These past few days I've inadvertently stepped back from my normal activity. I've not blogged, and aside from finishing The Little Stranger and reading a little of The Grapes of Wrath (which I'm thoroughly enjoying), I haven't been reading as I normally would. Today, and yesterday, I didn't read anything at all, and on Sunday and Monday I watched films in the evening (I very rarely watch films; I don't think it's an exaggeration to say I have only watched four or five films this year). I've also spent a great deal of time taking pictures and playing about with them. This morning, for example, I set myself up in the living room; not terribly professionally - standing on an armchair, camera pointing at the garden, using George's cage as a tripod (I had to put a cushion on the top, and he spent the whole half an hour trying to bite my toes). I think I've taken eighty pictures today (only a few made it to Tumblr, though!). I've made it my mission to get a good photograph of the robin that has begun showing his face. I did manage to get one picture (after a great many attempts, and a collection of pictures of empty spaces!), bit it was slightly blurred, and not really what I wanted. Tomorrow morning, I plan on throwing some bread out (I bribe the birds with bread, of course) and waiting. I do have an actual tripod, so I shall dig it out. Tomorrow, perhaps, I shall get my robin.
|The elusive robin.|
I also need to spend some time sorting out some junk, which I will do tomorrow. I fall too easily into the "I'll put it there for now" habit, and it's led to a bit of a tip, so a little organisation is required. For one thing, the offending room is where I usually exercise, and there is no space there at all now. It's one of those jobs that feels like it should take a day, but really, with a bit of focus and discipline, it should take no more than an hour.
Having realised the list was almost complete (with a few changes to the title, though sticking to the themes), I'm now freer than ever!