I am making a slight change to the blog. I am going to post something.
Seriously though, I am thinking that because I don’t have a lot of time with my streaming, I may start doing VLOGs instead. It is quicker for me to do that than it is to write something. Even though I am writing this.
I can do some editing whilst I do other things. So expect something new soon.
I am already posting some video items into my Instagram and my YouTube, so it’s only a small step to add them here as well.
I am a 56 year old man with two adult children. I have a married daughter who is 25 and expecting her first baby, and my son is 27 and just started dating again.
I only take photographs once or twice a month now as opposed to 5-10 years ago when I was out all the time. I live in an area where I can watch birds all the time, I have powerful binoculars so I can watch the Chiffchaffs, Warblers, Wagtails, Prinias, Flycatchers, Azure tits, Great tits, Sombre tits and anything else that decides to pop by. I will get my camera out if I see Egrets, Hawks, Sparrow Hawks or Kites around.
I have a sign on my front door that says “Birdman” and a plaque that was made for me that says “Alcatraz couldn’t hold the Birdman”
I write the odd poem and occasional fiction piece. I do apologise that my posts are not often, but that’s what happens when you spend your time watching birds strutting their stuff.
Each image indicates the future of life – the birds and the bees and the flowers
I looked out my balcony doors today, and one of the gulls was back. They haven’t been around for a while, so I was quite happy to see it. I started taking photos of it on the balcony railing, and then the cat caught sight and ran for it. The door was shut, but it was enough to scare the bird off. I went and put my shoes on and the hood of my camera lens, then went outside in the rain. I threw the poor thing some bread, but as you can see, it was raining quite hard and you can see the raindrops on the back feathers.
If you look around you, then you will see things that can make you realise that if things are bad today, that doesn’t mean they always will be. Leaves fall from a tree, and yet in the spring .. they grow again. Life always shows a way. Don’t give up. A little seedling is the tiniest item of hope. Barely 2 millimetres across, and yet the life it creates is a wonder, and sometimes one of massive proportions. A small seed once created the Chandelier Redwood tree in California. So remember, you may think you don’t make a difference, but you do!!