Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge
The weekly photo challenge’s subject for this week is converge, so I thought I would look up the ‘exact’ meaning of this:
This then set me in a bit of a quandry, wondering how on earth I could depict this and so decided to go for a walk to one of my favorite spots, Richmond Park.
On the way I took an awful look of dreadful photographs in the hope that they might in some fashion depict converge, but dare I say only probably to a mind intoxicated with drugs or alcohol.
I was starting to panic.
Then I thought, so what if I miss this week, lets enjoy the walk.
The sun was setting and it was blissful, some might say the sun was converging upon the horizon, or am I using artistic license to it’s limit here? 😀
The suns diminishing rays throwing out hues of different colours were stunning.
On top of this beauty was a lovely swan, I think in signet stage because of its colouring and more downy feathers.
It was either very friendly or hungry, I fear the latter as it looked upon my eldest with hope that a tasty bit of bread might be tossed its way, alas we did not have any.
You are perfectly right, this photo has nothing to do with converge, unless I missed something, however I just liked it so rather than it gather dust in my archives eventually I thought why not live life on the edge and share it!
My youngest of course was not going to be left out!
He has a sense of accomplishment on his face, I wonder what he just did?
Now the moment before the ‘Converge’ wait for it, all is calm and then….
Tadah, a proper converge. You could hear my excitement as I ran down the path in the park shouting ‘Converge, I got my converge, quick move out of the way’, then a happy snap snap as people looked on in dumbfoundness as to what on earth all the fuss was about.
You see two lines meeting as one….
We finish off with a singular ‘Converge’ here but a striking one, the waves rippling away from our feathery friend as it paddles towards my sons in hope of bread, and as you know, they ended up severely disappointed.
And here we have the beautiful downy signet, I really was rather taken with its beauty and hope that it finds a mate soon as I know they are a one swan bird.
Please note, danger was involved in this photograph, I crouched and got up close, hardly a zoom, are you impressed? grins..
The Birds Go Away in Disgust
I didn’t lie, we had no bread. As you can see our feathery friends are now retreating away in disgust and disappointment…sighs..next time I promise my feathery friends.
Or I could just pretend they were heading towards the sunset.
My excitement was not over however, the adventures had only begun.
As I was walking down the path I could see the stags gathering together and mass movement.
It was with horror that I could see all the baby deer and mothers stampeeding in fear towards the road within the park which had plenty of traffic on. It was then that I could see a black labrador chasing them.
I heard a whistle, the Owner calling the dog back but for the main part it ignored it.
My gut twisted, because not only would it have been terrible had a deer got struck by a car but also they were scattering everywhere, there were children around on bikes and all sorts.
I watched as the dog eventually went back to its Owner, right next to her.
At this point I assumed that she would put its lead on.
She did not.
I walked up closer to her and saw that she had two leads swinging from her arm but just left the dog to go off again to chase the deer.
My ‘red flag’ moment was then. Half of me was thinking what are you doing, she could swing for you, you won’t be able to fight back, but the other half thought ‘damn it somebody has to do something’ and so I stomped up to her. I asked her if these were her dogs or if she was a professional dog walker. She confirmed they were her dogs.
I asked her why she had not put the dog back on the lead. She shrugged which just made my blood boil. I pointed out the leads and said it was an absolute disgust that she would behave so irresponsibly and should have no right to come in to such a park.
I then stood infront of her and took her photograph and of her dog off yet again chasing the deer.
She was utterly not bothered, I shouted at her as she walked away that I would report her.
Which I did. But by the time I got through to the Parks Police I had seen two more incidences of deer scattering dangerously because of her dog and she would have left the park had they eventually arrived.
They have my number, lets see if they call to get her picture.
Last but not least, we had a cross roads of a little stream or brook, I’ve no idea what you would call it.
The children were looking longingly at it and the kid in me came out.
I said “OK, I can use this as a converge, just make sure you get from one side to the other without getting wet”.
My eldest said “oh we are free runners, this will be a doddle” quite obviously telling porky pies which I chose to ignore.
I steadied my camera, my youngest prepared to run, going at full speed he approached the side of the small brook, leapt up in to the air and splosh, straight in to the muddy waters, completely covered head to foot.
Silly Mummy, lots of washing to do but fun had!
What was the last reckless thing you did?
I hope your having a fun weekend too, Justine xx
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