Thursday, 4 February 2010
At 7 o'clock one morning I made a snap decision to go for a walk with my camera! The sky looked beautiful with a pinky orange glow that I knew would not last much past 8 o'clock. I set off for the beach which is about a five minute walk from the house. Our local fox, I call him Charlie, was just coming off the night shift. Unfortunately so was I, not quite alert enough and thus missing a great photo opportunity. I settled myself on the beach for a few minutes and just snapped away! Taking the circular route to return home via the lagoon, I was surprised to see that some parts of the lagoon were still frozen. Almost as surprised as the rather sleepy moorhen who came to an abrupt halt when he swam into the edge of the ice! Early morning is probably my favorite time out there. There was a faint hum of traffic far in the distance, but other than that it was just me and the birds, two of whom I caught canoodling on a bench!
Home and breakfast. English muffins with marmalade. On reflection a little more effort perhaps next time? Sipping my hot tea from a Maxwell William White Basic mug I remembered the fuss I made about collecting a Royal Albert Country Roses tea set. This, I'm ashamed to say, is languishing at the back of the cupboard. Next time.
Sitting in front of the fire looking out over the garden a black bird appeared from nowhere on the guttering above the workshop window. He hopped down onto the fence. Then his mate appeared from under the roof tile. It appears that we have a wee small family in residence in our workshop! Better not tell the cats! This discovery, I have to say, made up for missing Charlie. Truly a fantastic morning.