September 6, 2014 … on the upswing from here on

Is it self-pity or is it merely man-flu?


Starlings, waxeyes, sparrows, finches all try for the peanut butter cone

Mary is the toughest most resilient person I know. Bacteria wouldn’t dare cross her bow, yet she has been laid low too. Of course she does a lot less feeling sorry for herself and more getting on with things than I do, but I am convinced that whatever we got is real enough.  Anyway, yesterday I couldn’t muster the enthusiasm to leave the house. Instead I stuck my camera in a storm jacket, mounted it on a tripod and pointed it at the tree on the front lawn. There Mary gets the birds to come with a variety of enticements. The latest is a pine cone which has been liberally daubed with a thick layer of cheap supermarket home-brand peanut butter. The birds go nuts for it (ouch!) .


Random bird shot

The rain was steady pretty much all day so I sat inside and from time to time pressed the remote trigger. I got what I deserved … nothing much.

I see a light at the end of a tunnel and hope it’s not a train.


About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
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One Response to September 6, 2014 … on the upswing from here on

  1. Cliff says:

    I love the sparrow.

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