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Essential Delivery

Posted by
Christine (Ellemford, United Kingdom) on 2 December 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Early yesterday morning we got a phone call from the oil tanker driver " Do you think I will get through" He did and thankfully filled up our oil tank. He couldn't get the tanker into our drive and at one point was stuck while reversing, totally blocking the road, but all done with a smile and a bit of chat. Everyone tries to help everyone else in tough circumstances, in this area, our findings are, that everyone tries to help and support each other all year round.

NIKON D60 1/40 second F/5.3 ISO 400 66 mm

I'm very much an amateur photographer. I live in the hills of the Scottish Borders which has fantastic flora and fauna, as well as wonderful light.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Sepia toned gorgeousness! I've slowly pieced together where you are, and a bit about your lifestyle(Does that make me a photo-stalker???)-and whilst I'm in awe of your gorgeous house, and great surroundings-it must be very tough during weather like this!

2 Dec 2010 6:41am

@CElliottUK: I can honestly say it is tough, but much tougher for the elderly, farmers and any one who doesn't have a 4X4. I always feel the road tax on the latter should be by postcode!

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

In my new capacity as an oil delivery man's mate! I think I prefer my real job (call what you do a real job? Ha! – Ed). Lovely tones and a perfect way to present this. I have to say the Scottish Fuels man is great. Many would have not attempted to get to us in these conditions, which reminds me. Where is my delivery from Apple!
Mr E normally it's not tough it's idyllic, but this last week has been a challenge as Mrs H will tell you. . . she has responsibility for feeding the pigs!

2 Dec 2010 7:40am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

"Road Tax by postcode" ??! Oh, my, this is not going down well in west London . . I shall get one of the servants to write an objection ! And, I have almost an inch of snow near the front gates.

2 Dec 2010 11:16am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Cool treatment :)

2 Dec 2010 1:01pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon,, Canada

What a great capture, Christine, looks like he is knee deep in white stuff and I did see
all the mess at the airports there on the news, wondering if I should go away for X-mas
or stay put. Amazing amount of snow, but we are resilient and stick to our duties.
Superb shot and good to hear you got your essentials.

2 Dec 2010 1:48pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great shot to document such moments as winter takes hold.

2 Dec 2010 1:51pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Menuda nevada,una escena interesante.Saludos.

2 Dec 2010 8:43pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Great story Christine! People have to help eachother!!

2 Dec 2010 9:26pm

Christophe from Cherbourg, France

Ils ont du bouleau !

2 Dec 2010 9:31pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, that's amazing. I'm so glad he made it in. What great shot. Shows all the drama and the snow!

3 Dec 2010 4:15am

k@ from Paris, France

Hard job, bravo to those men, super documentary shot !

3 Dec 2010 9:44am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Kudos for building up this lovely community - this is the only thing that really matters, and makes us human. Like it or not, we depend on each other. ;D

5 Dec 2010 10:51am

1/40 second
ISO 400
66 mm