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The Sun-Dance Kid

 

After days and days of rain, the sun came out the day we arrived.

Bath, England, in early May.


You may not need sun now where you live but some places do!

If you need sun this weekend, you know who can dance!

(GO, Andy Murray!)



The Sun-Dance Kid

 

After days and days of rain, the sun came out the day we arrived.

Bath, England, in early May.


You may not need sun now where you live but some places do!

If you need sun this weekend, you know who can dance!

(GO, Andy Murray!)



comments (46)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Jul 2012, 01:12
The Universal sign for "It wasn't me"...used generally when a slice of cake has disappeared, or a bicycle tyre is found punctured, or a bottom has been fondled covertly...


Andy who!
Ginnie Hart: It's also the "basking in the sun" sign, Ray...and the prayer of thansgiving for something that hadn't been seen for many days/weeks!

Andy Who? Think Wimbeldon and England's first time to have a Englishman win the final in 70 years!
It must be a rare occasion to get a sunny day in Bath Ginnie... Chris seems to be in ecstasy....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Ecstasy is a good word for what Chris was experiencing in that moment, Peter! Total and unabashed ecstasy!
Someone has been dancing here because we suddenly have sun and it is very hot.
Ginnie Hart: I don't wish the heat on anyone right now, Michael, but if you've had a lot of rain, I'm glad you now have the sun!
Oh man ... be careful Chris. You appear to have been rubbing shoulders for too long with David Icke.
Ginnie Hart: So, I just Googled David Icke and....hmmm. This actually was Chris at one of his most sane, grateful and blissful moments ever, Richard. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Jul 2012, 06:13
Good heavens - I don't remember you taking this Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Your eyes were closed, Chris, and you really went into another zone, I think. Astrid remembers the moment, too! smile You really DID have a lot of rain!
  • Elsabe
  • South Africa
  • 6 Jul 2012, 06:14
I surrender - I give up - please stop.
A great portrait of this sun kid.
Have a great week-end !!!
Ginnie Hart: He was literally basking in the sun, Elsabe. He hadn't seen it for days! Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Jul 2012, 06:18
Oh, this is a wonderful portrait of our Green Man - he seems to be full in trance and certainly filled with pleasure when you both arrived.
Oh, Ginnie, we have enough sun here - and heat, and in England I enjoyed enough sun, too, so that my face looks now a bit sun- burnt. Chris looks always like having the sun in his face because of his many outdoor activities - and often he has the sun in his heart, too!
Ginnie Hart: Apparently they had had weeks of rain before we arrived, Philine. In fact, on that walk we had to avoid many mud puddles. So when the sun was out that first day, Chris really was in ecstasy.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Jul 2012, 06:39
Chris is an outdoor-man. And this is a wonderful portrait of a man with the sun in his face and his heart (like Philine already mentioned)
We were so lucky to have a period of sunny days, in between the pouring rain.
A likey to me. and yes grin GO GO Andy!!!!!
Ginnie Hart: This really was a moment of pure ecstasy for Chris. He couldn't believe the sun after all those days of rain...arriving the same day as we did! I'm so glad I was able to capture him. smile
the sun is very cheery after it's been behind clouds for a while... i live in a place that could use more sun, so send the sundance kid over lol nice shot, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: For all of you who need him, I hope he does the trick. smile Thanks, Elaine.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 6 Jul 2012, 07:33
A very good portrait of a man who rarely closes his eyes in case he misses something!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Lisl! I think I was very lucky!!! Thanks. smile
What with standing under yew trees waiting for vibrations from them and now this, i see Chris in a new light , lovely shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Mick! grin Thanks.
Toff looks in prayer of just trying to get that vital bit of sun on the palms of his hands.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Chad. It was an "eternalized moment!" smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 6 Jul 2012, 08:28
Good photo of this sun worshipper it would be good to see and a home country winner
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Vintage. I'm sure he'd take the prize in any number of categories. smile
  • anna thomas
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Jul 2012, 08:56
...love your pictures, and you have been trying so hard to get the English/British right. But ...Andy Murray is Scottish (or British) but definitely not English (re: your reply to Ray). It is a minefield. Shame we can't all be classed as members of the fantastic Human Race.
Ginnie Hart: AHA! I should have said British, but to be honest, Anna, I did not know Andy was Scottish. Thanks for the correction! I hope he wins, regardless!!!

In the meantime, thanks for stopping by and commenting! smile Do you have a website/blog???
he doesnt seem to know it anymore smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I have a feeling it'll all come back the minute he sees it again. smile
It's going to rain a lot this weekend...
I guess this is what you get in England.
Don't you just miss the wind from Chicago? grin
That's your hometown, right G? wink
Ginnie Hart: We're getting rain here in the Netherlands, too, LC. I think Europe is the place most hit.

