Years ago, when I was younger, they called it depression, and you saw a psychiatrist.
It was a waste of time, so in the end I stopped going.
I did a lot of 'creative' writing in those dark days.
These days it's known by a different name, and you see a therapist.
I don't bother these days; I 'ride it out'.
Nature is a great psychiatrist/therapist, but there are times when it's a major effort to try and 'connect' with it.
I get there eventually.
I hope I always can.
Here's some recent connections.
Hoverfly, Volucella zonaria
He was in the garden one sunny day, finding the ivy very interesting, and looking for all the world like some Hornet. He's harmless though.
A short video I took near the same day, of lots of Honey Bees doing the same thing.
So long as you leave them alone to get on with what they are doing, they're harmless too.
A recent nice surprise, was being contacted by the warden at RSPB Conwy, asking if they could use a couple of my pictures for an information board, to go on display in one of their hides.
Always happy to help any charity organisation that I support, (and I support a few), I said yes. Here's a copy of the finished product.
I can't wait to get back to Wales and see it in the 'flesh'.
But back home for now ..............
At the risk of plagiarism, here's the Robin in my garden.
Cock sure, and bold as brass. A juvenile, that is growing fast. Now reached adult stage, and constantly singing his liquid, flutey song, as he establishes his territory.
Another, because I like him so much. He's found a small water snail, for a snack.
My small garden pond is a magnet for some of the birds that visit the garden.
House Sparrow, taking a drink.
Last one for now, is of something I've never witnessed before, and only just managed to catch it on camera.
One of two frogs, that climbed from the pond, sat on a stone garden ornament, and then climbed up and disappeared into a large Honeysuckle bush.
Enjoy your week/weekend.