Tuesday, 19 January 2016
The Robin pictured here was helpful enough to stop singing and pose for me while I struggled to work out which button to press on the camera. Sitting there singing his delightful song while announcing to other Robins or any other bird that he was around, and if any lassie is available here is my phone number. Possibly my presence stopped him getting a response. Listening to his call and awaiting a reply I wondered if I would here a reply. Could it be that with the traffic noise nearby he might yet hear any reply even though I could not I wondered?
We appear to have a lot of these tough wee birds around here but usually they do not pose. Possibly he thought me a threat to his territory and was willing to see me off. He won. Being you I suspect you are telling me he is a she but I will let that pass, you are just guessing as I was.
Museum was busy today. I found an interesting museum type magazine and began to read but found it difficult as every time I picked it up the phone rang. People booking for one of the events usually. Back to the mag and someone comes in the door, handle them with care and attention hoping they will pay money and back to the mag. It took till long after finishing time to get to the back page and then I could read no more as three disparate groups came in to prowl the premises.
All regulars in one way or another, two groups with 'learning difficulties,' that awful pc tag dumped on them by white middle class know best types and one of the 'University of the 3rd Age' groups. I find it difficult to see people in their third age university when I never finished one.
B.A. (failed) that's me.
Having spent all morning indoors I had to get out and take advantage of the bright sky above that I had been watching through the windows. With the temperature being so low and the sun in the sky we had a wide variety of colourful skies laden with streaky clouds today. The sky is always worth noting and in the distance especially there were fabulous colours appearing yet I was unable to turn the camera onto them. When I eventually left the building the skies had changed and these puffy clouds drifted high above, still bright yet without the hues of earlier.
The one thing I missed from Edinburgh was the view north across the Firth of Forth towards Fife as the skies there were always attractive, although at this time of the year usually gray and flecked with snow! Bah! Yesterdays view of Granton was one of the best in days of yore but with all the flats built there it is not like it was sadly.
It appears there is football on tonight, you will be surprised to hear I am off to watch this. I hope I can keep awake to the end...