Monday, 25 November 2013

Moorhen skating, Ian Mason

Popping in to our little local museum yesterday to escape the rain, I couldn't help chuckling at this photograph of a moorhen (from this year's exhibition of wildlife photography, wonderful as always) ...

Rev Robert Walker Skating on Duddington Loch
Because it reminded me so much of Raeburn's skating vicar, one of my favourite paintings from the Scottish National Gallery.
The wildlife exhibition is touring and dates/locations are here.

7 comments:

Lucille said...

Brilliant juxtaposition Mary.

elaine said...

Love it.

Noelle the dreamer said...

I had to chuckle at you compared both but it is true...
Always happy to find a little culture.
Thanks for sharing Mary,

Sally said...

This is great. What excellent recall you have.

Toffeeapple said...

I agree with Lucille. Thank you for putting up a link to the site, it is very interesting.

Cosy Books said...

Thanks for the smile, Mary! I've just sent off a grouchy comment to a company that makes expensive raisin bread. My $6 loaf had an air bubble throughout forty per cent of it...hmmpfff!

It's skating weather here today, brrrr.

Gina said...

That's brilliant... wonderful comparison