On the idle hill of summer

By mrswoolybill
On the idle hill of summer,
Sleepy with the flow of streams,
Far I hear the steady drummer
Drumming like a noise in dreams...
(AE Housman, A Shropshire Lad)


OK That's one interpretation. Here's the real story...
It was our annual Family Fun Day, and the Army Cadets had a tent.
For some reason they chose to display what looked like chemical warfare kit.
When reality is this weird who needs fiction? I liked this in colour, I like it differently in mono.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

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franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2019 7:58AM
Not a scene you'd expect to see that often, Moira - brilliant!Smile

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mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2239 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2019 8:00AM
Thanks Ken, for the comment and the UA.
8 Nov 2019 8:12AM
I should think he's feeling quite warm.
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
8 Nov 2019 8:30AM
Surreal...... still has that Dr Who feel.
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
8 Nov 2019 8:46AM
excellent
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
8 Nov 2019 8:46AM
Radiation suits are optional 😁😁
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2239 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2019 8:54AM
Thanks guys, and thanks Ollie for the UA.

Quote:I should think he's feeling quite warm.

He's a dummy. Look carefully and he's totally 'armless.
saltireblue Plus
10 10.8k 62 Norway
8 Nov 2019 8:56AM
When viewed large, the soldier appears to have no arms (arms as in limbs, not as in fire-), so it is perhaps not so strange that he has commandeered a couple of civilians to pull the unseen broken down Bedford 3-tonner...Wink

Edit: Moira posted the answer as I was typing...sort of stole my thunderSadWink
8 Nov 2019 9:06AM
No one ever drowned in sweat...
viscostatic 14 47 7 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2019 9:08AM
Rather sinister.

Phil.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2239 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2019 9:10AM
And thanks Dave for the UA.
Quite some start to the day!
8 Nov 2019 9:28AM
Great composition - weird, but great GrinGrinGrinGrin
8 Nov 2019 9:34AM
Yes, the mono has an even greater pull, Moira.

JohnSmile
dark_lord Plus
16 2.6k 679 England
8 Nov 2019 11:10AM

Quote:they chose to display what looked like chemical warfare kit

Glad I was in the Air Cadets when I was young Smile
Saastad Plus
1 16 5 Norway
8 Nov 2019 12:01PM
Very fine in mono too Moira!

Arne Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
8 Nov 2019 12:16PM
When I first looked at this I thought "I've seen this before!", and yes, I have, but as you say in colour! Toggling between the two I have to prefer it here in mono 👍
Trev 😃
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2239 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2019 12:21PM
Thanks for the UA, Neville. And thanks to everyone who has called in here today.
mac Plus
18 7 Scotland
8 Nov 2019 12:23PM
The background figure looks a little bit incongruous. A fugitive from Chernobyl? Your usual impeccable mono presentation.
Ian
mistere Plus
7 6 3 England
8 Nov 2019 4:11PM
Small boys on camping trips do develop a very specialised odour. Something
to do with beans and burgers...The chap in the mask knows what he's missing SmileSmile
Excellent image Moira.
Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.
George Orwell.
8 Nov 2019 4:34PM
Boys just wanna have fun!!SmileSmileSmile

RichardSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2239 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2019 6:27PM

Quote:Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.
George Orwell.


Totally true, so we all have our own version of it.
Thanks again everyone.
davyskid 3 2 Scotland
8 Nov 2019 9:34PM
Excellent mono Moira
Davy

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