But no, I'm from Michigan (early years) and Georgia (later years). However, I lived in Chicago one year and LOVED the windy city!!! smile I live in the right country now because Holland gets LOTS of wind, which I love!
In reverence of the sun! Great portrait Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: They're called sun worshippers for a reason! smile Thanks, Martin.
Just to be obtuse, Go JW Tsonga (I'm French). Fine portrait of Chris rehearsing his aerobics workout! smile
Ginnie Hart: Oh, no. A traitor amongst us?!? smile
  • Ken
  • United States
  • 6 Jul 2012, 11:44
Each picture I view of Chris today...is getting bigger and bigger!! I'm getting scared! smilesmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! He can be bigger than life if you're not careful, Ken! smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Jul 2012, 12:58
Where did you find this scarecrow? wink Sir Tiff looks like he is performing some ancient rites ceremony - summoning up a Sun God, perhaps?
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Alan! smile
This is a crackjack shot of the much photographed gent, Ginnie. Love his expression. Pure bliss!
Ginnie Hart: Bliss is a good word for what he was feeling, Beverly, I'm sure! Thank you.
on dirait que tu l'as pris en flagrand délit et qu'il met ses mains ainsi car tu lui dis "haut les mains...."
Ginnie Hart: He actually was in full bliss and peace, l'Angevine, basking in the sun.
Great portrait! I can see the fun you all had!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Robin. It was a great first day with our special host and friend!
I love this sun worshiper to the portrait of great sweetness
Ginnie Hart: He's a real gentleman, Marie. smile Merci.
Man lurking in bushes surrenders to the cops? Nice treatment and shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Everyone could come up with their own story, John, for sure. smile Thanks.
Hehehe... the title is perfect Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jacquelyn. smile
His expression says it all Ginnie! A wonderful capture!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Pavan, I agree. Thank you.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Jul 2012, 17:29
Absolutely love this guilt ridden picture of Sir Chris. Whodunnit? Yes HE did smile Superb!

Btw, I am actually watching Andy Murray against Tsonga, Fingers crossed.

The truth is Andy,is actually SCOTTISH, but everyone (English, Northern Irish and Welsh) says he is 'BRITISH' cause he might actually win something. He becomes VERY Scottish sharpish if this was football-no British anything there. Now that I have sufficiently confused you, I will stop typing now...:p
Ginnie Hart: Now we know that Andy did in fact win...a match I watched from beginning to end, SAVO. I can hardly wait for the final on Sunday. smile And yes, someone else told me he is Scottish...and therfore BRITISH, not English!!! THANK YOU.
Nothing better than a sun carees Ginnie. Great capture!
Ginnie Hart: Especially when you need it, Richard! Merci.
Superb photo with an excellent lighting. Good evening Ginnie. AMicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Antoine. Merci.
More like an abject surrender - besides, there are no cake crumbs on his beard smile
Ginnie Hart: Truth be told, Tom, he really was in a state of bliss! smile
Offering an invocation to the sun-god... smile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Larry. You nailed it. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Jul 2012, 00:53
He must be surrounded by many mean people, maybe traffic issue?
Ginnie Hart: He was only with Astrid and me, Louis, out in the quiet neighborhood of the farm...no traffic. Just Mother Nature and Father Sun. After all that rain, Chris was in heaven, basking!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jul 2012, 00:59
He looks like he is tuning into and communing with nature...
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Cherry. He was almost in a trance! smile
nice capture of a man who seems to have nothing to hide. until i read ray's comment... "a bottom that has been fondled covertly" grin
Ginnie Hart: Don't pay attention to Ray, Ayush. Chris really was in his own zone and NOT thinking about what Ray thought. HA!
Ok I'am still not going to tell you how I got the sun to shine,great portrait Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Exactly, Peter. smile
We have had nothing but sun and triple diget weather. What we need is some rain. horrible drought here.

Great shot, he looks like he is saying "Not me, no way...." lol.
Ginnie Hart: Too bad we can spread the rain and sun around a bit, Gail, and equalize everything out. (sigh)

As for Chris, he was in a trance, giving thanks for the sun!
A very fine shot of Chris, I wonder what he was apparently saying no to.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Brian, but look a bit more carefully because he is really saying YES in the most reverent way possible...to the sun!
  • tede
  • France
  • 7 Jul 2012, 17:16
He is worshiping the sun smile Superb portrait. Ginnie nice day.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Tede. Exactly! Merci.
"I really don't know..." ("Mijn naam is haas")

(Is there still a problem commenting on my blog - today is again a Marius' day, as Philine said)
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, he really was in an ecstatic trance, happy for the sun, Wim!

(I just tried leaving a comment at your blog and NO, it did not take. Does your website have a spam box (like most do)? Also, is your site run by Wordpress? That's where I've been having problems lately.)
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 7 Jul 2012, 21:29
I think I will 'dance in the rain' IF we ever get any...it's too HOT to dance in the sun.
Ginnie Hart: I just wish we could share some of our rain with you, Sue. I'm sure Astrid would love some of your sun in return!
Looks well wrapped up!
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Graeme!
The gesture reminds me of a break dance move, for real, yo!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I wouldn't put it past him, Doug. smile
nice portrayal
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Joshi.

Could you please check to see if my comment on your current post went into your Spam box? If you are on Wordpress, I've been having problems with this for a week now.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 8 Jul 2012, 20:39
it's like he's absorbing the sun's energy.. wink nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: BINGO, Rian. Exactly! Thanks.
  • george
  • Germany
  • 9 Jul 2012, 20:01
For a brief moment I thought it was Bill Bailey. But no, it was his doppelgänger.

Anyway if it is raining where you are, you need cheering up - so take a look at the real Bill Bailey. One or two well known people in the audience... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMNX11y0dVo

ps hope you don't mind Ginnie???????
Ginnie Hart: OMG, George. You have no idea. They could be brothers! Thanks for the laugh. smile

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