There's an old saying, 'it never rains, but it pours.'
It's older than me, so that puts it somewhere pre Neolithic.
At the moment it is pouring, so one reason why no trip round the local lake today.
After the last week of the best sunshine we've had the weather suddenly drops back to normal. The good weather, and other things, also explain my absence.
The trouble with good weather, is I go out and take pictures. Lots.
Yea, it's great being redundant, and semi retired....................and the savings dwindling.
But you can't take it with you can ya, so I enjoy it while I can.
But then, after all the picture taking, I have to sort them out; a job I don't like.
I like taking pictures.
There's a great quote from Imogen Cunningham that sums it up perfectly:
'Which of my photographs is my favourite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow.'
So, last week, out every day, taking pictures and trying to catch up with the editing
And trying to catch up with updating the website. (Still doing that one; it's in hand)
And trying to catch up with other stuff in my life.
And, in the middle of the week, my boiler almost explodes.
It just kept boiling the water through the night.
Good job I woke up when I did, or this could have been my last picture.
Common Blue damselfly
So, a job that needs some attention, and doing.
More trips out, taking pictures, one with my good friend Trevor, where we found some beautiful butterflies; amongst them this stunning Purple Emperor,
feeding on some bird crap.
A good week, apart from the boiler, (in hand) ......................... and then another disaster.
Yesterday, while beginning my trek round the local, my zoom lens, that has withstood sand storms on the beach, numerous knocks and bumps, being dropped, (more than once), boiled in sunlight, and cooled in rain showers, finally decided to give up the ghost.
Replacement is in hand.
So, for now, the last picture I took with it.
Until I can get taking some more pictures 'tomorrow', here's a few from a few recent 'yesterday's' when the sun shone.
Dark Green Fritillary, male
Dark Green Fritillary, female
Common Evening Primrose
Roe Deer .............. I think
Still lots more to sort through. Some sort of normality will return soon.
It's in hand.
(and see you at Birdfair)