… of course it’s not — we stalked across the field … not sure what we could see — if it was a bird on a post; it was huge, vast, frightening … but it didn’t move … at all.
Perhaps it was just a dead, twisted remnant of gorse.
And then it did, of course, as we got too near.
It was a buzzard.
When it took flight and dipped and swooped to the nearest but safe vantage point, it diminished — it was still large … but quantifiable, conforming, believable.
And it left behind its shit. Accumulated crap. An archival ossuary.
And a beautiful still life.
Can one say something about our escalating alienation from the natural world, the industrialisation of the food industry, the rape of the seas (and live hard by Newlyn) and make an homage to early Warhol and even, in fact, like him, make an honest little statement about routine and lunch … ?
Three of the Nine Maidens at Boskednan … Carn Galva in the background.
There are actually eleven stones, two are fallen. Their even spacing suggests that the site was originally laid out as a perfect circle, about 22 metres in diameter, made up of 22 or 23 stones with smooth inner faces.
Actually the iconic Greenburrow engine house at the western end of Ding Dong mine.
Reputed to be the oldest mine in Cornwall and around here they say it has been worked since before Christ.
Perhaps … but it was definitely where Richard Trevithick, the great mining engineer, pioneered high pressure steam in 1797.
The world’s junk food — both sustenance and poison.
Collectively, the 9 biggest oil producers in the world (Saudi Aramco, Gazprom, National Iranian Oil Company, Exxon Mobil, Petro China, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Pemex and Chevron) pump out about 54 Million barrels each and every day.