Saturday, 8 April 2017
Gloom to Bloom
After two days of sunshine the weather improved enough to begin the day with thick mist. It was not just the mist that was thick, this thicko decided to get on the bike and look for a place where the sun was cutting through said mist, I didn't find it.
My knees were aching anyway so I did not think this would make them worse, it may improve things in the long term, so of I trundled discovering how low the tyres could get yet still carry my bulk. Again I enjoyed the quietness of the streets before the town came alive, again I listened to the birds serenading me, again I could not see them for the mist. I did see the occasional not very happy individual dressed for Saturday overtime, how I miss those days? One or two cycled past not too keen to get in on time, Saturdays are often less urgent than week days in some warehouses, the bright Hi-Vis vests seen long before the wearers were.
Watching the park opposite I often see a Blackbird defending his patch. Other Blackbirds, Thrush's or whatever that arrive are swiftly confronted as he protects his land. This morning as I crossed the road this one was sitting surveying the quiet morning, it was clear this was the owner of the land. He sat not six feet away from me, not moving, not fussed, quite confident in his self as I took a few shots of him. He is certainly not a young one and as I made my way across the park I could see him still sitting there quite at peace. I suppose breakfast was over, the intruders dispatched, the traffic still quiet, few people around so now was the time to sit and watch.
By the time I got home and recovered from my exercise I noticed the mist tinning and soon the sky was blue, the sun shining and I was trapped here filling out forms! Much of the rest of the time was trying to work out if I had a virus on the laptop or not. Three devices claim I did not, yet I am sure something has arrived. I did break away from the laptop and the football long enough to cross the park and deliver one form to the Council offices. Everywhere people were acting as if it were summer! Are they mad?
My knees ache...