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                                  The river Wyre Lancashire, at low tide.

                                  This is the breeding ground for Asda's shopping carts,( a young one is just visible at the waters edge...)

they emerge from the water, and slowly make their way across the mud flats to the quayside. Sadly some don't make it.

The ones that do have to make the perilous crossing of the street to the store, avoiding the predatory packs of mobility scooters and bags on wheels....The few that make it then join the others in the shelter, living a life of service to shoppers until some little b*****d captures them and throws them back in the dock !

( Preferably read out to be read out loud in a breathy David Attenborough voice )

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                                  The river Wyre Lancashire, at low tide.

                                  This is the breeding ground for Asda's shopping carts,( a young one is just visible at the waters edge...)

they emerge from the water, and slowly make their way across the mud flats to the quayside. Sadly some don't make it.

The ones that do have to make the perilous crossing of the street to the store, avoiding the predatory packs of mobility scooters and bags on wheels....The few that make it then join the others in the shelter, living a life of service to shoppers until some little b*****d captures them and throws them back in the dock !

( Preferably read out to be read out loud in a breathy David Attenborough voice )

comments (15)

The photo is just beautiful! I love the colors in the sky, the sheen on the mud and water...
The narrative is brilliantly funny! Thank you for giving me a good laugh!
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Elizabeth, it is a great view. Glad you like the story, see what happens when you leave me on my own too long...smile
i like the way the colours smoothly transition over the sky, Frank. could be a crowning achievement for well known historian grin
Frank L Croston.: Thank you very much Ayush.
J'aime vraiment beaucoup !!!
Frank L Croston.: Pleased you do, thanks Claudine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Dec 2019, 06:26
You have made light of this urban pollution Frank. A very pleasing picture though..
Frank L Croston.: Oh I don't mean to make light of it Chris, it makes my blood boil, I'm sorry you felt that way. Glad you like the photo though.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 11 Dec 2019, 06:40
I wish David Attenborough could see and read this, Frank. Priceless!
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Elisabeth, very kind of you.
A cracking picture and I love the text.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Bill, I'm pleased you like both.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 11 Dec 2019, 08:53
It is a stunning picture Frank, so much do I like it that I will likey it.
Frank L Croston.: Well thank you Andrew, much appreciated.
Instead of going for a coffee we could put on our wet suits and wade out across the mud flats and save as many of the shopping carts as we can.Take them back to your place and wash them down and give the wheels an oil.
Frank L Croston.: Hmm, don't see that happening somehow bud...
Oh, yes, I can hear him right now. He would surely tip his hat to you, Frank.
Frank L Croston.: That would be nice Ginnie, thank you.
Excellent picture and very amusing commentary. There is a block of flats near us which apparently has its own parking area for supermarket trollies although why they aren't parked all in a line or standing on their wheels I have no idea.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Brian. I amuse myself, both here and in the U.S. seeing how far from their homes that I see trolleys. On the university campus near us in Flagstaff students seem to think its their right to take them from the stores to wherever they reside.
You could do a public service. Retrieve a cart and fill it with rubbish as you bring the cart back to the store. This light is beautiful but I would wait till morning. smile
Frank L Croston.: I could, but I doubt I will...smile That would mean getting up in the morning !
Not many people know that! smile
Frank L Croston.: I try to inform, Tom....smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Dec 2019, 19:41
I am so glad that I finally see where the Asda shopping carts breed. Man alive who would have knows.
I can hear David read the whole story.
But that aside, Frank. I love the colours and the view.
Frank L Croston.: It is a little known story Astrid...smileThank you, glad you like it.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Dec 2019, 19:55
They also grow in all kinds of rivers and canals all over Europe - although they are a different species than the Lancashire's Asdas. Excellent picture of new beginnings.
Frank L Croston.: I have seen a few species, we often see them hiding from students on the university campus in Flagstaff as well , they are very shy...Thanks Louis.
Sublime.......a cracking image, Frank!
They're better used for art smile
Frank L Croston.: Thank you very much Martin. Indeed,I've even seen people put shopping in them !

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