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Ray Bird on August 28, 2013

Don't really know Rosa why I LIKE this photo. It's a higgledy-piggledy sort of scene with lots of little part things in it but nothing outstanding, if you see what I mean - hard to explain. Would make a difficult jigsaw puzzle. Regards Ray

keepclicking on August 28, 2013

All three are far to quaint Rosa. Not even double yellow lines to ruin it.

Rosalyn Hilborne on August 28, 2013

ray bird

Maybe it's the pub sign Ray :) Higgledy-piggledy it certainly is! I don't think there would be much chance of escaping in the snow here...very hilly! Regards, Rosa.


Well, that's Dorset for you KC :)

Jos Boom on August 28, 2013

Hello, me again, Powerstock is the name of the village I suppose. Greets Jos

Ray Bird on August 28, 2013

Now Rosa I never mentioned anything about pubs just incase you thought I was getting at you again about your apparent love of them !! It is different though, rather modern sign I would say. No I was talking about the general scene being a bit H-P in a cute funny sort of way. Will you being going to the Great Dorset Rally this week ? if so shall expect to see some pics of it. Ray

Rosalyn Hilborne on August 28, 2013

Jos Boom

I thought you meant how did it get the name! Which I have answered on the other picture! I understand now what you were asking...yes Powerstock is the village name :) Cheers, Rosa.

ray bird

Would I ever think such a thing :) What does H-P mean? I was in two minds whether to upload this shot as it only really shows roofs and chimneys, but I suppose I must have seen something I liked about it as well! I'm not going to the Dorset Steam Rally. It's the biggest in Europe and quite honestly too big for me. I last went about 5 years ago, so sorry no pic's! All the best, Rosa.

Ray Bird on August 28, 2013

H-P just short for higgledy-piggledy Rosa. Re Nessie - could be son, surprised that great imagination of yours suddenly gone blank ! regards Ray

Andy Rodker on August 28, 2013

Hi Rosa.

I remember trying to get to a wedding in Bridport. I had plenty of time so I decided to take a scenic route. And promptly got lost in Dorset's beautiful lanes. I remember asking to use the telephone here. Before satnav or even mobile phones of any sort.

And it really does seem like it was yesterday

Dorset steam rally? Hmmmmmm. Not my favourite at all. I lost an important client because I was 2 hours late for a meeting in Bournemouth as I got stuck in the middle of the procession to, or from, (I don't give a monkey's which!) the Blandford Forum showground. There is nothing. Absolutely nothing, quite so frustrating as simply being stuck in the middle of a convoy of traction engines.

Lovely shot by the way and I like the higgledy-piggledyness of it!


Best wishes,


Rosalyn Hilborne on August 29, 2013

ray bird

Aha H-P I see it now! I think my whole mind went blank :) Regards, Rosa.

Andy Rodker

Hi Andy, that sounds like panic time! I doubt you'd have got a mobile signal anyway. On the route I took I kept thinking the road was going to run out, with the grass growing in the middle of it! When the steam rally is on it's best to give the road between Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum a miss!! Glad you like the higgledy-piggledy picture...Good description by Ray! Best wishes, Rosa.

Klaus Hoyer on August 29, 2013

Grüße für Rosa und Like für den Foto ,Wunderschön

Ray Bird on August 29, 2013

Had to smile at Andy's comments, I guess he won't be going to the Dorset Steam Fair either !! In more general terms, it also reminded me of something that always amuses me of how fickle people are. Some get stuck daily in traffic jams to & from work, or for hours by a accident, and accept it as part & parcel of life. But when it's non car traffic, e.g tractors, farm livestock, horses etc then the whinging starts.

Rosalyn Hilborne on August 29, 2013


Good to see you back. Thank you for your like. Greetings, Rosa.

Rosalyn Hilborne on August 29, 2013

ray bird

Ha ha, no...no pictures from Andy! . I'm sure we will find some from someone on Pano' though :) Yes, you're probably right re: traffic. Where you and I live, we are very used to it all through the hay making times etc.

Andy Rodker on August 31, 2013

If there is any king of steam fair in or around Madrid I will make a point of posting tjhe pics. AND I won't moan about the traffic jam either!

Rosalyn Hilborne on September 1, 2013

Andy Rodker

Is that likely Andy! Steam and the heat you get over there don't really mix. What is the traffic situation like in Madrid? You're allowed a little moan :)

Happy Sunday. Rosa.

pedrocut on September 18, 2013

The question that comes to mind is...why Three Horseshoes and not Four?

Regards Peter.

Rosalyn Hilborne on September 19, 2013


Good question Peter!! Unfortunately I haven't the answer...but I expect in days of the horse, if one lost a shoe it's rider would stop at the pub for a swift pint and find a farrier :)

Regards, Rosa.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 27, 2013
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    by Rosalyn Hilborne
    • Taken on 2012/10/28 13:20:09
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 26.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired