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The Shadow of Your Stile ... or Style ...

By Ericsamson
A shadowy selfie resembling an arthritic, fluteless version of Jethro Tull (the doyen of one legged rock flautists and not the hero of the agrarian revolution noted for the efficiency with which he spread his seed ... 🥴 ... calm down Mrs Trellis.) Thanks to vaulting ambition I finally succeeded in getting my leg over. The other one fell off and had to be posted on to me.

Many thanks for the very kind responses to 'I talk to the trees'; you've made an old man very happy!

Yours, as thick as a brick, The Minstrel in the Gallery. (Yes, that old. 🥴 )

Tags: General Style Stile Jethro tull Saturday shadows Shadowy selfie vaulting ambition

Voters: dudler, nellacphoto, craggwildlifephotography and 33 more

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dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1859 England
10 Apr 2021 9:01PM
Michael Moseley said stand on one leg to clean your teeth to improve your balance, not while taking a picture...
No idea what you are talking about.

Still, it was a new day yesterday but tomorrow my Sunday feeling will come up over me
And as we used to know, nothing is easy

viscostatic 14 50 11 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2021 9:21PM
'Stand up' properly. It will 'benefit' you.

10 Apr 2021 9:44PM

Quote:'Stand up' properly. It will 'benefit' you.

Splendid! 👍 😀
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2420 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2021 10:00PM
Ian Anderson was his name. Dragged up from the darkest recesses of what's left of my memory.
I shall refrain from all leg over comments.

10 Apr 2021 10:04PM

Quote:Ian Anderson was his name. Dragged up from the darkest recesses of what counts as my memory.
I shall refrain from all leg over comments.

Ian Anderson, Glen Cornick, Clive Bunker, Martin Barre (succeeded Mick Abrahams)

First band I saw live. Royal Albert Hall.

Happy Days Smile
ColleenA Plus
8 483 7 Australia
10 Apr 2021 11:08PM
What a beautiful place to your shadow selfie
mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
10 Apr 2021 11:40PM
What a good idea, and perfectly photographed, except he might have a job getting his long leg over the style!! A lovely rural setting you have chosen, Graham, as the location.
11 Apr 2021 7:13AM
Excellent, Graham very nicely done sir.
Definitely a touch of the; Ian Anderson.
Life is certainly a long song.

John SmileSmileSmile
saltireblue Plus
11 11.9k 75 Norway
11 Apr 2021 8:15AM
The classic, medically approved stance to better enable venting bodily orifices...

As an aside, and purely coincidentally, and absolutely nothing at all to do with the above sentence, "full speed" in Norwegian is "full fart"...
woolybill1 Plus
14 37 78 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2021 8:58AM
That is a rather sly way of climbing onto a stile without getting your wellies muddy, Mr Graham sir: get your shadow to do it for you. Just so long as you remembered to adopt the same procedure when descending on the other side Blush

Excellent shadow, composition and tones. The hedgerow is sorely in need of a trim post-lockdown; and so say all of us.

Very pleasing.

bluesandtwos 11 521 1 England
11 Apr 2021 9:01AM
Well that's made my day Gussie old chap! Welcome back!!! Grin

Trust you and Matron are well.

No time for a lot of dribble, sorry, drivel, that will come later! Grin

Bertie and Jeeves.
11 Apr 2021 9:24AM
You must have a hell of a job buying trousers!
11 Apr 2021 10:02AM
I bet you had to duck to avoid head contact with the overhanging branches with legs(well, one at least!) that long!
I once saw Jethro Tull and his band at a pub in Tolworth Towers in 1968 - just for the record!!Smile

dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1859 England
11 Apr 2021 10:45AM
Dr Michael Moseley writes and broadcasts on health: he has a current series on Radio 4 about things that are simple and good for you: he recommends standing on one leg while cleaning your teeth to improve balance.

General advice for taking pictures is to stand on as many legs as possible.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
11 Apr 2021 12:59PM
Very cleverly seen, composed and captured, Graham, love it!! 👍 Excellent for both Saturday Shadows and Silly Sunday combined! Just has to have my Award 🏆😃
Trev 😀
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2224 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2021 9:09PM
Very clever, very funny and so well done.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2021 7:56PM
Excellent !!
isabel GrinGrinGrinGrin

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