Time and Place

“I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time. But many others were also in the same place. The difference was that I took action” ~ Bill Gates.

This weekend the Photo Challenge over on our other site https://weeklyprompts.com is Right Place Right Time. This is my response to the challenge.

Caring for life garden tour

Last week, I spent a pleasant afternoon with three of my good friends, my former colleagues from school.  Usually, we meet up every few weeks for coffee and a girlie chat. This time, however, we met up for an organised garden tour followed by a cream tea.

Entering the wildlife section of this garden tour reminded me of our school wildlife garden which Learning Mentor Sandy lovingly tended with her gardening club. We had a pond, which turned out to be a haven for wildlife. Being with Sandy on the garden tour brought to mind the occasion when she was in the right place at the right time and was even carrying a camera. Unfortunately for the frog, he was most definitely in the wrong place at the wrong time!

A Heron and frog

A Visiting Heron and captured by Sandy (on camera!) 

This next photo shows how last year, my third daughter was also in the wrong place at the wrong time after a pickup truck in front of her came to an unexpected halt when the driver suddenly decided to turn right.

Lizzy's accident

Following a phone call I rushed down here, and on seeing the empty car and the ambulance nearby I feared the worst. Fortunately, Lizzy and her one year old, plus her unborn baby were unharmed.  Lizzy walked away with neck, and chest pain. 

How about this one? Was I in the right place right time when I just happened to be out for a stroll as the fire fighters entered the lake? SONY DSC

A moment later whilst still watching the fire-men, it became the wrong place wrong time when I failed to notice a dog on a long leash; it ran around my legs, the owner pulled one way, and the dog the other, I ended up on the ground, narrowly missing the lake!

I couldn’t let this post go without an addition to this challenge -Please welcome the lovely Olly Murs .

(c) SueW-nansfarm.net 2018 In response to the Photo Challenge Right Place Right Time from Weekly Prompts –  http://weeklyprompts.com/2018/09/15/photo-challenge-right-place-right-time

17 thoughts on “Time and Place

    1. I can’t claim credit for the frog and heron picture but seeing as it prompted the challenge I just had to include it on this one. Thank you Maureen.


  1. That Bill Gates seems to be a midest sort of chappy wouldn’t you agree?
    That bingle looks a bad on, although I do believe the cars today are made to crumble up like that, better than being pushed right back into the vehicle proper, I note the engine still seems to be where it’s supposed to be,
    I can recall the days when the motor would finish up sitting in the driver and front seat passengers laps

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    1. I know just what you mean Brian. This car was a write off. By coincidence, the truck involved was one of those that is sent out to clean up after accidents and pick up damaged cars. The driver was cleaning up the debris from the road when I arrived. It could have been much worse. They were taken to hospital as a precaution and spent the rest of the day there being monitored.

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  2. You’ve set high standard to find the right place and right time amongst my motley photos, i’ll have to see what I can dig up, through my black and back……. blink…… picture….. blink…….. library…….. blinky…. blink..

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    1. I know, poor little thing. All we could say was “Well done Sandy. What a fantastic picture! Yes a huge relief over lizzy’s car. And of course that they were unharmed. Thank you Peter

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  3. MNL

    wow! that’s must have been so scary for her to experience and then for you to see that crumpled car. Lucky everything turned out ok for her and the baby. Taht shot of the heron was amazing! Interesting shot of the firemen. I never htink of them wading in water like that — it’s like the opposite of fire.

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    1. We were all very shocked at the car crash. The heron and frog picture gave me the idea for this challenge so I just had to include it. I think the firemen were on some sort of training exercise. Thank you for the comments, always appreciated. 🙂

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      1. MNL

        I’m glad everything turned out ok. The post reminded me of life a bit — drama and cool quiet moments and lucky opportunities to take a quick shot.

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