Today’s guest picture brings a welcome shaft of sunshine from Almeria in south-east Spain, described by Bruce who visited it on his grand tour, as the home of all those tasteless tomatoes that you wished you hadn’t bought.
I did make a token effort to photograph a bird or two…
So I turned my mind to sitting and relaxing which I accomplished with grace and dignity for the rest of the day. I did spend some of the sitting time doing useful things like putting three weeks of the newspaper index into the database (one by myself at home, one with Sandy’s help in the afternoon still at home and one in the Archive Centre in the evening, so a nice variety there.)
While Sandy was round in the afternoon, he made a mount for a woodpecker picture of mine which is to be used as one of the prizes in a forthcoming raffle. I only hope that the winner is not too disappointed that they didn’t bag the bottle of sherry instead.
I also sorted out some pictures of vintage vehicles for the next camera club competition. I had misread the instructions and thought that the class was for vintage machinery, a much more wide ranging subject, and a result I have quite a collection of fairly interesting photos of old machinery but very few of vintage vehicles. However, by scraping around, I have dug up six shots.
As I had time on my hands, I have put them in a gallery here just to practice using galleries which have been a mystery to me hitherto.
They are not the most exciting pictures in the world but they are all that I have.
There was a brief respite from the rain when Sandy and I went up to the Archive Centre in the evening but it had started again by the time we returned home.
The flying bird of the day is a gloomy chaffinch.