The arrow and the cones…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘hatchment’ – a diamond-shaped board painted with a coat of arms to indicate the death of the bearer.
‘I see they’ve got a hatchment done for Bobby Swiftsword then.’
‘How did he go? Was it heroic?’
‘Surfeit of lampreys…’

dscn4349Yes, it was last March and I was walking up the long slope of the bridge over the railway lines, it was a moist drab sort of day. I glanced over the concrete wall to the yard of the builders merchants below and happened to spot this dramatic stand-off taking place between a snake-like white arrow and a bunch of stroppy bright young cones. The cheeky cones had been following Mr Arrow and making personal remarks and chiacking him relentlessly. Suddenly he turned on his pursuers; they immediately retreated and stood cowering like a bunch of ninnies up in the corner of the frame… Ho ho ho!…

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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9 Responses to The arrow and the cones…

  1. Dana Doran says:

    Oh! the story of this photo….it’s so disarming!

  2. “A bunch of ninnies” oh thats a phrase I haven’t heard in such a long time! SO funny! 🙂

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