Tuesday, September 11, 2012


I learnt a new word today. I seem to most days. When I was young in UK the word for eye-shades on horses was blinkers. Now here in North America it seems to be blinders. They are used to pacify horses. The idea is they get confused by too much visual information coming from all directions without them. I think too they startle when things appear suddenly at the side. Other words in this department are pacifiers, visors, and winkers. We also use blinkers and winkers in our cars for indicators of our intentions. Nowadays people drive so fast there is no time to wink or blink or even take notice of traffic signs, so they seem to drive with blinders! Surprisingly there are also companies manufacturing blinders for people to wear. What are they? Fashion accessories? Please folk be sensible won't you?
The Opus Bar and Theatre Cafe

White Lake Eco Reserve

Athens Creek Sunset

Vera's Gladioli
There are also people "going through life with blind/kers on" meaning with distorted religious views, or perhaps biased views and mistaken ideas and prejudices.  Today I even found  pictures of people-blinders to share with you!! Just Google for pictures of blinders!
So take off your blinders and enjoy our photos!

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