transportation in Kenya and the Kenyan with his Donkeys and Trap shown here is typical. The telephone and electric wires in the background, were undoubtedly installed by the British, over 50 years ago and have seen little maintenance since. Standing proudly, painted red and white, is a tower mast, for digital communication, for which there has been massive investment in Kenya, by the largely state-owned Safaricom. Unlike many areas of UK, one can receive very fast broadband, even when in the middle of the Masai Mara...!
Will you be joining in with paying some of your bills, using your mobile 'phone in the UK? Kenyans have been doing that for some years now - it's become second nature. A bill for electricity is sent to your 'phone and, while watching digital TV perhaps, within a couple of clicks, it's paid. Standing in the Supermarket, your shopping total is displayed on the till - a few clicks on your 'phone later, you are walking out the door.
The telecom wires shown in the image will be left to fall to the ground..! Shamefully, so will the electric ones - there are very regular power cuts in Kenya. It's not unusual to see them tied up in 'granny knots', where they have previously broken. Well, "you can't have everything"...
Have a Wired-up Wednesday, everyone ...!
|Camera:||Canon EOS 40D |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||2 Jan 2009 - 7:48 AM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/4.8|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|