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

Retirement suits me well. I spend much of my time out making pictures, or at home organizing and refining my pictures. This blog provides me with a platform from which I can indulge my passion for improving my photography and at the same time analyze my thoughts about what I have seen, where I have been and what is happening in my life. My images set out to be honest, but that does not mean I have not adjusted them. I use software to display what I saw though the viewfinder to best advantage. My preference is for landscape and nature, and is mostly centred around my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.
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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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