Today’s guest picture is another from my friend Bruce who has been cruising the Black Sea. He and his wife went to Istanbul one day and paid a visit to the celebrated underground cistern.
The older you get, the longer it takes you to get your day re-established once the clocks have changed. It is easier when the clocks go back but meal and bed times still take a few days to become habitual. This being the case, I was more than happy to have the excuse of a howling wind and heavy clouds to keep me off the bicycle and let me have a lazy morning of acclimatisation.
It meant that there was nothing to be done photographically other than to venture out into the garden for a moment to pay tribute to a sturdy marigold….
I retracted the zoom a little today to give you the fuller picture (and because the light was very poor for close ups) and here are some of today’s visitors.
I cropped a couple of pictures.
We will need some colder weather to bring some different birds into the feeder. There is plenty of food about out in the country at the moment.
The car got quite a buffeting from the wind as we went down the road but we arrived safely. The conductor was in a very good mood because of the excellent turnout of singers and he rewarded us with an even more busy and productive practice than usual.
I am getting a bit more confident about singing than I was when I started and I am now able to enjoy the considerable pleasures of singing in harmony with seventy other people without being perpetually worried about singing wrong notes. I still sing quite a few wrong notes or have to stop singing until I find the right pitch again but these occasions are now the exception rather than the rule.
Tomorrow looks as though it is going to add heavy rain to strong winds so I am not expecting to get much use from my camera for a second day running. I might have to turn my hand to useful tasks instead. There is always a first time for anything.
Today’s flying bird is a chaffinch putting the flaps down as it comes into land. Full frame….