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Thursday, October 11, 2007

School Run 4: October













This is the school run of Merci Beaucoup Enfant Deux; over the mountains this afternoon on the way home from school, across misty, autumnal Derbyshire. The bee-keepers have moved their hives into the heather-filled foothills of the Pennines; the buffalo are destined for Derbyshire mozzarella and ultimately sausages; just as surely as m.b.e.d. is destined for A levels, university, career, and greathood. So there we have it. My beloved only daughter, taking photos; catching an unplanned ride home with mum rather than the school bus; eating a wrap from Sainsbury's (oh wow thanks mum!), immortalised in print. All the days of my life I shall be thankful for digital photography and the world wide web.

2 comments:

Steve said...

Great pictures! I am enjoying them immensely.

Your school run mystifies me. "Over the mountains" sounds like a long way to go. You must live in quite a rural location?

My brother and I went to bee keepers school many years ago and received our bee keepers certificates. Becky and I don't keep bees but try to plant what will attract them. My favorite plant for bees is Russian Sage (I like to crush the leaves in my hands). I planted an invasive loose strife once and the bees loved it but that planting was a big mistake and it took a long time to get rid of it.

Jan said...

Beautiful pictures--and from your daughter! Wow!