Monday, 16 November 2015

Grey day

The birds are back in force, scoffing the peanuts and pecking at the fat balls.  Mostly, they are coal, great, and blue tits.  Morris is there, and several young Morrisons.  We have also enjoyed the arrival of a pair of nuthatches, with their exquisite colouring of blue-grey and soft apricot, with black eyeliner.
A low tide and a lull in the rain lured us all out for walk on the beach yesterday morning.  The colours were beautiful, subtle and wintry.
I took this photograph, turned to walk back over the rocks to join the family, further back down the beach, slipped, and ended up sitting in a very cold rock pool,with a badly broken wrist!  :o(  Posts on the running wave may be a little scant over the next 8 weeks or so.  But don't go away - I can, and will, tap out a few words to accompany the occasional photo!

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  1. I'm new to your blog and very much enjoy your writing and photography. Mend well and safer journeys.
    Jim Robinson, Putney, VT

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    1. Thank you so much for your message, and good wishes, Jim! Welcome to the running wave. I am delighted you have found and enjoy my blog! A

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  2. I too enjoy your blog and, from a bit closer to home, wish you a speedy recovery. Xx

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  3. Hope it's not too painful, and it knits together quickly. I enjoy reading your blog and all the lovely photos, it always reminds me of holidays in Scotland. Best wishes.

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    1. Thank you so much! I am very happy you enjoy the blog! A

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  4. Ouch!!! So sorry you broke your wrist - those rocks can be treacherous, can't they? I've slipped a few times but luckily not fallen (hope I haven't jinxed myself now!)
    Wishing you a speedy and straight-forward recovery.

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    1. Thank you very much! I am always incredibly careful on rocks, so, yes, very frustrating, but it is what it is, and with so much else going on in the world, this pales significantly. Counting my blessings! Off to Cromarty for a painting weekend - which could prove interesting!! Hopefully I can produce some decent photos, if not paintings and drawings!! A

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    2. Oh how lovely, though you could have done with two working hands. Will you put some of your paintings up on your blog when you get back, pretty please? I meant to say before - I love those gorgeous nuthatches. I seem to get mostly hedge sparrows, with an occasional robin, too many pigeons and starlings and even a pair of jackdaws that clear up all the food in seconds. Zac usually sees off the big birds, but neglects his duties when it's raining!

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  5. Help, you poor thing. I hope you've been well treated at hospital and that it won't be too much of an inconvenience - is the hand that you work and write with? It's amazing how much we need our hands even if it's the one we don't write with, all of a sudden getting dressed, opening something, driving and other delicate matters are so much harder! Wishing you a speedy recovery xx

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  6. What a pain, I hope it's not the hand you use most and that you can still get around. It's such a pain when you realise you need it for just about everything, wishing you a speedy recovery. PS What a treat to see Nuthatches close up! We saw a Cormorant on the beach today hopping along, not sure if it was poorly but it was great to see in detail. x

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  7. Hi Antonia - lovely to hear from you! Thank you. Yes - really rubbish thing to have happened! I am feeling pretty fed up. Luckily I am right handed, so it could be a lot worse. It's a bad brake and I had to go to A&E early this morning because the cast had slipped and it was all a nightmare. :o( Got a new one now. Not being able to drive is the worst thing. Grrrr!! A x

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