Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who noticed these sculptures of full stop on a recent visit to the South Bank of the Thames.
Our day looked like this when I got up…
…but it had become rather cloudy by the time that we got to church….
…and it had disappeared entirely by the time that we got out.
Rather disappointingly, the foggy conditions remained in place for the rest of the day and the temperature hardly rose above freezing.
At the church, the minister remarked during his sermon that it might be a good idea to pray for the church choir. We didn’t entirely know how to take this.
When we had got back from church and a cup of coffee had found a good home, I set out for a short misty walk with the intention of taking some moody pictures. This plan would have gone better if I had put a card in my camera.
The short walk became a very short walk and I arrived home in a disgruntled mood which was not helped by the continuing absence of birds at the feeder.
However, on this occasion things did improve, and a couple of minutes later the first birds of the day arrived…
…and it was not long…
…until enough had arrived to cause queues to form.
There was soon quite a rush…
…and even a hint of arguments developing….
…but the rush soon evaporated and a few lonely chaffinches were left…
Still, the thing about chaffinches is that they like spreading their wings and thus make good subjects for a feeder photographer.
After lunch, we went off through the chilly mist to Carlisle for the weekly meeting of our Carlisle choir. At one stage the mist threatened to become thick fog but it relented and by the time we got to Carlisle, it was brighter and there was no mist.
Our musical director had suffered a tyre blow-out on the motorway in Glasgow on her way to lead the practice. She hadn’t come to any harm but was unable to get to us so our accompanist took the task on, playing and conducting simultaneously with great verve.
We worked hard for her and as a result, we had a most enjoyable sing.
I was a bit worried that we might have to face freezing fog on the way home but although the temperature was hovering around zero, there was only one small patch of mist and the drive back was not too bad at all.
We are going away tomorrow for a few days to visit Evie, our younger granddaughter, so posts will be potluck from the phone.
In the meantime, I was happy to find a genuine flying bird of the day today, even though the misty conditions didn’t let me get a crisp picture.