What a warm day yesterday was, I got plenty done in the garden, the tatties are planted finally, the cricket was missed, but the tea still flowed. Oh, and the dogs lay asleep on the settee during all this activity, proving I am nothing like a dog, bare with me I have an itch behind my ear which I can only reach with my foot.
Today is tidy up day, there is loads of rubbish in the garden which needs chucking. Who said "there will be more rubbish when I go outside", the cheek of it.
It seems never ending at the minute, although it will be worth all the work in the end, I hope. I can see myself sitting out there with the BBQ going, enjoying fresh veg and pretty flowers with buzzy bees and other insects going about their business of posing for photographs. Of course, by the time I've finished there will probably be snow on the ground and Santa going down the chimney. Being stubborn or so I'm told, I'll still sit out with the BBQ alight enjoying sprouts and empty flower beds in my hawaiin shorts. What an awful thought, not the cold but me in shorts. Having said all that, at least the insects will be easier to photograph cocooned inside tiny ice cubes.
Todays upload was taken the very day I got my little Nikon.
I took a wander around Mowbray Park in Sunderland, the sun was going down and there were the remains of the snowfall from a few days before. Everyone was wrapped up to try and keep out the bitter cold. There were children playing in the distant playground, the sound of which broke the deathly silence that had fallen over the rest of the park.
I was not alone as I meandered around the pond looking at the birds, a lady arrived with a bag of bread to feed the adbundance of feathered friends that were calmly enjoying the water and the slight warmth of the low sun.
As the bread crumbs began to be scattered the birds flocked around the lady, once alone in her small area of the park she now had hundreds of friends all wanting to be with her, even if only for a short while.
Watching from the other side of the pond, I felt a bit like someone who hadn't been invited to a party, but was watching the festivities through a window.
I decided I would capture this moment, just as I took the shot there was a loud noise from the nearby road, this spooked the birds who left rather hurriedly as if a fire alarm had been rung, none of them saying thank you or goodbye to their host.
The birds never returned, it was as if they blamed the lady for the noise.
She spread the remaining crumbs around, wrapped herself tightly in her coat and made for the exit.
The party was over.
I hope you like this one, thanks for looking and for any comments.
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