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photoblog image Sunset crater storm.

Sunset crater storm.

                    On returning to my car after taking this I was delighted to find all the doors locked, and my keys in the ignition, I left it running as it was so cold.....

Miles from home, very cold, no coat, I gazed longingly into the car at my flask of tea, listened to the music playing, heater blowing, engine running.

Looking at the sky I could see a storm approaching, great....  Having sheltered in a nearby bush for an hour or so, our friend Andrea rescued a cold, damp me, lesson learned....

Sunset crater storm.

                    On returning to my car after taking this I was delighted to find all the doors locked, and my keys in the ignition, I left it running as it was so cold.....

Miles from home, very cold, no coat, I gazed longingly into the car at my flask of tea, listened to the music playing, heater blowing, engine running.

Looking at the sky I could see a storm approaching, great....  Having sheltered in a nearby bush for an hour or so, our friend Andrea rescued a cold, damp me, lesson learned....

comments (14)

Isn't it nice to know your car did so well without you? smile Still you got a fine image...
Frank L Croston.: B****Y car! It was sat on the side of the road idling happily, listening to my music smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Mar 2017, 02:31
Love this big sky, Frank.

Did you get a selfie of your period of rest in the bush?
Frank L Croston.: It was that big sky, spotted in my rear view mirror, that started all the trouble! No, I didn't, it could have been my last photo...
You certainly got a beautiful shot of this storm rolling in... What will we do without Andrea???? :-(
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Ell'....Freeze!
Magnifique ciel !
Frank L Croston.: It was, Martine, thanks.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 2 Mar 2017, 06:24
Odd design of car which locks you out when the keys are still in the ignition!
Frank L Croston.: We have never found out definitely why it happened, Elisabeth, but I think I did it myself. The lock is right next to the door handle and its easy to push it as you open the door.Needless to say, I now never leave it with the keys in it!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Mar 2017, 06:36
Oh dear Frank, a fate we all dread..

Lovely picture though!
Frank L Croston.: Indeed, Chris, thanks, some consolation...smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Mar 2017, 07:21
Hahaha!!! I remember you telling me this story; not a good place to be in weather like this. I think I related an account when I was rescued by the Russians when I was locked out near Banff, Canada.
Frank L Croston.: Yes I did, and I remember your story, Alan. Good to know I'm not alone smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Mar 2017, 07:21
..a fabulous image by the way; well done for suffering or your art.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Alan, it has to be done! smile
Only you can decide if this photo was worth it, but I vote for a yes. This is a beautiful shot and rendered so well.
Frank L Croston.: Well, having survived the experience I think it is, thank you very much, Mary.
Well I don't blame you for stopping to take this great scene, I'm presuming you now feel you've learnt a lesson about car keys after all these years.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Brian, oh yes, lesson learnt...I won't ever forget that feeling when I tried to open the car door....:-(
Plonker, ,I will spend all day in the workshop making you a vehicle that is more suitable for your needs.
Frank L Croston.: Thats very nice of you, Michael, will it's name begin with a Z, and end in R.....?
Lesson learned indeed, Frank! My key stays in my pocket, since it isn't used to start the car smile
Frank L Croston.: Oh yes, Tom! Lucky you, our cars aren't that posh...smile Unless you mean you start yours with a handle at the front! smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Mar 2017, 16:13
Wonderful picture Frank, but a hard lesson learned!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Anne, a cold, wet, lesson...:-(
Name begins with A and ends in E.It has 4 wheels and a motor..Just finished making it.
Frank L Croston.: Send me a photo, I'm intrigued.....

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