Wildlife

Cats and birds…

Keeping fit by the Worcester & Birmingham Canal

Keeping fit by the Worcester & Birmingham Canal

Some people jog to keep fit.  I find that watching other people jog is plenty exercise for me…

A flock of duckettes on the tow-path. Nowhere is safe nowadays  from these ferocious fowl...

A flock of duckettes on the tow-path. Nowhere is safe nowadays from these ferocious fowl…

Check you’ve still got your cash and plastic.  But don’t make it too obvious that you’re checking…

Of course, if you're *really* concerned, have a word with my feline friend.  One glance and you've got roast duck for dinner...

Of course, if you’re *really* concerned, have a word with my feline friend. One glance and you’ve got roast duck for dinner…  Yummy…

 

Face facts people: You may be robbed by delinquent ducks, or fried by mutant cats’ laser-eyes… but then again a bus driver might lose control of his vehicle and squish you when you’re safe and sound on the pavement. Nowhere is safe. Even the big, armour-plated Tyrannosaurus was taken out by an errant rock from outer space. The moral of this story: don’t bother getting out of bed, if you’re gonna suffer an horrific death you may as well be comfy when Death comes a-calling…

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I don’t just take photos you know…

If you are aware of my other blog, http://ihatehate.wordpress.com, you may know that I’m not just a photographer.  I write on a number of different issues, such as politics, current affairs, soppy crap going on in my life (yes, I do have a life offline – soppy as it may be) – and I also write fiction and the (very occasional) poem.   I don’t write as much fiction as I’d like to: I’m a lazy sod, and I find it easier to shoot togs rather than sit down at my keyboard and construct fiction that I think (hope) someone will find meaningful.  But, when the nasty winter weather swoops in, and I don’t feel like sorting through the togs I’ve been taking, and I’m too cynical and heart-aching to write for http://ihatehate.wordpress.com, I sometimes delve into the fiction folder on my computer and sometimes manage to write a story (or even a poem, believe it or not!) that I think doesn’t stink too bad.  And when I do this, I sometimes put my stories on http://www.shortbreadstories.co.uk/.  If you go to http://www.shortbreadstories.co.uk/member/view/martin_topping/ you can see some stuph about me.  There’s a “recent activity” thing at http://www.shortbreadstories.co.uk/member/view/martin_topping/recent_activity/ (not a  lot there at the moment (1 January 2015) but I’m gonna try and make a new year’s resolution to get more stuph up at http://www.shortstories.co.uk… as well as getting more of my photos on martintoppingimages.wordpress.com… and learning basic electronics and python coding (yeah, I often start a new year with loads of good intentions, then I drink and take drugs and end up doing jack shit… but maybe if some of you hum,an beings out there give me a bit of hassle, maybe I’ll actually *do* something this year!  Tell ya what: if you bug me to do stuph, I’ll try really hard to actually *do* stuph!  Anyone wanna help me?

So help me out, dammit!!  I think if you go to http://www.shortbreadstories.co.uk/member/view/martin_topping/messages/, you can leave me nasty messages, like “Quit moping around! Get some stuph done!!”  And if you *can’t* leave me hate mail there, you can always leave me comments at https://martintoppingimages.wordpress.com and http://ihatehate.wordpress.com.  So what do ya say?  You wanna help me make 2015 the year I finally quit being such a lazy, hedonistic dickhead?  Please?  Or shall I just get on with my usual moping and crying and have you point at me as an example of a no-good loser?  I like it when people encourage me.  So what do you say?  Pretty please n stuph?

Oh, nearly forgot.  This is https://martintoppingimages.wordpress.com, so I better post a tog, right?  Here’s one I shot last July, I call it The flower in the green cos it’s a flower in some defocused green stuph.

The flower in the green, July 2014.  If you don't like it, tell me to shoot some better stuph.

The flower in the green, July 2014. If you don’t like it, tell me to shoot some better stuph.

Anyway, New Year’s Resolutions and boots up my ass.  I’ll provide the one, you give me the other.  Who knows, maybe I’ll become famous or an alcoholic drug addict or something, eh?