Even ivy has its flower, but only on the more mature plants.FOTD 16th October 2021: Ivy
Star spangled is the American Flag. This is one of my New York photos from Ellis Island. That was probably one of the first places that the emigrants saw the star spangled banner before entering the country. It now looks quite tidy and clean with its polished floors.RDP Saturday: Starspangled
It is a misty morning this morning, no sun up to now, But wait, I think it is slowly getting brighter.
It is definitely something different to yesterday afternoon when we had what I call bubble clouds everywhere. I was at home as I had no reason to go anywhere. My shopping was delivered in the morning and I have everything I need.
As you cam see I had a magpie visitor yesterday morning. I had to work on this one. I had got some peanuts and decided to see if I could tempt a bird for a photo. This magpie was first of all watching from the tree, wondering whether to risk the visit.
I decided I would have to be as sly as the magpie. I set up my camera and began to wait. This bird was not in a rush and I must have been poised with the camera at least ten minutes and then it pounced. It was all over in a few seconds, but I managed to capture his landing tactics.
Another time of waiting and here is an action photo with the peanut in its beak. Again he flew off
I must say they are very majestic birds and when they arrive everything else disappears, perhaps except for the crows. And that was yesterday’s excitement. Of course I cannot resist playing the ouverture to the Rossini opera “The Thieving Magpie”.
And now to go further. Although it is the week-end, I still have a programme to complete but no stress. Dinner and the evening meal is planned. No. 1 son said something about going to the cinema to see the new James Bond film this evening, I would like to see it myself, but must have patience until it arrives on the TV. I can no longer visit a cinema in the evening. I would have to organise a taxi.
I am now off to deal with life. Breakfast is finished and now to work. Enjoy the week-end with all it ups and downs. Here is another misty view from the garden.