Friday, February 20, 2015

From Neighbourhood to Wonderland

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Yesterday the neighbourhood was almost completely snow-free for the first time in a while, and I went for a little walk.

There is a shortcut footpath between two roads, along the foot of a rock and a copse of wood…

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… and on the other side of that hill there is a Mystery Door into the rock, which I don’t think I’ve ever seen open before. But yesterday it was, so of course I had to sneak a shot… (feeling a bit like a spy…)

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My guess is that this was originally built for military purposes and/or as a shelter. These days it seems to be used for something to do with electricity – but exactly what, I don’t know...

… The tunnel, however, might end up in Wonderland; because pretty much on the opposite side of the hill (I had to go round, of course, because I don’t think I’d have been allowed to go through), I found these:

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White rabbits, and hedgehogs…
If we’re not in Wonderland, where are we?

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If your guess was a florist’s shop, you were right.
And there I bought these tulips to take home.

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2oth February was my mum’s birthday. She died in 2009; but if she had lived, she’d have been 85 today.  As tulips are the most common cut flowers to be found in the shops here in February, there was usually a bouquet or two of them for her birthday. Now I bought these for myself to enjoy; but thinking of her (and that vase they’re in was hers).

Linking to FMTSO – Neighbourhood

Friday My Town Shoot Out

PS. It snowed a little again today. Winter is not over yet.

8 comments:

  1. This was fun and beautiful, Monica! I think I would have asked the person visible in the tunnel what the tunnel was for.
    I don't think you've ever shown us the copse and the rock, it's a beautiful place - and so are the tulips with their cheerful spring colours!
    It's been gorgeous here today, sunny and warm enough for me to do a bit of sunbathing (fully dressed, of course) on my windowsill in the afternoon.

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  2. so glad you could get out to capture photos for us and to keep you from getting cabin fever from staying inside. i love the roots on that tree growing in the rock hillside.the pop of orange is wonderful. and those rabbits and hedge hogs are just to cute.. that is a really odd room behind the door.....did you look for secret agents? LOL... enjoyed your walk

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    1. I'm not as brave as Alice, I didn't dare follow the man into the tunnel... Who knows what they've got hidden in there... ;)

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  3. As is often the case with magic, Meike, it's not every day that that neighbourhood path leads to Wonderland. Some days it's just a short dirtpath between two rather dull streets, and of no interest at all except as a convenient shortcut from one to the other ;)

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  4. Beautiful pictures. What a lovely tribute to your mother xxx

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  5. Our moms died at almost the same time. And I know you think about her every day, because I do. That tunnel is amazing, like out of James Bond!! I think there was a similar one in a Bond movie and the bad guy was going to shoot a rocket off from there. This is incredible! I love the hedgehogs and bunnies, just a little over a month till Easter!

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  6. Well I'd never have guessed a florists shop. That was a lovely way of remembering your Mum.

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  7. I am an Alice fan so I liked your post! It is good to remember your mum. I prefer to remember mine on her birthday, too. That tunnel looks intriguing. .

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